Do you ever feel like your house is trying to talk to you or send you a signal of some sort? No, we aren’t talking about ghosts or hauntings, but rather that your home is in need of some maintenance, such as a fresh coat of paint or some paint touch ups that are long overdue. Lots of homes are waving the white flag of surrender signalling that they need help. Here is how you can tell if your house is trying to let you know that it needs a new coat of paint.
It comes as no surprise, after the long harsh winters and the blistering heat and humidity of our summers here in New England, that exterior paint and the structural facade of some homes can experience some serious damage.
Obvious signs of damage can fall into several categories: rotting, peeling, bubbling, and staining. For example, after years of moisture issues or gutters that are improperly working, many homes experience wood rot that includes warping boards, water damage, and even insect damage.
If your home is experiencing water or moisture damage you may see signs such as: peeling paint, bubbles, or physical signs that the wood exterior is beginning to rot. These are major red flags that your home needs attention immediately. This should be done not only to repair the exterior structure, but also to paint the exterior which can safeguard the wood going forward.
There’s no doubt that we live in an amazing region of the country. New England comes with both brilliant sunlight in the summer and harsh winter weather in equal measure. Both of which can take years off the life of our home’s exterior paint.
One of the first signs that your home may be in need of some help, is the fading paint that may be evident on the sun-drenched, south-facing side of your home. If you live on the ocean, you may also notice that salt could be degrading and wearing away at the exterior paint.
The Caulking Appears Cracked
As you begin to examine your home for signs that it needs a fresh coat of paint, look closely at the caulking on the exterior walls and windows. When you begin seeing cracks or gaps in the caulking, it is clearly time to start the search for a professional painting company that can clean, repair, and paint your most valuable possession. The caulking is needed to create both a pleasing aesthetic as well as seal your home from heat and cold fluctuations.
Appearance of Mold, Mildew or Staining
Some homes begin showing signs that it is time for some attention by taking on mold or mildew. This is extremely common in our region. One of the first things our team would recommend before considering a paint project, would be a power wash that can clean the exterior and remove all the debris, mold and mildew.
Is your home sending a signal? If you think it’s time to start thinking about a professional painting, call our team now to get scheduled for a free estimate and get scheduled into our calendar for the spring season.