Fall is finally upon us! Pumpkin spice lattes (or pumpkin anything for that matter), plaid being acceptable to wear again, holidays approaching- we could go on and on about all the things we are excited about when it comes to transitioning into this new season. There is one thing we forgot to mention that we couldn’t leave out being your go-to Asheville Painting Company, and that’s what you should be doing to preserve your home’s painted exterior. Let’s break down some essential fall maintenance tips for keeping your home not only show-ready but also safe!
Inspect and Repair
Before the weather turns too cold, take the opportunity to inspect your home’s exterior thoroughly. Look for any signs of peeling, cracking, or chipping paint. If you spot any issues, give us a call and we can address them by repainting the affected areas. Small touch-ups now can prevent more extensive and costly repairs in the future.
Clean and Clear
With the fall season comes a lot of FALLing leaves and debris. Who would have thought?! But we know just what to do to help when it comes to the outside of your house- we are professional painters after all 😉
- Regularly clean the surfaces of your home to prevent the accumulation of dirt and mold.
- Use a soft brush or a pressure washer (set at low pressure) to clean the painted exteriors gently.
- Clear out the gutters and downspouts to ensure smooth water flow away from your home.
These tips help to preserve your paint and protect your home’s foundation.
The beautiful fall foliage around your home can be hard to part with, but overgrown trees and shrubs can be detrimental to your painted exteriors. Trim back any branches that are in close contact with your home’s exterior. This will prevent unnecessary scratches, friction, and moisture buildup, keeping your paint job intact for longer.
Caulking and Sealing
Check the caulking around doors, windows, and other openings in your home’s exterior. Over time, caulking can deteriorate, allowing moisture and drafts to penetrate your home. Replace any damaged or worn-out caulking, and use a quality sealant to close gaps and cracks, providing an extra layer of protection for your paint.
Restoration in Repainting
If your home’s exterior paint is showing signs of significant wear and fading, it might be time to consider repainting. Fall can be an ideal time for painting as the temperatures are milder, and the humidity levels are lower. DAB Painting offers a wide range of color options and high-quality paints that will transform your home’s appearance and provide long-lasting protection.
Now is the perfect time to take care of your home’s painted exteriors with cooler weather approaching fast. These things will go a long way in preserving your home’s paint job:
- Regular inspections
- Minor repairs
- Fresh paint
If you need assistance with repainting or any other painting services, trust our experts at DAB Painters to get the job done. Remember, a well-maintained exterior not only protects your investment but also adds value and charm to your home. Happy fall from DAB Painters!