Caring for GFRC

October 2, 2011

GFRC Information

With GFRC, a Little Care Goes a Long Way

Several Pattern Choices for GFRC Products

Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete is an amazingly diverse building material. It can emulate dozens of building materials from quarried granite to polished marble to poured concrete and even natural grain wood. Surprisingly, GFRC is also incredibly low-maintenance;  GFRC is rot resistant, termite resistant and easy to care for. Nonetheless, a little care can go a long way.

Inspect and Maintain Non-GFRC Elements

Although GFRC itself will last for years, the same cannot always be said of the adhesive materials used to join and hang cladding panels, so the joints of cladding panels should be periodically inspected and re-caulked. The same precautions should be taken with other GFRC elements of construction. Metal flashing and fasteners should likewise be checked every so often to keep an eye on corrosion and breakage.

Cleaning and Polishing your GFRC Will Keep It Fresh

Keeping it clean and dust free will make the Stromberg GFRC look as good as the day it was installed.  This can be done with a hose and sprayer.  You do not need to add anything to the water, just spray and it will clean things up nicely.

If you have a paint finish, then the paint manufacturer will have provided guidelines for cleaning that surface. Following this will keep your GFRC clean and healthy.

Sometimes a little extra paint finds its way to the GFRC panel.  Graffiti is a problem for a lot of buildings.  An anti-graffiti seal can be applied by Stromberg GFRC or as an after market item.  This seal does not prevent graffiti but does make it easier to remove it.

Questions? Comments? Tips? Contact Us Today

Upon request, Stromberg Architectural Products will provide guidelines and recommendations for taking care of your GFRC.  For more information and assistance with your design challenge, please call us at (903) 454-0904 today or email us at [email protected].

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