How To Determine if Your Florida Home Needs an Exterior Repaint This Spring
Although winter in Florida is not as harsh as it is in other regions of the United States, it still comes with inclement weather that can impact the exterior of your home. Residential exterior painters are often called at the end of winter to repaint houses. If you think your home is in need of exterior painting, here are some common signs that it may be time.
Chipping, Bubbling or Peeling Paint
As paint starts coming away from the siding, moisture can seep behind it. The peeling or chipping will only get worse as time passes. Moisture can cause discoloration or stains. Also, it can lead to mold, mildew and serious problems like wood rot. Professionals can strip away the old paint and apply a fresh coat for a seamless look.
Mold or Moisture Stains
If mold, mildew or moisture stains have already developed, the ideal solution is to just repaint. Trying to remove stains, mold and other stubborn substances from paint is tedious and can strip it away from the substrate.
The sun and outdoor elements can cause paint to fade over time. Whenever the paint has a dusty or chalky feel, it is time to repaint. Fading, discolored or dusty paint is old and will only continue to degrade. If paint reaches this point, it is no longer protecting the siding as it should.
Storms in Florida often come with strong winds and flying debris. If your home has chips, cracks or other damage on the paint from storms, it may be time to repaint. Whenever the paint is damaged, it will continue to peel, flake or chip away over time. Look for other signs of damage to the siding. Many residential exterior painters can fix minor damage when they prepare surfaces to paint.
Damaged Stucco or Wood
In some cases, cracks in stucco can signify bigger problems. If you notice any damage to your stucco or siding, it is important to have a professional assess it. Painters know how to identify several types of damage to stucco, wood and other materials. A new coat of paint can help protect wood features, stucco and other exterior materials from new damage.
Your paint does not need to be damaged for you to want your home’s exterior repainted. Even if the paint is in great shape, you may just want a different color. Whether you are putting your home on the market and want a more attractive color or just want to give your house a makeover, exterior paint can completely change its look.
Professional Exterior Painting in Fernandina Beach FL
If you are ready for a fresh coat of paint, let the residential exterior painters at Halls Quality Painting help. We are fully licensed, insured and experienced. Our painters finish jobs on time and within budget limits. Our team will be glad to discuss scheduling, paint colors and more with you. Please contact us for a free quote on exterior painting services in Fernandina Beach FL.