Exterior Painting Booking Now for Spring /Summer 2014
When you paint the exterior of your home t too hot or too cold, which is why springtime is typically the best time of year for exterior house painting. There are other great reasons to paint your home this coming spring.
Your Home’s Exterior is Stressed Out
In some ways your home’s exterior paint job gets stressed out. It’s not the kind of anxiety we experience, such as concern over the kids’ grades, being overloaded on the job, and dealing with automobile troubles. Instead, exterior paint gets hassled by various weather conditions.
Moisture can wreak havoc on exterior paint. Snow, ice, frost, rain, and high humidity can all negatively affect the paint. Moisture in all forms can cause paint to swell and soften, which eventually leads to cracking, blistering, flaking, and peeling. Moisture conditions also support the growth of mildew.
The sun can cause paint to fade, and it can diminish the protection which the paint provides for the exterior, due to paint erosion. What happens is that the ultraviolet rays of the sun can break down the exterior paint’s binder. As the binder deteriorates, pigment is released in the form of chalk or a powder which can wash away when it rains.
Dramatic fluctuations in temperature can cause wood surfaces and many other surfaces to contract and expand. The movement can cause paint to crack and flake off, if the paint on the surface isn’t flexible enough.