Case Studies

Metal Restoration of First National Bank of Lansing, Michigan

Presto performed a metal restoration project on the exterior of the First National Bank Building in Lansing, Michigan.  The client called after a local consultant advised him that Presto was the right service and product provider to tackle the intricate surface. The unique design of the building included the restoration of the metal "fins" that would require detailed work with an experienced team and an efficient product.  Presto's products of choice for such a project is EnviRestore Metal Stain Remover and Metal Protector HD.  Both products work "hand-in-hand" to clean and preserve the restored surface. The result of the architectural metal restoration was exceptional; creating a brand-new finish which will retain its appearance for years to come.  For more information on our metal restoration process and products, contact us at 1-800-693-1228 or Click Here.



Restoration of One Riverfront Place in Newport, Kentucky

One Riverfront Place is located within walking distance from Newport, Kentucky with a great view of Cincinnati, just across the Ohio River. Representatives from the property found our solution to glass, metal and stone restoration through internet research, and were able to see the value in our competitive pricing and aggressive protective treatment warranties.


We were able to restore severely stained windows and frames with the Glass ReSurfacer System and EnviRestore MSR (Metal Stain Remover). After restoration Glass Defender MD and Metal Protector MD were applied to the newly-restored materials. The precast was chemically cleaned with Stone Restore HD and protected with Leach Stop Mineral Leaching Mitigation Treatment. This combination of protective treatments effectively coats the entire building in high-performance silicone in order to help maintain a clean, stain-resistant appearance for years to come.

This work was done as a caveat to a new tenant entering contract to lease out a portion of the building. The work was contracted in mid-September, and was required to be complete by December 31 per the lease agreement. We were able to allocate the necessary crews, due to our flexible company infrastructure and present the work for approval by December 2, almost a month ahead of schedule.

If you have a building with a stone, metal or glass exterior that needs attention such as maintenance, restoration and protection, visit our website to complete the Request A Proposal form. If you have questions, contact us at 1-800-693-1228. Let Presto return your building's surface to a like-new appearance.



Restoration of Children's Primary Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah


The restoration of the Children's Primary Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah included stains on a massive facility of the architectural aluminum panels as well as the window frames. After calling local contractors to find a solution to no avail, management called Presto Restoration Products & Services to help find a solution to the problem.


Presto performed successful testing to remove all staining and make the window frames and aluminum panels look new again. They were then awarded the contract to perform the metal restoration and protection services the facility required.


EnviRestore Metal Stain Remover and Metal Protector MD were used to successfully complete the project to the client’s satisfaction.


Stone Restoration of Bank Building in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Presto was contacted to develop a scope of work for cleaning The Old Scotia Bank Building in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The building's envelope is comprised of marble travertine panels. This beautiful building material suffered from decades of neglect and had serious black staining on the majority of the surface. Furthermore, local contractors had damaged a nearby building containing the same stone material during a previous restoration service. Presto's task was to find a way to clean the sensitive material without damaging it, and find a suitable protective treatment to preserve the finish after restoration.


The Presto Team tested several methods of restoration using both chemical and mechanical approaches. While mechanical approaches produced beautiful results, the cost to resurface the material would prove much higher than chemical cleaning and not in the budget. Presto's uniquely-designed product Stone Restore CB2 produced perfectly clean results without altering the surface of the stone, and the cost of this method of restoration was in line with the owner's budget.

After the cleaning process, Presto's LeachStop which was applied after testing and showed an impressive ability to waterproof the surface of the stone. 



Restoration for Hampton & Hilton Hotels in Charlotte, North Carolina

September 2015, Presto Restoration Products and Services completed an extensive cleaning and waterproofing project for the Hampton and Hilton Hotels located in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina. It was completed in combination with interior renovations, and due to space constraints in loading areas, had to be carefully coordinated. Additionally, the project required special consideration to the local homeowners in the residential towers situated between the two hotels. Presto insured that cars and personal property would be properly stored and protected during the cleaning process so product residue would not affect them.

Presto used a superior product called Stone Restore CB2, designed to remove heavy biological staining. This solution was applied to clean the two buildings’ entire exterior as well as the numerous ledges on the building. Dow Corning Silicone caulking was installed at the window perimeters and control joints for both properties. Due to years of water penetration of the exterior insulation and finishing system (EIFS) material, patching and waterproof coatings were applied in several areas in order to carefully match the existing facade.

This project was completed over a period of three months and the property management and guests were more than pleased with the outcome.






Restoration for North American Mission Board in Alpharetta, GA

September 2015, Presto Restoration Products & Services completed an extensive exterior restoration of the North American Mission Board (NAMB) in Alpharetta Georgia. The entire building’s exterior surface, including glass, metal and precast concrete was restored and protected using Presto's uniquely designed product line. Nearly 8 miles of caulking on the structure’s joints was replaced using Dow Corning 757 SMS “stain-resistant” silicone caulking. The building’s glass, metal and precast surfaces were restored as well and covered the distance of two football fields.


Many high-rise buildings are constructed similarly and the windows are typically cleaned in a traditional manner every six months only to develop stains on the glass, metal and precast surfaces within a couple of years after restoration. By maintaining the building’s exterior with Presto Restoration Products, the NAMB building can preserve its original appearance and will prevent unnecessary and expensive restoration services from ever being performed again, if maintained properly.


After over a decade of continued use and testing, case-study after case-study proves that Presto’s protective treatments and maintenance process allow building facades to remain stain-free.


The following services were performed: Click the service link to view what products we used.

Services Performed

Product Used

Window Glass RestorationGlass Resurfacer Final Polish 
Window Glass ProtectionGlass Defender Primer + HD
Precast CleaningStone Restoration Products
Precast Sealing Using SiliconeMetal ReSurfacer
Anodized Aluminum Window Frame RestorationMetal Protector HD
Anodized Aluminum Window Frame ProtectionDow Corning 756 SMS
Silicone Caulking All Joints


Why Is Presto’s Process So Effective?


There are 4 major differences in Presto Restoration Products & Services’ system versus common industry standard services that help prevent stains from developing on the exterior surfaces:


  • Prestos recommends only deionized water for exterior window cleaning. Many exterior building maintenance companies use dish soap and tap water, which adds to the staining problem.


  • Presto uses high-performance inorganic silicone sealer on precast, Most providers use organic Silane sealers that quickly break down compromising the surface protection and allows leaching from the failed sealer, as well as minerals from precast erosion onto adjacent surfaces.


  • Presto uses newly-developed high-performance inorganic silicone sealers that last 2-3 times longer for glass and metal surfaces and prevents stains for decades.


  • Presto recommends Dow Corning 756 SMS Caulking, which is designed to reduce the run down of stains and can last up to 20 years. Many companies use a lower performing caulking that leaches silicone oils onto adjacent surfaces and will not withstand staining or contributes to staining.


Additionally, the Presto Restoration Products & Services’ Team will continue to monitor the building’s resistance to the elements to ensure its products are performing as expected for years to come.  


For more information visit Presto’s Products or Request a Proposal.


Restoration of Lake View One & Two in Alpharetta, GA


Presto Property Services, Inc. completed the exterior restoration of Lake View One & Two at Sanctuary Park in Alpharetta, Georgia. The project was managed by Jones Lang LaSalle and Choate Construction Co. The entire project was performed using high performance building restoration products created by Presto Restoration Products, Inc.

The two buildings were built in 1996.  Despite standard building maintenance the window glass, precast concrete, and aluminum mullions became severely stained. 

The exterior glass surfaces were most likely stained as a result of a combination of the following issues: 
  1. Minerals leaching from the precast onto flush mounted window systems.
  2. Dish Soap used during the window cleaning process
  3. Tap water used during the window cleaning process
  4. Unprotected glass surfaces
  5. Failed water repellents leaching onto the glass
  6. To learn more about how and why glass becomes stained, follow the preceding link
Presto Property Services, Inc. was included in the RFP for this project. After visiting the site, and performing test areas using Presto Restoration Products, Inc.Presto Property Services, Inc. was awarded the project due to performing a quality test area,  the lowest prices, and the best warranties in the industry.

Please view our slide show demonstrating the condition of the building surfaces prior to restoration, the test areas that were performed to secure the project, and the finished results.

Challenges facing successful performance of this project included cold winter weather, more than average precipitation, and a two month time frame for end of the year completion. Due to exceptional coordination by Choate Construction, and Jones Lang LaSalle's commitment to an end of the year finish date, our restoration contractors were able to work nights and weekends, in order to get the project finished on time. 

The architectural window Glass was restored using the Glass ReSurfacer® System.  As you can see in the slideshow, this system produces some of the most impressive results in our industry.  The products used to restore the glass included Glass ReSurfacer® Final Polish and avarible speed polisher with the Glass ReSurfacer Back Pad andPad. Presto's specialized microfiber towels were also utilized.

The Glass was protected with Glass Defender® MD a high performence silicone protective treatment.

The Precast was cleaned with Stone Restore® HDStone Restore CB2 and Stone Restore CT.

The precast was sealed using Elasticone Stone Sealant.  This product helps to protect the precast from further staining, damage, and helps to prevent leaching onto flush mount window systems.

The anodized aluminum window frames were restored using EnviRestore® Metal Stain Remover, and protected using Metal Protector®.

These two properties now have the option to use Presto Property Services to perform scheduled maintenance, and receive a Limited Lifetime Warranty.  This warranty  guarantees that as long as these properties are properly serviced and maintained using Presto, any stains forming on the glass will be removed free of charge. To learn more about Presto's specialized maintenance recommendation after restoration visit Increase Your Return on Investment

Thank you Jones Lang LaSalle and Choate Construction Co. for using our products and services.




Restoration of Paragon Centre in Louisville, Kentucky

In 2014, Presto Property Services was contacted when other contractors were unable to restore the windows and frames on this beautiful two building property. Upon our site visit, we recommended The Glass ReSurfacer System and demonstrated the results for Nicklies Development, the building owners. In addition we recommended Leachstop instead of the 40% silane which was planned during the clean and seal process. Presto Property Services was awarded the exterior restoration as a result of successful demonstrations at the site, and in consideration of our competitive pricing. Nicklies Development needed the work completed within a tight time frame in order to clean the exterior façade and list the fully leased building for sale. We were able to meet their deadlines and provide exceptional restoration results for severely damaged architectural materials.

The following building restoration services were performed at Paragon Centre. Click the service link to view what products we used.






Restoration of Woodfield Crossing II in Indianapolis, Indiana

In 2013, Presto Property Services was invited to submit pricing on this impressive facility after a recent purchase by Neyer Properties. Upon receipt of the RFP, Presto provided an alternate Scope of Work using Presto Restoration Products to restore the façade. In 2014 The Glass ReSurfacer System produced spotless results on the vision glass, while EnviRestore Metal Stain Remover made the frames look new again. Leachstop was used on the precast after cleaning in order to help prevent future minerals from leaching out of the precast onto the newly restored window glass and frames. 

The following building restoration services were performed at Woodfield Crossing II. 

Click the service link to view what products we used:




In 2008these three buildings were completely restored using Presto's products and services.

When Bellsouth was purchased by AT&T Lenox park came with the deal only the building were dirty, stained and not in the best condition due to lack of proper maintenance. Presto was called to the rescue. We were able to specify products for each restoration services needed for every inch of all three buildings.

The following building restoration services were performed at Lenox Park. Click the service link to view what products we used.

Services Performed

Product Used

 Window Glass Restoration Glass Resurfacer Final Polish 
 Window Glass Protection Glass Defender HD
 Precast Cleaning Stone Restoration Products
 Roof Tile Restoration Stone Restore HD
 Roof Tile Sealing Elasticone
 Precast Sealing Using SiliconeMetal ReSurfacer
 Anodized Aluminum Window Frame Restoration Metal Protector
 Anodized Aluminum Window Frame Protection


Carter 

 


Located within a massive development section of Atlanta, coined the “Midtown Mile,” 1100 Peachtree Street, built in 1991, had no choice but to keep up with the horizon of competition – new, neighboring, commercial buildings.

Since the opening of this high-profile, 28-story, 500,000 sq. ft. building, the exterior windows were cleaned every six months using industry standard methods involving tap water and dish soap. This process enabled the development of stains on every inch of the building. These stains are best described as soap scum on the glass, metal and stone surfaces.

Carter Real Estate and owner, Manulife Financial, chose to restore the entire exterior of 1100 Peachtree Street using Presto Restoration Products and Presto Property Services. Much research was conducted before the selection of a service provider to ensure that 1100 Peachtree Street received the platinum treatment. It became clear that Presto products and techniques were the right fit for this property, not only for their unsurpassed results, but for the long-term return on investment they bring.

After performing glass restoration, stone restoration, and metal restoration, we implemented a maintenance procedure including cleaning both the stone and the windows with de-ionized water.

If properly maintained in line with Presto’s recommendations, this property will never need a full-building restoration again. a STRONG STATEMENT FOR THE INDUSTRY, A WAY OF LIFE FOR PRESTO.

The following services were performed: Click the service link to view what products we used.

Services Performed

Product Used

Window Glass Restoration Glass ReSurfacer Final Polish 
Window Glass Protection Glass Defender HD
Precast Cleaning Metal ReSurfacer
Precast Sealing Using Silicone Metal Protector
Anodized Aluminum Window Frame Restoration Stone Restore PS
Anodized Aluminum Window Frame Protection Stone Restoration Products
Polished Granite Restoration  LeachStop Precast Protection
Polished Granite Protection Stone Restore PS
Polished Marble Restoration
Roof Top Steel Beam Restoration & Painting



Omni Hotel CNN Center Expansion




Since 2002, Presto has performed services ranging from glass restoration and window cleaning to caulking and stone restoration on the exterior of the CNN Center, and both towers at the Omni Hotel. Our most recent project included cleaning the stone on the North Tower of the Omni Hotel and applying Elasticone stone sealant to the surface of the stone.

This project was performed in wake of the devastating tornado that ripped through downtown Atlanta. Due to the storm, multiple companies were on site working diligently to perform various repairs. Careful planning allowed us to successfully complete the project, and work around the numerous crews.

The following services were performed: Click the service link to view what products we used.

Services Performed

Product Used

Window Glass Restoration Glass Resurfacer Final Polish 
Window Glass Protection Glass Defender HD
Precast CleaningStone Restoration Products
Precast Sealing Using Silicone Metal Resurfacer
Stainless Steel Restoration Caulking
Window Cleaning Painting
Caulking  Elasticone GSX
Painting Green Kleen
Paver Restoration 
Paver Protection
Pressure Washing







In 2008the Omni Hotel at CNN Center's limestone facade was restored using Presto's products and services.

The following services were performed: Click the service link to view what products we used.

Services Performed

Product Used

Window Glass Restoration Glass Resurfacer Final Polish 
Window Glass Protection Glass Defender HD
Overspray Removal Sticker Shocker
Limestone Control Joint Caulking 790 SILICONE BUILDING SEALANT





In 2006, 11460 Johns Creek Parkway was restored using Presto's products and services.
The following services were performed: Click the service link to view what products we used.

Services Performed

Product Used

Anodized Aluminum Window Frame Restoration Metal Resurfacer
Anodized Aluminum Window Frame Protection Metal Protector
Window Glass Protection Glass Defender HD
Window Glass Scratch Removal Glass Resurfacer Final Polish
Window Glass Stain Removal Stone Restore PS
Polished Granite Restoration 
Window Cleaning




In 20054205 River Green Parkway was restored using Presto's products and services.

The following services were performed: Click the service link to view what products we used.

Services Performed

Product Used

Anodized Aluminum Window Frame Restoration Metal Resurfacer
Anodized Aluminum Window Frame Protection Metal Protector
Window Glass Protection Glass Defender HD
Window Glass Scratch Removal Glass Resurfacer Final Polish
Precast Restoration Stone Restoration Products
Precast Protection

 







In 2004, 2400 Century Parkway was restored using Presto's products and services.

The following services were performed: Click the service link to view what products we used.

Services Performed

Product Used

Anodized Aluminum Window Frame Restoration Metal Resurfacer
Anodized Aluminum Window Frame Protection Metal Protector
Window Glass Protection Glass Defender HD
Window Glass Scratch Removal Glass Resurfacer Final Polish
Window Glass Restoration Stone Restoration Products
Precast Cleaning
Precast Sealing Using Silicone


Department of Management Services

The Turlington Building



In 20074050 Esplanade Way was restored using Presto's products and services.
The following services were performed:

Services Performed

Product Used

Aluminum Composite Panel Restoration Glass Resurfacer Final Polish
Architectural Window Glass Restoration Sticker Shocker







The Centergy Building is a class A office space which began experiencing glass stains less than 5 years after it was built. This property is located on a major highway, and receives above average exposure to environmental pollutants. These pollutants quickly attached to the building requiring full building restoration.

We performed glass restoration, metal restoration, and stone restoration in order to restore the entire façade to it’s intended condition. After the restoration process, we applied silicone protective treatments to each surface in order to help protect against future staining.

Scheduled maintenance procedures ensure that the architectural materials will remain in beautiful condition for years to come.

The following services were performed: Click the service link to view what products we used.

Services Performed

Product Used

Anodized Aluminum Window Frame Restoration Metal Resurfacer
Anodized Aluminum Window Frame Protection Metal Protector
Window Glass Protection Glass Defender HD
Window Glass Stain Removal Glass Resurfacer Final Polish
Window Cleaning Stone Restoration Products
Brick Cleaning
Brick Sealing
Precast Cleaning
Precast Sealing






From 2001 to 2006The CNN Center contracted numerous restoration projects with Presto.


The following services were performed: Click the service link to view what products we used.

Services Performed

Product Used

Anodized Aluminum Window Frame Restoration Metal Resurfacer
Anodized Aluminum Window Frame Protection Metal Protector
Window Glass Protection Glass Defender HD
Window Glass Stain Removal Glass Resurfacer Final Polish
Window Cleaning Stone Restoration Products
Limestone RestorationWet Gazing/Caulking Atrium Skylight
Limestone to Metal Window Perimeter CaulkingHigh Climbing & High Dusting
Control Joint Caulking Limestone Control Joint Caulking
Wet Glazing/Caulking Atrium Skylight Limestone to Metal Window Perimeter Caulking
High Climbing & High Dusting

 






In 20081001 Summit Blvd was cleaned using Presto's products and services.

The following services were performed: Click the service link to view what products we used.

Services Performed

Product Used

 Precast Cleaning Stone Restoration Products






In 2007, the entire exterior of 475 Technology Parkway was cleaned and painted.

The following services were performed: Click the service link to view what products we used.