Now that the temps are warming up (finally!), it's a good time to take a walk around your house and closely inspect your home's exterior.
The cold temperatures, plus the melting and refreezing of an indecisive spring can all have a negative impact on wood surfaces around your home. One big indicator of your home's health is the paint. Carefully look for peeling paint or cracks on your patio, exterior stairways and fences, as well as on your home itself.
If you painted your home only a few years ago and you're seeing an unsettling amount of cracking, blistering, or peeling, these could be symptoms of a serious problem. Plumbing leaks can be virtually hidden except for paint damage or moldy spots. If a particular area seems to stay damp even after a dry spell, this is a red flag. Don't forgot to check for insect infestations. A visual inspection that catches these types of problems early can save you a lot of time and money in the future.
If your paint job is older, look for signs that your paint is nearing the end of its life. You may notice that sun damage has caused your home’s paint color to fade or streak. This is another sign that your paint is no longer protecting your home properly. Don’t take chances with wear and tear in your paint. A new coat of paint is much less expensive than repairing rotting wood or other forms of water damage.
The amount of time needed between paint jobs is longer if you use better quality exterior paint. Another factor is the quality of the workmanship. Cityscape Painting's experts are only a phone call away. Call us today at (952) 469-5901 for a bid to paint your home’s exterior.
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