Many homeowners can go years without realizing their home is in need of a new coat of paint. Life can get incredibly busy and it’s easy to ignore the chipping paint or fading color. Sure, you might tell yourself you’ll get to it once you’re done with this big project at work or when the weather is nicer. Other people can ignore the signs for years, thinking their house looks fine.
Most homes need to be re-painted every 10 years. When you approach this mark, your home will actually start telling you it’s time for a new look. Here are three easy ways to tell if your home needs painting:
It can be incredibly hard to ignore an obvious sign like peeling paint. The paint on your home begins to peel as any moisture seeps beneath the surface of the coat of paint. Over time, the moisture will cause the bond between wall and the paint to release and peel.
But peeling paint can mean much bigger problems than an unattractive appearance, as water can now easily get in and cause rot. The paint on your home has more benefits than just being aesthetically pleasing—it also protects it from the harsh outside elements. Before painting, a professional will peel off the previous coat of paint, sand it down and brush on a solid coat of primer to protect the wood from additional rot before adding a new layer of color. Your house will be sufficiently protected from the elements once these steps are followed.
Have you noticed gaps forming between the boards on your home’s exterior? Then call a painting company immediately because that’s a sure sign of dry rot! As the paint peels off your home, moisture can seep its way into the wood and cause some detrimental damage, including rotting the wood. Over time, the wood pieces will actually shrink due to the rotting. Keep the damage from getting worse by having a professional examine any problem areas.
No paint shade is pleasing to look at after it’s faded. Over time, even the most durable paint is bound to fade on the areas of your home that receive the most direct sunlight. One way to test if the paint on your home is fading is by wiping a dry, dark colored towel on your house. If chalking paint shows up on the towel then you know it’s time to call a professional painting company in Vacaville, CA.
Sometimes it’s just easier to make the time to hire a professional painting company in Vacaville, CA to do the job instead. By hiring the professionals at Pro-Tech Painting & Decorating, you’ll have the relief of knowing you don’t have to give up your valuable weekend time to paint your home. Our company has been offering reliable, affordable work in the Vacaville, CA area for more than 40 years. Our licensed and bonded team will work with you to ensure your home is both beautiful and protected from the elements.