Partial restoration of your balcony: if you only need to fix the soffit

During restoration work on building façades, we very often find ourselves having to intervene with renovation operations on balcony soffits. As the years go by, it is inevitable that the undersides of balconies will show signs of erosion, bulging of the plaster or oxidation of the metal parts and, in the most serious cases, even material becoming detached, which could cause damage to the property or people.

Not only is intervention on just the soffit possible, but with us it is also much more economical: by choosing to carry out the work you need using the double safety rope technique, you avoid having to enclose your building in scaffolding and you benefit from work performed to perfection with reduced execution times, often saving not only time but also money.

HOW IS SOFFIT RESTORATION CARRIED OUT?

When performing maintenance or renovation work on soffits, our construction workers also follow the planned phases of work using the double safety rope technique, therefore without installing scaffolding.

If the damage to the underside of the balcony is only superficial, a simple restoration of the plaster is carried out, however if the damage is greater, a more complex intervention is required. As a first step, our EdiliziAcrobatica construction workers carry out a staking process and remove the detaching parts. If necessary, they treat the reinforcing rods by brushing and, in addition, passivate them with rust converters.

As a second step, the bottom is cleaned and the removed parts reconstructed using reconstituted fibre-reinforced thixotropic skimming mortar. Once the surface has dried, the intervention is concluded with a coating stage, using a protective paint for exteriors.

To assess the time and cost of restoring your soffit, simply request a free, no obligation quote:

  • within 12 hours of receiving the quote, an EA technician will contact you to arrange an initial inspection, free of charge, to assess the extent of the damage and the individual needs 
  • after the inspection, you will receive a quote complete with the phases of work, times and costs, with which you can decide whether or not to proceed.

RENOVATION OF SOFFITS AND BALCONIES

Renovating soffits is part of our balcony service which includes, among other things, sealing cracks, restoring plaster, painting, repairing front panels and cornices, lining walls, tiling, structural reinforcement and waterproofing.

HOW ARE THE COSTS SHARED FOR RENOVATION OF THE UNDERSIDE OF BALCONIES IN APARTMENT BUILDINGS?

In the case of apartment buildings, to find out how the costs of operations on the underside of balconies are distributed, you should contact your property manager. Of course, our technicians are at your service for any clarification, support and synergy with your manager.

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PREVENTING DAMAGE TO SOFFITS

Weathering, in particular rain, is the main cause of balcony deterioration and, therefore, of all their elements such as soffits. Water penetration can go unnoticed, without displaying any major damage for a long time and eventually causes problems which, when they appear, may already have compromised the structure. For this reason, it is recommended to take care of your soffits with occasional maintenance and checks, and to intervene with soffit renovation as soon as the first signs of deterioration are detected.