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Exterior Painting and Maintenance Checklist for Your Central Valley Home

Exterior Painting and Maintenance Checklist for Your Central Valley Home

May 24, 2017

Setting aside time for routine care, inspections, and repair is the very best investment you can make in your home. Not only will it keep your exterior surfaces looking fantastic, but it also helps you avoid the need for larger-scale repairs and expense that could have been avoided or minimized.

It pays to be proactive!

So, what does this kind of proactive care really look like? Here are a few tips to keep in mind, based on our experience and knowledge as a professional painting company.

Exterior Maintenance Practices That Are Too Important To Miss

#1 Partner with a Pro

Building a relationship with a reputable professional is invaluable. Not only will they grow familiar with your home over time, but they also will have connections to trustworthy service providers who specialize in other services you may need. Your maintenance partnership can grow into a real team you can rely on.

#2 Inspect Your Exterior Paint Every Year

You can save a lot on the extent of necessary painting and repairs by catching failure early. Keep a close eye out for spider cracks, fading, and on the overall health of your older paint in particular.

#3 Stucco Repairs

If you notice that a crack is spreading or grows wide enough to slip a credit card inside, repairs are essential! Otherwise you’re allowing a problem to grow larger and larger, and opening the door to moisture intrusion, pests, and more.

#4 How Do Your Stained Surfaces Look?

Paint is important, but so is stain. Decks, railings, and other stained elements need to be kept in good repair and protected against UV damage, moisture, and insects.

#5 Repairing Wood Rot

Here’s another example of an easily-ignored problem that can quickly cause a big headache. This fungus enjoys nothing more than consuming healthy wood fibers around your home, and it will do so with remarkable speed and efficiency. Proactive inspections of problematic areas (deck boards, sills, trim, window and door frames, etc...) are key, as well as swift, skilled wood repair or replacement.

#6 Professional Pressure Washing

Did you know that routine pressure washing will increase the lifespan of your paint and stain? And, it can transform your exterior surfaces, washing away corrosive residues, mold, mildew, and more from your deck, patio, walkways, driveway, and siding.

If you have any more questions about these high-value maintenance items, or your house painting goals in general, please contact us at Lancaster Painting. It would be our pleasure to serve you!

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