In the spirit of Jeff Foxworthy’s “You might be a Redneck” we bring you the Top 5 Reasons you might need to paint the exterior of your house this Spring.
IF YOUR NEIGHBORS AFFECTIONATELY CALL YOU THE SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON CAUSE YOUR HOUSE HAS A TAD BIT ALGAE AND THINGS GROWING – IT MIGHT BE TIME TO PAINT THE EXTERIOR OF YOUR HOUSE.
Algae and mold are a common problem in the Midwest. With the natural pollens and overstimulated tree growth in our marketplace algae and mold have a great time growing in the Missouri river delta of St. Louis. As a homeowner algae and mold can lead to the natural breakdown of painted surfaces. Pro Precision Painting can clean those surfaces, prepare them and apply new painting products with built in protective measures to protect against breakdown.
IF YOUR HOME HAS MORE PEELING THAN DO THE ORANGES YOUR KIDS HAVE AS AN AFTER SCHOOL SNACK – IT MIGHT BE TIME TO PAINT THE EXTERIOR OF YOUR HOUSE.
One of the tell tale signs that your homes exterior needs to be repainted is the paint is beginning to peel or crack. This is an open invitation for moisture to penetrate your wood framing and foundation, which, down the road can be a costly repair. Have someone inspect it soon.
IF READING THE THREE LITTLE PIGS TO YOUR CHILDREN YOU ENVY THE PIG WITH THE STRONGEST HOUSE – IT MIGHT BE TIME TO PAINT THE EXTERIOR OF YOUR HOUSE.
As a professional painting company we have a little saying, ” Straws, Sticks or Bricks”. That is, many homes come built in a wide-array of building materials. When it comes to your specific home what is made of will affect how often you may need to paint it. It is reasonable to expect painting your home every 7-15 years if you home is made from some type of shingles, cement fiberboard, cedar and or other wood.
IF YOU PREFER LOOKING OUT OF YOUR HOUSE RATHER THAN AT YOUR HOUSE 9 OUTTA 10 TIMES – IT MIGHT BE TIME TO PAINT THE EXTERIOR OF YOUR HOUSE.
Take a look around. Notice the trim on your house, around your windows and doors. They may need to be painted more often than the rest of the house. These areas get the most wear and tear and should be touched up every few years.
IF YOUR SPOUSE TELLS YOU THAT YOU’VE SAID “I’M GONNA PAINT THE HOUSE THIS SPRING” MORE THAN 2 YEARS CONSECUTIVELY – IT MIGHT BE TIME TO PAINT THE EXTERIOR OF YOUR HOUSE.
Life gets busy. Things we want to do get replaced by other things. Hiring a professional painter to paint the exterior of your home may just be the solution for you to move onto other projects – and to help you – from keeping your spouse telling you you’ve already told them you’re going to paint your house, for the umpteenth time.
There are consequences for NOT painting the exterior of your house appropriately:
Exposed materials will definitely rot
Severely damaged materials must be replaced, caulked and painted when they fail. Additionally, rotting materials may compromise the structural integrity of your home! To test for rot, use a screwdriver to see if any materials break apart easily.
You give algae and mold a reason to grow and proliferate
Removing mass quantities of algae and mold requires additional cleaning supplies and intense work. For example some products require a bleach additive to kill the spores. In those cases, spraying with a garden hose does not work! As a homeowner look behind vines or ivy that may have grown on the side of your house. These create an ideal environment that can cause algae and mold.
If you’re interested in a no-risk inspection of your property with a proactive plan to restore your home please contact us today.