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3 Reasons an Office Remodel Is in Order

Your office says a lot about how you run your business. To ensure your brand remains positive and your clients are impressed, your office should be a positive and impressive environment. Is your office conveying the message you want? Maybe it’s time for a remodel. Consider the following reasons to determine if this is the right step for your company. 1. Changing With the Times Your office may have been very stylish when it was first built and decorated, but as time goes on, styles change.  If it’s been a while since you’ve given the space a fresh coat of paint or updated the greenery, it might be time to do that now. Not only do styles change, but industry trends change as well. Your office space should reflect those changes so your customers know you...images slideshow office
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Spring Weather Effects on Exterior Paint

While fresh paint can greatly improve the appearance of any building, there are many seasonal effects that can affect how paint looks. The temperature fluctuation and high amount of precipitation that typically occur in the spring can significantly impact both fresh and older paint. Effects of Temperature on Paint Since temperature often fluctuates significantly from day to day in the spring, it is important to take the effects of temperature into consideration when deciding when to complete exterior painting projects. Heat can affect the amount of time it takes fresh paint to dry, especially on sunny or humid days. Temperature changes can also cause paint to expand and contract, which can be a major cause of peeling, particularly on wood surfaces. Effects of Precipitation and Wind on Paint Painting on wet surfaces is inefficient because the...professionally painted house exterior protected from spring weather
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The Link Between Your Storefront And Customer Satisfaction

Customer satisfaction is a top priority when running a business, as satisfied, repeat customers and word-of-mouth advertising are the backbone of most successful companies. The first step to drawing potential customers in and keeping them coming back for more is by maintaining a clean and appealing storefront. It Starts With New Customers Retaining customers starts with drawing them in. Each person that stands outside the door has a choice to enter or go elsewhere. The importance of that moment is often overlooked by business owners. First Impressions Count Consumers want a clean and appealing storefront. When surveyed, 95% admitted the appearance plays a significant role in their choice and 52% said they have avoided a business because of its external appearance. That first impression is made in a split-second and a shabby-looking storefront can cause a...newly painted and remodeled storefront to boost curb appeal
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Recognize and Repair Wood Rot to Keep Your Home or Building in Good Condition

Wood rot occurs when wood is exposed to a combination of oxygen, moisture, and fungi. You can expect that spores of wood-rotting fungi will be seeking ideal growing conditions wherever wood is used, including your home or building. Preventing wood rot is key to protecting your real estate. Prevention requires protecting wood used in construction from the elements. A few ways to protect wood against wood rot include: Using decay-resistant or pressure-treated lumber for decks.Exterior wood wall planks should be stained or painted on all sides before assembly.Do not let anything lean against wood siding, particularly old wood pieces or ladders. After construction, protection is equally important. A fresh coat of paint can keep out the air and moisture spores need in order to grow. Property owners need to be aware of wood rot no matter...wood rotting due to old, peeling paint and water damage
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Common Causes of Cracked and Peeling Commercial Paint

A brand-new coat of paint keeps your business look fresh and inviting. Cracking, bubbling, and peeling are signs of improper maintenance and can detract from your curb appeal. Learn how to protect your commercial building by avoiding these causes of cracked, peeling paint. Causes of Bubbling A bubble is a sign that your paint film has lost its adhesion. Many of these causes are due to improper paint application. Here are common mistakes that amateur painters make when they paint a professional building: Painting on a humid, hot dayApplying paint to a damp surfaceUsing oil-based paint over latex paint A bubble soon peels away and exposes the base layer or the raw material underneath. This can cause moisture to enter the exterior of your building and damage your siding. Cracking and Peeling Causes Cracking and peeling...major painting
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