To Paint, Or Not to Paint

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A fresh coat of paint isn’t just for looks

Taking the time to sit down on your deck, bask in the sun, and enjoy a cold drink is one of the best parts about summer. Friends visit more frequently and the BBQ is always ready to go. The downside? You have to face the exterior maintenance to-do list you’ve been avoiding. It’s easy to miss potential weak spots that occur on the outside of the home during the rainy season. Hence the spring is the perfect time to double-check for damaged paint or exposed patches of bare walls.

To keep your home looking its best, maintaining the exterior of your home is just as important as the interior. Paint works like a barrier so your home doesn’t experience as much deterioration from the weather. When you start to see some exterior damage, it’s important to quickly identify the source and take the proper steps to ensure it will not affect your homes integrity. All cracks and holes should be repaired and caulked if needed. A sign of peeling or cracking paint means that some high pressure washing might be needed to get a clean, smooth finish.  Once repairs have been done you can confidently have your house painted so it looks its best. Keep in mind that prepping is the most important part of the job and can decrease how often your home will need painting.

How often should I do this?

The material your home is made with and the climate you live in will also affect how frequently you need to paint your exterior. Wood siding will almost always need to be painted (or stained) more frequently than stucco. A home surrounded by trees won’t have as much fading as a home that’s directly in the hot sun.

If you have any concerns about your home’s exterior condition, call in the professionals. Classic Home Improvements has experts who work with you to make sure your home is beautiful, functional and well maintained. To get a free quote for painting your home’s exterior just shoot us a message.

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