A clock tower can be one of the most noticeable features of a property or community. Unfortunately, these towers will suffer major wear over the decades, and this can lead to them needing to undergo a full restoration. Otherwise, the appearance of the tower as well as its structural condition can both be compromised.
Masonry is one of the more common materials used in the construction of tower clocks. The masonry can provide excellent protection to the sensitive components of the clock. Additionally, masonry can provide a rich appearance that can enhance the aesthetics of having the clock tower on the property. Unfortunately, masonry can fall into disrepair as a result of being exposed to years of weathering. Without restoration work that replaces damaged bricks and mortar, sections of the tower clock may actually be at risk of collapsing.
Metal is another common material used in the construction of tower clocks. While metal tower clocks can be more affordable to add to a property, they will be at risk of developing corrosion. To mitigate this problem, the metal used in these towers will be treated so that it can be better protected against rust. However, this coating will not be a permanent source of protection as it can degrade over the decades. This can allow significant amounts of corrosion to form. During the restoration project, it may be possible for this corrosion to be removed and a new protective coating applied that can limit the risk of the rust returning in the near future.
Repairing Damaged Or Worn Clock Components
The internal components of a clock tower can also suffer significant wear over the years. This can lead to these components failing to work as efficiently as is needed, which can cause the time to be inaccurate. Restoring the clock tower so that it can accurately keep the time will require these internal components to be assessed and repaired. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to find replacement parts for extremely old clock towers, but it can be possible to have these parts custom made so that the expenses of replacing the tower are avoided.
Enhance Lighting For The Clock Face
Older tower clocks will often have an issue of being poorly illuminated. This can make it exceedingly difficult for people to be able to see the time when it is night or when the weather is causing poor visibility. Upgrading the tower clock to have lighting on it will be one upgrade that can help to improve the tower clock without substantially altering its appearance or being prohibitively expensive.
To learn more, reach out to a local tower clock repair service.