Spring Exterior Home Maintenance Tips
From Power Washing to Paint – Spring Is The Time
Spring is right around the corner. The perfect season to take action with some general maintenance, like exterior paint or power washing, on the exterior of your home.
Exterior paint is the first line of defense between nature’s elements and your homes exterior. If your exterior paint is faded, peeling, bubbled or looks like alligator skin, it’s time to paint. These are signs of paint breakdown and failure. Yes, even faded paint is a sign of paint that has been broken down by UV rays and protection for the exterior of your home is compromised. Time to paint!
Power washing is another great service that will clean up and brighten the exterior paint on your home, as well as remove dirt, dust and harsh chemicals that remain in our atmosphere and land on your home. However, power washing is a somewhat tricky process that can be dangerous and cause more harm in the long run. Hire a pro! Make sure to consider safety first. Water and ladders are a dangerous combo. And, shooting water upwards, underneath your siding can be extremely detrimental down the road. Again, hire a pro for this one. Typical cost is $150-$300.00 depending on the condition of your exterior paint.
Sealing windows and doors is the final approach to keeping your home in great shape. This can be a tedious undertaking, but will ensure your home keeps the hot air out and the cool air in, and vice versa in the winter months. Your exterior painter should provide a high-quality, long-lasting caulk when painting your home – we do! We use a Colorado Proud caulk, “Big Stretch”, to provide many years of sealing without shrinking, cracking, or disappearing. If you are going about this yourself, again, safety first and use high-quality caulking that will make your time worthwhile.
These are 3 main types of exterior paint maintenance that will increase the durability and longevity of your home’s curb appeal. Protect your biggest investment with simple (and more in-depth) maintenance.
Call us today for a free estimate on any of the above services – (720) 319-6822
And remember, “We Paint It Better”.