Why exterior painting?

The quality exterior paint works as an additional layer of protection from the elements, helping to keep your home safe from weather damage, insects and dust. The paint can even prevent the exterior wood from rotting. Exteriors need to be painted every 5 to 10 years, depending on the quality of the paint and the craftsmanship with which it was last painted. Dyes with added sealants and UV protectors will protect your wood from extreme weather conditions.

We ask a lot from painting the house. Not only is it expected to give our house a new look, but it will also withstand frosty winters, hot summers, soggy rains and a daily bombardment of UV radiation without cracking, fading or peeling. This is the problem of humidity and sunlight. When painting surfaces, the paint film is resistant to contact with rainwater and dew.

The problem is that when moisture enters between the surface and the paint film, the paint film weakens when loss of gloss occurs. Due to UV exposure, the life cycle of the paint film is reduced. Loss of gloss is a sign of deterioration and can be represented by “chalk”. This is one of the most common problems, since sunlight breaks down the paint binder and leaves the pigment in powder form on surfaces.

The heat of summer and the cold of winter cause surfaces to expand and contract. A good paint film will withstand temperature changes due to its flexibility properties. A stunning exterior will create a good first impression on visitors and home buyers, meaning higher resale value. Nothing gives the exterior look of your home a quick and exciting makeover like a fresh coat of paint.

Exposed wood doesn't take long to start to rot, and other types of exteriors also suffer when the paint wears out. Nobody wants to undertake a big financial and disruptive project like painting the outside of their house. Instead of ice and snow reaching through paint cracks and entering the structure of your home to create problems such as mold, rot, and moisture, exterior paint adds an extra layer of protection to prevent unwanted creatures and conditions from entering. They will tell you if the cost of an exterior paint is greater than the cost associated with it.

For people who are used to doing their own renovations, painting the outside of their home may seem like a project that saves you money. For best results, you need an exterior paint that is packed with high quality resins, pigments and additives, as well as a clean, smooth surface for the new finish to adhere to. The Precision Painting Plus team of painters is licensed and experienced in painting exterior residential homes.

Rosemary Segel
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