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Advanced Restoration for Building Façades

Long live your building.

Sto’s reStore program enables you to safeguard your property’s value, increase energy efficiency and refresh curb appeal. Sto reStore has a program level specific to your restoration needs, offering a single source for materials and services to meet all your maintenance and restoration requirements.
To learn more about the four levels of reStore and which program level is the right one for your project, please choose which group below represents you the best. Whatever condition your building exterior is in, Sto reStore has a customized solution to help you regain the value of your investment, from cleaning to restoration of the entire façade.

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What is reStore

The reStore program combines all of Sto’s knowledge and resources to provide a comprehensive program that focuses on maintenance, repair, and energy improvements of existing EIFS, Masonry, Concrete, and Stucco structures.

The program safeguards the long term value of your investment and ensures cladding meets the needs of today and the future. We assist in diagnosing existing conditions and consult with stake holders with our recommendations. We combine our understanding of your goals to give you a solution that will enhance your investment, increase the performance of cladding and improve the look of the exterior. We work with Owners, Architects, Building envelope consultants, engineers and contractors to tailor a solution that will best meet your design objectives.

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Why reStore

According to The Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), the existing building inventory in the United States and Canada represents approximately 119 million households and over 80 billion square feet of commercial building space. A substantial portion of this commercial floor space was built prior to 1980, and a substantial number of the buildings built in the first half of the 20th century are still in operation and consuming energy.

The energy use and demand in commercial buildings has been growing rapidly over the past two decades, in part, as a result of the increase in numbers and usage of computers and other information technology. According to the US Department of Energy, commercial buildings account for 35 percent of US electricity consumption and 40 percent of the global demand. 

On average, existing commercial buildings spend 30 percent of their annual operating budgets on energy costs to which also accounts for close to 20 percent of all global carbon emissions.

Rising energy costs, growing concerns about greenhouse gas emissions, as well as a new mandate from the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) to expand the use and increase the minimal thickness requirement for Continuous Insulation (CI) for all wall assemblies in nearly all climate zones have created a great momentum for the restoration and retrofitting of aging buildings. The market research and consulting firm Pike Research LLC (now Navigant Research) projects that by the year 2020, the market demand for retrofitted solutions for commercial buildings will reach $152 billion (USD) worldwide.

Sto Corp. has been involved in building restoration since 2000 and has completed some 82 million square feet of restored cladding projects to date. Our reStore program leverages both the unmatched technical expertise of Sto field service teams and the company’s full line of repair products for EIFS, Stucco, Concrete and Masonry construction, as well as, high performance Coatings to provide a customized maintenance and restoration solution for all buildings, regardless of exterior condition.

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The Four Levels of reStore

Whatever condition your building exterior is in, reStore has a program to help you regain the value of your investment. Whether simple maintenance is needed to remove dirt and mildew, or a complete façade restoration, there is a reStore program that provides the products and support you need.

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Clean & Recoat
A basic program to remove dirt, mold and mildew, while refreshing or updating the color of the façade.

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Repair & Finish
A program to repair minor damage to EIFS or stucco facades before it becomes a major problem.

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Overclad
A cost-efficient program to correct moisture intrusion problems and improve the energy efficiency and aesthetic appeal of brick, block or stucco facades.

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Remove & Reclad
For extensive renovations, it often is most efficient to start over with a new cladding.

Sto reStore Offer

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Service & Support

Sto Technical Support offers a full array of services to meet the specific needs of your project: training, plan reviews by design architects, logistical support, application equipment for faster and better installation, and specification writing.

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Extended Protection

Sto guarantees the performance of our products with extended warranty protection, including a 10-year coating warranties and a 10-year extension of existing Sto EIFS cladding warranties for qualified restoration projects.

 

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Design Services

Do more than just refresh the color of your building. Sto Studio offers design services that no other can provide – a professional façade design, color renderings and architectural treatments to visualize a building with different design scenarios so you can weigh the options and identify the best solution for your project.

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Superior Products

High-quality products from one manufacturer. Sto offers a full line of repair products for EIFS, stucco, concrete and masonry construction, as well as, high performance coatings that extend the life of a building while reducing maintenance and enhancing curb appeal.

Since 2000, Sto Corp has completed over 82 million square feet of restored cladding projects.

Case Study in Restoration:
The City of Toronto

To learn more about how a restoration program can be a targeted solution for building lifecycle problems, please read the “Tower Renewal Guidelines Report” published by the University of Toronto; Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design; Ted Kesik and Ivan Saleff.

Toronto currently boasts more than 2,000 high-rise buildings: ranking second highest amount of buildings with twelve stories or more in North America. This report highlights, among many renewal strategies, the importance of thermal over-cladding of the building envelope while addressing the current energy code and performance requirements of the City of Toronto.

Download the full Report

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Images courtesy of University of Toronto; Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design; Ted Kesik and Ivan Saleff.

Building Owner

A whole new outlook for your building’s exterior.

Airborne grime, splash-up from roadways and pedestrian traffic – buildings get dirty, especially in urban areas. Sto’s reStore program enables you to safeguard your property’s value, increase energy efficiency and refresh curb appeal. Sto reStore pulls all the pieces together, offering building owners a single source for materials and services to meet all their maintenance and restoration requirements. Sto dramatically improves the appearance of building exteriors by cleaning and finishing with a proprietary Sto coating, eliminating the soiling and fading that has occurred over time. It’s one of the simplest, most cost effective ways to ensure a building communicates its value to tenants and visitors alike.

5 Things Building Owners Need to Know about reStore

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Level 1
Clean & Recoat

A basic program to remove dirt, mold and mildew, while refreshing or updating the color of the façade.

The clean and recoat process combines a thorough pressure washing and surface finishing with a high performance Sto coating. Sto coatings deliver far more than paint; they actually resist accumulation of dirt, mold and pollutants, preserving a building’s value while enhancing its appearance and reducing maintenance needs. Sto coatings are integrally colored with high-quality pigments to complement building additions or to totally transform a structure’s appearance.
You’ll see real, quantifiable results when you protect your building with a Sto high performance coating, including improved resistance to water, mildew, cracks and fading.

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Hotel Zaza – Dallas, Texas

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Playa del Mar – Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Level 2
Repair & Finish

A program to repair minor damage to EIFS or stucco facades before it becomes a major problem.

Cracking and other damage is repaired with a substrate-specific repair product. Often, an additional layer of basecoat with embedded mesh is used to restore the building exterior to its original condition. Sto repair products are engineered for most substrates, including EIFS, stucco, concrete and masonry.
After damage is repaired, a high performance Sto finish is applied to finish and seal the surface, protecting it from the elements and slowing down natural wear and tear. Now the exterior is safeguarded from wind-driven rain, UV rays, and mold and mildew.

High Performance Coating vs Regular Paint

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Regular Paint regular-small-paint regular-small-paint regular-small-paint regular-big-paint

Six Steps for a Successful Coating Application

Featured Coatings

All Sto coatings and finishes are vapor permeable, easy to apply, safe and nontoxic, and have low VOCs. We incorporate sustainable practices throughout our operations, earning us ISO 14001 certification for our environmental management system. Many of our products help reduce the environmental impact of
construction by saving energy and using materials with recycled content.

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StoCoat® Lotusan®

•  Unique exterior water-based acrylic wall coating.

•  Lotus-Effect® technology mimics the self-cleaning capabilities of the lotus leaf – dirt simply runs off.

•  Keeps property clean, saving money on maintenance and recoating.

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StoSilco Lastic®

•  Exterior elastomeric wall coating withstands wind-driven rain and bridges hairline cracks.

•  Designed for extreme elasticity, able to elongate up to 315 percent.

•  Resilient silicone-enhanced formula resists dirt pickup better than silicone coatings.

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StoCoat® Acryl Plus

•  High-build, water-based acrylic coating with excellent fade resistance and substrate adhesion.

•  Provides superior protection against weather, salts and environmental pollutants.

•  Designed for use on both vertical and horizontal exterior surfaces.

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StoCoat® Climasan®

•  Contains Visible Light Catalyst (VLC) that, activated by any source of light, degrade organic compounds eliminating indoor odor.

•  High wearing washable finish that can be cleaned using soap and water.

•  Easy to apply on both walls and ceilings offering excepcional hiding and finish.

Sto Studio

Sto provides valuable insight to your finished construction project. Sto Studio generates a series of color renderings illustrating aesthetic options for a range of building types:

Hospitality, Multi-Family Housing, Commercial Real Estate or Single-Family Residences.

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Building Professional

New cladding that performs far better, far longer.

During a building’s lifetime, it can require major exterior renovation. Overcladding is an excellent way to extend a building’s effective life that’s far less expensive than rebuilding. The impact of overcladding with Sto is dramatic. Take a building diminished by wear and tear and bring it up to the standards of today’s structures both in appearance and energy efficiency. More than just a pretty restoration, Sto cladding systems stay looking new longer, thanks to the self-cleaning properties of Stolit®Lotusan® textured finish, which helps nature do its job by gently repelling dirt so it can rinse away with each rainfall.
Sto uses a systems approach to restoration, assisting in diagnosis of the condition of the building exterior and then in the selection of the right products and processes to bring it to the desired level of performance. When new Sto cladding is in place, your building will work for you and with you, looking attractive for years, improving indoor air quality and lowering overall lifecycle costs.

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Recent research indicates the replacement value of a typical 20 story tower apartment building ranges between $50 and $60 million. A comprehensive retrofit, assuming no serious deterioration of the building elements, ranges between $4 and $5 million. A comprehensive retrofit includes new insulated roofing, new windows, over-cladding of walls and balconies, replacement of HVAC systems, lighting system retrofit and replacement of plumbing fixtures with water conserving technology. Payback periods range between 10 and 12 years and yield impressive rates of return between 13%-17%, depending on the escalation rate of energy prices.

From a life cycle cost perspective, the comprehensive retrofit represents about $15 million in savings over a 25 year period, and $75 million in savings over a 50 year period, expressed in current dollars.

Source: Toronto Tower Renewal Guidelines, 2008

A Diagnostic Checklist for Coating Exterior Walls

Level 1
Clean & Recoat

A basic program to remove dirt, mold and mildew, while refreshing or updating the color of the façade.

The clean and recoat process combines a thorough pressure washing and surface finishing with a high performance Sto coating. Sto coatings deliver far more than paint; they actually resist accumulation of dirt, mold and pollutants, preserving a building’s value while enhancing its appearance and reducing maintenance needs. Sto coatings are integrally colored with high-quality pigments to complement building additions or to totally transform a structure’s appearance. You’ll see real, quantifiable results when you protect your building with a Sto high performance coating, including improved resistance to water, mildew, cracks and fading.

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Esmeralda – Palm Springs, California

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Private Residence – New Mexico

Level 2
Repair & Finish

A program to repair minor damage to EIFS or stucco facades before it becomes a major problem.

Cracking and other damage is repaired with a substrate-specific repair product. Often, an additional layer of basecoat with embedded mesh is used to restore the building exterior to its original condition. Sto repair products are engineered for most substrates, including EIFS, stucco, concrete and masonry.
After damage is repaired, a high performance Sto finish is applied to finish and seal the surface, protecting it from the elements and slowing down natural wear and tear. Now the exterior is safeguarded from wind-driven rain, UV rays, and mold and mildew.

Level 3
Overclad

A cost-efficient program to correct moisture intrusion problems and improve the energy efficiency and aesthetic appeal of brick, block or stucco facades.

Sto insulated wall claddings have the power to transform an unsightly, inefficient older building. Sto’s latest EIFS innovation is StoTherm Lotusan NExT™, which integrates three key components into an energy-efficient insulated wall cladding system: StoGuard® continuous fluid applied air barrier, StoTherm® exterior insulated cladding and Stolit® Lotusan® textured finish with patented self-cleaning properties. This state-of-the-art system stays attractive for years, in addition to significantly increasing thermal heating and cooling efficiency while improving indoor air quality and lowering the overall lifecycle costs.

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Ocean Village – NYC, New York

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Silver Creek – Snowshoe, West Virginia

Level 4
Remove & Reclad

For extensive renovations, it often is most efficient to start over with a new cladding.

Sto offers you options. Instead of extensive repairs, it’s often more efficient to remove all existing cladding and replace with a superior, sustainable Sto wall cladding system that’s extremely durable, improves building performance and looks fresh far longer.
When it makes more sense to reclad than repair, a Sto wall cladding system is the low maintenance, high performance solution. Sto can also overclad brick, block and stucco walls, dramatically improving curb appeal and extending the life of the building’s exterior.

High Performance Coating vs Regular Paint

Labor Steps Service Life
High Performance Coating high-small-coating high-small-coating high-big-coating
Regular Paint regular-small-paint regular-small-paint regular-small-paint regular-big-paint

Six Steps for a Successful Coating Application

Featured Coatings

All Sto coatings and finishes are vapor permeable, easy to apply, safe and nontoxic, and have low VOCs. We incorporate sustainable practices throughout our operations, earning us ISO 14001 certification for our environmental management system. Many of our products help reduce the environmental impact of
construction by saving energy and using materials with recycled content.

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StoCoat® Lotusan®

•  Unique exterior water-based acrylic wall coating

•  Lotus-Effect® technology mimics the self-cleaning capabilities of the lotus leaf – dirt simply runs off

•  Keeps property clean, saves money on maintenance and recoating

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StoSilco Lastic®

•  Exterior elastomeric wall coating withstands wind-driven rain and bridges hairline cracks

•  Designed for extreme elasticity, able to elongate up to 315 percent

•  Resilient silicone-enhanced formula resists dirt pickup better than silicone coatings

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StoCoat® Acryl Plus

•  High-build, water-based acrylic coating with excellent fade resistance and substrate adhesion

•  Provides superior protection against weather, salts and environmental pollutants

•  Designed for use with both vertical and horizontal exterior

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StoCoat® Climasan®

•  Contains Visible Light Catalyst (VLC) that, activated by any source of light, degrade organic compounds eliminating indoor odor.

•  High wearing washable finish that can be cleaned using soap and water.

•  Easy to apply on both walls and ceilings offering excepcional hiding and finish.

Sto Studio

Sto provides valuable insight to your finished construction project. Sto Studio generates a series of color renderings illustrating aesthetic options for a range of building types:

Hospitality, Multi-Family Housing, Commercial Real Estate or Single-Family Residences.

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Support Documents

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Specifications

ts-awesome-file-text-o  Repair of Stucco (R501)


ts-awesome-file-text-o  Cleaning Wall Surfaces (RC100)


ts-awesome-file-text-o  StoTherm Over Existing Cladding (R103)


ts-awesome-file-text-o  EIFS Repair (R100)

Details

ts-awesome-file-text-o  72.01 – Smooth Recoat


ts-awesome-file-text-o  72.02 – Rebase and Texture


ts-awesome-file-text-o  72.03 – Lamina Patch


ts-awesome-file-text-o  72.10 – Clean and Recoat  ts-awesome-certificateNew


ts-awesome-file-text-o  72.20.20 – Stucco Corner Bead Repair  ts-awesome-certificateNew


ts-awesome-file-text-o  72.20.30 – Stucco Through Wall Flashing ts-awesome-certificateNew


ts-awesome-file-text-o  72.50 – New Backwrap


ts-awesome-file-text-o  74.03 – Hairline Cracks


ts-awesome-file-text-o  74.03b – Cracks in Reveals


ts-awesome-file-text-o  74.06 – Puncture Patch


ts-awesome-file-text-o  74.08 – Corner Damage


ts-awesome-file-text-o  74.10 – Grade Cutback


ts-awesome-file-text-o  74.22 – Window Flashing


ts-awesome-file-text-o  74.28 – Adding an Opening


ts-awesome-file-text-o  74.50 – Stage Joint


ts-awesome-file-text-o  74.52 – Sealant Replacement


ts-awesome-file-text-o  74.53 – Membrane Joint Repair


ts-awesome-file-text-o  74.60 – Parapet Repair


ts-awesome-file-text-o  74.82a – Sign Repair (Non Wood Substrates)


ts-awesome-file-text-o  74.82b – Sign Repair (Wood Substrate)


ts-awesome-file-text-o  74.82c – Sign Repair  with Flashing


ts-awesome-file-text-o  74.82d – Sign Removal & Infill

Case Studies

Level 1 and 2

ts-awesome-file-text-o  Palm Beach’s La Bonne Vie Condominium


ts-awesome-file-text-o  Playa del Mar Condominiums


ts-awesome-file-text-o  Watermark Place Condominium


ts-awesome-file-text-o  Home in Ancaster, Ontario, Canada


ts-awesome-file-text-o  Honda Center


ts-awesome-file-text-o  Hotel Zaza


Level 3 and 4

ts-awesome-file-text-o  Dover Air Force Base Medical Group Building


ts-awesome-file-text-o  Holiday Inn, LAX


ts-awesome-file-text-o  King of Prusia, 1045 First Avenue


ts-awesome-file-text-o  King of Prussia, 840 First Avenue


ts-awesome-file-text-o  Lawndale Terrace Apartments


ts-awesome-file-text-o  Queens Landing


ts-awesome-file-text-o  Lido Beach Towers

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