With the fall weather fast approaching, there is no time like the present to repair and repaint the exterior of your home. In fact, the cooler temperatures of the fall months are perfect for updating the overall appearance of your homes exterior, adding beauty, curb appeal, longevity, and most importantly adding additional value to your investment. The knowledgeable experts at Ciarlanti Painting – Jeff The Painter has provided the following reasons why there is no time like now to repair and paint your home.
Fall is the Best Time to Paint the Outside of Your House
Fall weather brings fluctuating temperatures which can work in your favor if your plan properly. One reason to paint during the fall is there are fewer nuisance pests and stinging insects to worry about. Humidity is also less of an issue during the fall which means that paint application and dry time is much faster allowing for a smooth paint finish. Your Ciarlanti Painting – Jeff The Painter professional will also inspect the exterior for insect damage, wood rot, cracked caulking, peeling paint etc., and perform these repairs before we begin the painting process. When holiday guests arrive, they will be amazed at the transformation.
Importance of Exterior Paint Preparation
There are a number of things that cause damage to your home if you are unprepared including:
Repair Weather Damage: If your homes exterior is already damaged and exposed to the elements this damage could turn critical once the cold weather arrives. Repairing and repainting can add a layer of protection and preserve your exterior from harm for years to come.
Clean Dirt on Wood & Siding: During the year, dirt and grime will accumulate; causing staining and making your homes exterior look dowdy and unappealing. Dirt can cause pitting to the finish of the paint making it susceptible to additional damage. A good power cleaning will remove dirt and grime and is the first step to preparing your exterior for a new coat of paint.
Remove Mold & Mildew: Mold and mildew forms quickly in the right conditions and can be especially prevalent during the long dark days of winter. Cleaning, repairing and painting your homes exterior, patio, and deck can protect and prevent mold and mildew from taking hold.
Repair Material Damage: Broken trim, peeling paint, and damaged siding don’t just look unsightly; they can signify damage below the surface that you may not even be aware of including leaks and damage to the foundation and structures that play a large part of supporting your home.
Painting & Staining of Exterior Surfaces
Take a good look at your homes exterior, especially your patio, deck, porch, shutters, and fencing for any signs of damage. The harsh summer sun can really do a number on your homes exterior and fall is a great time to start a honey do list and get these items repainted and stained. Your Ciarlanti Painting – Jeff The Painter professional can take care of all of your painting and repairs so you have more time to enjoy your weekends cooking out and entertaining your guests.