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Tips for Restoration and Preservation of Decorative Sheet Metal

Due to its durable nature and resistance to damage caused by long-term exposure to the elements, it should come as no surprise that metal has been used as a building material for centuries. However, metal also happens to be incredibly flexible, especially when compared to materials like wood and stone. As a result, many architects used metal as a way to add decorative flourishes to their buildings. One of the most popular methods of doing so is with a technique called metal stamping.

If you have a historic building that boasts intricate ornamental decorative metal elements (such as on the siding, cupolas, or steeples of your building), we can help preserve it for years to come as well as restore it when needed.

Ornamental Decorative Sheet Metal Preservation

When it comes to preserving your decorative sheet metal elements, one of the most important steps to take is to prevent corrosion. Corrosion occurs when the metal reacts with oxygen and water to form oxides on the surface of the metal. This process can cause the metal to weaken, break down, and eventually fail. There are a number of ways that you can prevent corrosion from occurring, such as:

If you have decorative sheet metal elements on your property that are in need of repair, we can help. We have a team of experienced artisans who specialize in ornamental metal repair. We can assess the damage and come up with a plan to restore your metal elements to their former glory.

Ornamental Decorative Sheet Metal Restoration
When certain ornamental metal elements are damaged, they may need to be replaced. In this case, these elements will need to be reproduced using the same metal or a similar metal that matches aesthetically. Our artisans can use both traditional and modern metal stamping and fabrication techniques to reproduce your decorative metal elements using a wide range of metals. Some of the metals we work with include aluminum, brass, copper, lead-coated copper, nickel, galvanized steel, stainless steel, and titanium.

Inquire About Our Preservation and Restoration Services Today
To find out more about our decorative metal stamping and sheet metal fabrication capabilities or about our preservation and restoration services, be sure to contact us at Heather & Little today. We offer custom metal stamping services as well.

Preservation Consulting

And if you are looking for a second opinion on your project or have a particularly complex issue that needs a fresh eye, we’re here for that too. Tackling tricky challenges is our specialty and we welcome the opportunity to provide consulting advice, with the same exacting attention to detail we bring to all our commissions.
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