Aberdeen City Council will discuss plans to repair high-rise flats at a cost of nearly £17 million at a meeting today.
The Seaton buildings are currently affected by damp and leaking water.
Housing and Environment Committee Convener, Councillor Neil Cooney, said: “We’re looking at overcladding, we’re looking at new windows and renewing the roof.
“It adds 30 years to the life span of the building and it looks a lot better.
“It also captures carbon a lot more which leads to more efficient heating, and a cosier, drier home.”
Aulton Court, Bayview Court, Beachview Court, Linksfield Court, North Sea Court, Promenade Court and Regent Court will all be affected by the plans.
Seaton Councillor Jim Noble said: “I have visited one of the flats and the person has been having problems with dampness for the last five years. Water still comes into the buildings so hopefully the structural repairs will fix this.
“Damp in buildings like these has an adverse effect on people’s health, especially those who are elderly or asthma sufferers.”
A report made to the committee states that without repair work the maintenance and repair costs of the buildings will continue to rise, and they may have to be decommissioned early resulting in the loss of rental income from 725 flats.
If the repair works are approved they are expected to cost around £16.7 million and will be funded between 2015 and 2019.
Mr Cooney said: “It’s partly financed by ECO grants, so we’ll be making use of that.
“It’s a huge expense, but it’s much more expensive for day to day repairs so it makes sense.”
Similar works have successfully been carried out at Balgownie Court, Inverdon Court and St Ninian Court in 2010 to prevent water penetration.