Tips to Maintain Your Home’s Exterior Paint
Now is the time that you might be marking things off of your to-do list. One of those tasks might have been to update the exterior paint of your home. After putting in the effort and spending the money to do so, you want to take the extra precautions to properly maintain it year-round.
Your home is the first line of defense against several elements, including Mother Nature. Here are some tips on how to protect your home’s exterior paint from a variety of different elements.
Check Your Sprinklers
Water from your sprinklers can easily stain and decay wood, and at a much faster pace. It can also damage the home’s exterior paint, causing your home to age.
To avoid this, make sure your sprinklers are aligned correctly so they don’t hit your home’s exterior.
Check Your Grill
With the temperatures heating up, you might be using your barbeque grill more. But the heat from the grill can easily damage your home’s exterior. Plus, flames can leap, so always make sure to keep the grill away from your home.
The heat can melt vinyl siding, so it is best to keep the grill at least 10 feet away from your home while in use and make sure to let it cool down before putting it back to store.
Check Your Trees
This might be a given, but you would be surprised how many times trees damage an exterior’s home. Be mindful of where you plant your trees around your home. As they grow, branches can grow into the home’s exterior causing damage by scratching the foundation or breaking windows. If too close to your home, trees can easily chip the paint when there is any wind.
Use the Right Paint
Of course, the best way to protect your home’s exterior is to use the right paint! Protective paint can protect your home from Mother Nature’s elements like rain and wind. Plus, it is easy to maintain and can easily be sprayed down after a dust storm hits. Using high-quality paint will last longer and offer better protection.
Let the Professionals Handle It
When you do run into an issue with your home’s exterior paint, East Valley Painters is there to fix it and help keep it maintained all year long.
Proudly serving the East Valley, we use only the highest-quality paint and equipment. Contact us today for a free estimate!