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Posted by on Jul 6, 2016 in All Articles, Exterior Painting, Home Improvement | 1 comment

Is Your Home Feeling Under the Weather?

Is Your Home Feeling Under the Weather?

Mother Nature has been found to be especially rough on your home’s exterior, especially in Texas. North Texas boasts up 70+ days of 100 degree heat per year in the Summer and nearly 5 inches of rainfall a month during Spring, coupled with damaging thunderstorms, it’s safe to say your home’s exterior has taken a beating already.

As exterior residential painting experts, Southern Painting knows how to quickly diagnose potential problems and we can take swift action to protect the integrity of your home. Here are a few of the most common effects of Texas weather on your home’s exterior:

Devastating Delaminating

Peeling Paint

Devastating Delaminating

When a coat of paint breaks down due to inclement weather, chalking often occurs. Once this happens, substrates become exposed to the elements and often result in rotted wood or delaminated siding. If you leave this type of damage unattended for too long, expect thousands of dollars in repairs to come your way. Southern Painting can consult with you and ensure your get the best paint for the value to help your home beat the heat as much as possible.

Fast Fading

Fading Paint

Fast Fading

Certain areas of your home will find more exposure to sunlight than others, especially the East and West sides of your house. Often, these areas fade in color due to prolonged exposure to the sunlight – no matter if you have siding or painted wood. If ignored, some homes become two-toned, and can create a mismatched appearance in the paint color. An easy way to avoid this fate is through using high-end paints on your home’s exterior. High end paints can significantly reduce the possibility of fading. With over 25 years of experience in the industry, we’re ready to help you sort through the many paint types available to effectively protect the exterior of our home

Constant Caulking

While caulking provides a useful tool to weatherize your home, it also presents a variety of problematic issues. When caulk separates or fails to adhere, it can create unsightly cracks and openings into which moisture can seep in. Expansion and contraction due to temperature changes and rain can break seal. If this happens, moisture can get behind the caulked areas and cause structural damage, moisture damage, mold and chipping paint. If caulking problems occur, you must address the issue quickly. Addressing caulking problems should be a priority to stop further damages that can become expensive to correct. Expansion and contraction due to temperature changes and rain can break seals.

No Fun For Front Doors

Sun Damaged Door

No Fun For Front Doors

Your home’s front door often bears the brunt force of inclement weather and direct exposure to sunlight doesn’t help, either. If not set back, your front door will be exposed to sunlight and rain more than other areas of your home. Often, a front door can get to 100 degrees or more in Texas. This can cause a variety of maintenance issues, including delamination. Delamination occurs when a material, like steel or other composite materials, begin to fail. This often begins when layers of the materials begin to separate. And once delaminating, it can be nearly impossible to maintain your front door.

Unhealthy Hail

Hail Damage

Unhealthy Hail

Texas spring and hail go hand in hand. When hail happens, homes find wood siding damage and gutters destroyed. And once a gutter is damaged, it can be difficult to match the color with that of your home. Many find a full exterior paint job is the only way to rematch the gutters with the home. Luckily, at Southern Painting, we specialize in mixing and matching to ensure your colors align just right.

You Know the Diagnosis – What’s the Remedy?

Southern Painting recommends regularly scheduled inspections to the exterior of your home to better protect against weather related exposure and damage, paying swift attention to any repairs needed. Smaller repairs often cost less and provide the protection your home needs until it is time for larger restoration every decade or so.

During our estimate process, you can be sure that we thoroughly examine the exterior of your home and make the proper recommendations to address each need. Keeping your home’s exterior as right as rain doesn’t have to be difficult or costly – even as Mother Nature takes her toll. Not sure what the current health of your home’s exterior? Protect against the harmful effects of weather on your home. Contact the experts at Southern Painting for a free and detailed estimate today.

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