Exterior Maintenance For Your Home
Painting your home’s exterior is a large investment that you want to protect for as long as possible. There are several areas to maintain in order to avoid costly repairs. A quick annual inspection and a few maintenance steps will keep your new paint looking fresh and help extend the life of your new paint job.
Exterior maintenance concerns, what to look for and how to fix them
One of the biggest issues that can arise from improper exterior maintenance is mold and mildew showing up on surfaces. Scope out shaded and damp areas on the exterior of your home.
Apply a 3:1 mixture of water and household bleach to affected areas using a brush or garden sprayer. Wear eye and skin protection as well as a respirator and be sure to protect surrounding plants and grass. Leave the mixture on affected areas for 15 minutes and rinse off or power wash thoroughly.
Cracking and peeling are other concerns to keep an eye on. If caught early, you can minimize larger issues and make upkeep more cost effective. Fill open door joints, windows, and trim with caulking compounds. Look for loose material to scrape and sand off, spot prime, and touch up.
How to avoid those costly repairs
The best way to avoid costly exterior maintenance issues is hiring a reputable contractor like The Nashville Painting Company to perform your initial paint job. Quality work will bring new life to your home and can last for years when properly cared for.
By following these simple tips, you can make the most of your investment and enjoy the look of your home for many years to come. Contact us today for your free in-home quote. We look forward to helping you achieve the home of your dreams!