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Painting the Exterior of Your Home: Part 1

by / Wednesday, 29 February 2012 / Published in Exterior House Painting

With spring on its way, it may be time to start thinking about painting the exterior of your home. Throughout the winter, snow, rain and hail can do a lot of damage to the exterior of your home.  If the water sits on your house too long, then it can penetrate into the paint, cracking it, and damaging the wood below. Standing water can also cause mold and mildew, which look like green or black spots, usually on moister parts of the house.  These represent a health concern for everyone.  Prolonged exposure to the sun can also cause a lot of damage to the paint.

In order to protect your home against the elements, you’ll need the best paint job that money can buy.  Whether you go it alone or hire professionals for Cincinnati exterior house painting, you want the paint job to last as long as possible, unless you don’t mind repainting every year.  Professional painters know the ideal time of the day to paint, as well as the ideal temperatures at which you should paint. A good paint job will last anywhere from 5-7 years, and preparation is key.

If you hire professionals, you’ll want them to visit and investigate every crack and inch of your house.  The professional should provide a good faith estimate of what the total job would cost, let you know if they guarantee their work, and tell you the estimated start and end date.

But if you do decide to go it alone, we’ll give you some tips in our next post.

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