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Signs It’s Time for an Exterior Paint Job

Now that school is up and running, it is time to consider getting the rest of your to-do list completed. For instance, the exterior of your home is essentially the first line of defense against dust, debris and the elements for your home. Therefore, if your home needs to be painted, it is not something that you will want to keep putting off and putting off. This is particularly true when moisture levels rise when the cold temperatures of winter get here. While it is true that the temperatures have started cooling off already, it isn’t too late to ensure that your exterior surfaces are protected.

So, how do you know whether your exterior is okay to wait for a little while or if it should be painted as soon as possible? Here are a few signs that you should have it painted right now.

The Paint Is Fading

Fading exterior paint can be a major issue aesthetically, but it can also be an indication that the paint is unable to protect your home any longer. Keep in mind that the exterior paint is not only there to make the outside of your home look good, but it is also there is protect the home against UV damage, pests, surface damage, moisture intrusions, and a whole lot more.

The Paint Is Peeling, Cracking, or Bubbling

These types of symptoms indicate that the tired is worn out and tired, but they may also be a sign of an underlying moisture issue. Don’t put this off; if you allow this type of issue to sit untreated, the damage could spread. Locate the problem and fix it.

The Wood Is Rotting

When you notice decaying, crumbling wood, it is important that you take care of it immediately. Until you replace this rotted wood with new rood, the spores that are munching on your wood are not going to go anywhere. Make sure to pay close attention to the wood around the windows, doors, trim, sills, and even the deck. If necessary, call in a professional to perform an inspection and provide you with recommendations in regards to maintenance.

The Caulking Is Brittle and Cracking

As a general rule, caulking is not something that homeowners think about. However, it is an important part of the entire exterior home system. It offers a weather-tight seal that ensures that home is efficient, comfortable, and even pest-free by filling in the gaps.

When Was Your Last Exterior Paint Job?

Depending on the exact quality of your home’s previous paint job, paint that is more than about five years old needs to be thoroughly and professionally inspected. If you would like to schedule an inspection of your exterior painting or if you have any questions, simply contact us today at Frederick Services.

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