As spring arrives, the weather shift from cold to sunny and mild makes it possible to carry out outdoor projects. After being less active for a while in the winter, homeowners can be overwhelmed with a long list of tasks to accomplish during spring. One of the tasks that should be carried out during this period is exterior painting. Check out these reasons why painting your home’s exterior should be number one on your spring to-do list.
Too much moisture trapped into exterior paint encourages mildew growth and may cause it to crack, blister, and peel. This harmful moisture originates from snow, ice, and even humidity from your home’s interior during the cold season. When winter is over, it is therefore important to assess the situation of the current paint and repaint if necessary to repair any damage and protect your home’s structural integrity.
Many exterior paints are known to perform well when the weather is mild. At Major Painting, our professionals recommend exterior painting to be done when the temperatures are between 50 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit. High temperatures experienced during summer are not ideal for painting as this weather can dry the paint faster, impairing the paint formation. The moderate spring temperatures are thus appropriate for curing the exterior coats.
While working on your home’s exterior, one can easily notice other damaged places that need to be replaced. Exterior surfaces like wood can become exposed when the paint wears off and can become susceptible to wood rot. When painting the exterior of your home during the spring, you can easily inspect the surface and repair any wood rot before further damage is caused.
If you have other outdoor projects to complete during the spring and summer seasons, it might be best to complete your home’s exterior painting project first. Painting the exterior of your home is much easier when you don’t have to work around new plants or shrubbery or worry about keeping paint off of new landscape features.
At Major Painting, our expert painters can help you complete your spring to-do list with our residential exterior painting services. To learn more about our residential exterior painting services, or to get started on your home painting project, contact us today!