Maintaining your home is like taking care of your teeth. Proper care and preventative maintenance prolong your investment… your smile and your home! Paint failure is the most common exterior home maintenance issue, and can lead to bigger problems such as dry rot and mold.
Common Home Maintenance Issues
This will happen to every home. Our climate is constantly wearing at your home’s exterior. So, what causes premature paint failure?
Poor preparation of the surfaces being painted
Proper washing, cleaning, sanding, caulking, and priming can help, with a trained professional eye to inspect and recommend proper techniques and products. All homes are not prepared the same.
Improper caulking and sealants
Using the wrong sealant can compromise your home’s protection from harsh winter weather. Proper caulking can prolong your home’s health! Checking and replacing poorly adhered or cracked caulking is always part of ESP Painting’s exterior house painting preparations.
Incorrect paint application
Mistakes can include applying the incorrect thickness of paint, painting while the siding is wet, or painting during poor weather and high or low temperatures. ESP Painting employees are trained to watch the elements, use the proper equipment, and the right amount of paint for the best possible results. Ask us about our 2 coat paint method!
How do you know when to paint your home? Exterior paint jobs typically last 7-10 years, but it’s good to give your home a checkup every 3 years. Things to look for are chipped paint, cracked or loose caulking, and rot. If it has been more than 7 years since your home was last painted, get a free consultation from ESP Painting!
The best cure is prevention!
Using a professional painter is like the difference between getting a routine cleaning and a root canal. Avoid future expensive repairs and let’s get that home maintenance done this year!
ESP Painting offers complimentary home checkups to all our existing clients. Not an existing client? Call us today at (503) 372-7981 for a free consultation and you could be!