When to Call a Painting Company
Your house’s paint is technically your first line of defense against the elements. It’s the first thing that’ll impress upon guests and entice potential buyers, too. It goes without saying that you may have to pursue repainting the place once its paint chips, fades, and peels. However, truth be told, these aren’t the only telltale signs that you need to call a painting company already.
1. Hardened Caulk
Caulks, for the most part, expand and contract along with your house. Caulking will lose its elasticity over time, though, especially when your home is regularly exposed to extreme weather (e.g. freezing nights, really hot days).
Now, if the beads have become hard to press down, you should call an expert to re-caulk.
2. Morphing Paint Color
The fact is that the sun’s UV rays will cause paint to fade or transform to a less desirable hue. For instance, a beige paint could turn to pink in a matter of a few weeks. Of course, you wouldn’t want to see your home’s exterior needlessly changing on your watch.
To keep this from happening, make sure the painting company you hire uses only exterior grade paint that can withstand the effects of UV rays.
3. Cracked, Flaky Paint
If you see this problem, it could be a sign of wet/dry rot or mold growth that may be caused by a failed weatherproofing. A combination of extreme humidity, harsh winters, blowing sand, and searing heat could hasten the appearance of this particular damage.
4. Faded Tints
Before anything else, you need to know that dark hues fade faster than pale shade. Blame this issue mostly on the sun bleaching the colors, too. However, if the fading occurs on a side of the house that has a lot of shade, it could be caused by water intrusion. Either way, you’ll need a professional painter to redo the paint job.
On average, homes need to be repainted every seven to 10 years. In actual, though, the timeframe varies by the material used or by region. For instance, if your home is in a place where the sunlight isn’t as intense, your exterior paint could easily last 20 years on vinyl/aluminum siding or 10 years on wood surfaces.
Are you still searching for a capable painting company to entrust your upcoming painting project? In that case, give Custom Wallpaper Installation & Painting, a trusty company you should give a call to today at (931) 619-7744. We’re based in Columbia, TN and you can get in touch whenever your house’s paint looks a little shabbier than usual.