Sheet metal repair and replacement are necessary for maintaining any building. Fort-Cica offers a variety of sheet metal services. Those services include, but are not limited to, the repair, replace and/or the installation of: leader pipes (down spouts), gutters, metal coping caps, cornices, standing seam roofs, metal cladding and scupper boxes. Reasons for the various repairs, replacements and installations using sheet metal are as follows:
Leader Pipes, also known as downspouts, are an integral part of a building’s drainage system. They are usually mounted on the rear side of a building but sometimes they can be found on the front elevations. Over time, leader pipes breakdown and open at their seam. When this happens it can cause deterioration to the masonry behind them of create a drainage issue for the entire building. Lead pipe repairs and replacements are quick and relatively inexpensive.
Gutters are the main drainage system for many buildings throughout the world. They are usually mounted on the rear side of a building but sometimes they can be found on the front elevations. Over time, leader pipes breakdown and open at their seam. When this happens it can cause deterioration to the masonry behind them of create a drainage issue for the entire building. Lead pipe repairs and replacements are quick and relatively inexpensive.
Metal Coping Caps are installed on top of parapet walls (a parapet wall is where the roof and a wall meet). They are installed to keep moisture out of the walls. Metal coping caps can be installed on any sort of parapet and come in a variety of colors, materials and sizes. The beauty of using a metal coping cap as opposed to the traditional coping stone is that they are much more economical in price and typically prove to be more ascetically pleasing.
A Standing Seam Roof is an option for any pitched roof. It offers a unique look and the long term waterproofing qualities of metal. Standing seam roofs come in a variety of materials and offer multiple color options. Please visit our metal roof section to review our portfolio and find a system that suits your needs.
Metal Cladding, also known as metal siding, is usually installed in a streamline fashion on walls that are experiencing leaks. For the most part, cladding is usually more economical than the installation of stucco or brick. It comes in a variety of sizes,color and materials. Metal cladding may prove to be the economical repair to a wall leak that you are experiencing. Please visit our portfolio to see a few photos of our panel installations.
Scupper Boxes are the drainage box found at the lowest point of the roof area, where a gutter and/or drain are not present. They typically drain to a leader pipe. Scupper installation is a vital part of roof drainage. If installed incorrectly it can produce disastrous results. Scupper installation is usually a quick project for Fort Cica because we are certified in many different manufacturers.