The exterior of your home will endure considerable abuse from the elements over time. Everything from UV rays, rain and snow to pest activity and more can lead to extensive wear and damage. Paint offers protection against these significant elements, but all homes will need to be repainted from time to time. At J.Canabe Painting, we are the trusted contractor that Lyndhurst NJ homeowners often turn to for quality exterior painting services. Are you wondering if your home would benefit from a fresh application of paint soon?
One of the primary reasons why New Jersey homeowners initially consider repainting their home’s siding, stucco or other exterior materials is to boost curb appeal. Whether your paint is fading, peeling or has other issues, the house can take on an aged, worn look that you understandably want to improve. However, outside house painting has numerous other benefits that ultimately can impact property condition and value. The protective qualities of paint as a durable sealant can prevent damages that could cost a small fortune to repair. These issues may also impact property value. How can you tell if it is time to schedule a consultation with a painting contractor? If you have noticed one or more of the following indicators, it may be time to act.
Depending on the types of exterior materials on your home, you may spot several worrisome signs that indicate developing property damage and the need for fresh exterior paint. These include exposed wood that may be rotting, cracks in stucco and other similar types of damage. Generally, these issues may be present when the paint’s protective qualities are impaired. You can reasonably expect cracks, rotten wood and other similar issues to worsen over time until they receive proper attention.
Mold and mildew commonly grow on a variety of materials on home exteriors. When these growths are not removed quickly and thoroughly, they may cause deterioration of the surfaces that they are on. In addition, permanent staining may develop. The best time to address a mold or mildew problem is as soon as you notice its growth. If pressure washing the affected areas does not fully resolve the issue, the home may require exterior painting services. Whether the materials are damaged by exposure to the elements, mold or mildew, our painters will repair or replace all of the materials that have been damaged as a first step in our services.
The condition of the paint must also be considered when you determine if the home requires professional attention from a painting contractor. Bubbling paint is a common issue. The bubbles are an eyesore that could conceal mildew growth. Peeling or flaking paint can also be problematic. In the affected areas, the material could be partially or completely exposed to the elements. Both types of paint damage can lead to expensive repairs, and the damage can progressively worsen until it is properly addressed.
Is some or all of your home’s painted exterior surfaces blanketed by a filmy residue? When paint deteriorates, the binding agents and pigment separate. The result is the development of a white, chalk-like substance. You can quickly improve the appearance of your home by wiping the film off or by power washing the affected areas. This may improve curb appeal temporarily, but it also signifies the need for repainting. This is because deteriorating paint has lost many protective qualities, and property damage can occur as the paint continues to break down.
Many people attribute faded paint to bleaching caused by sun exposure. However, paint fades when the top layers of the coating are stripped away. This often occurs through the effects of time and exposure to the elements. The full protection offered by paint as a sealant is minimized when its top layers are no longer present. Faded paint may only be a cosmetic issue at the moment, but it is a solid signal that the paint job needs professional attention in order to prevent physical property damage.
When you hire a painting contractor to work on your home, you have the incredible opportunity to transform curb appeal through your choice of colors. However, selecting the right combination of paints for the primary surfaces, the trim and other areas is not always easy to do. We are happy to consult with you about color selection as part of the services that we provide.
While there are other painters in New Jersey who you could ask to paint your home, J.Canabe Painting is your preferred option. We consistently focus on satisfying our customers through the service that we provide and through the quality of our work. From our focus on completing each outside house painting project on budget and on time to our commitment to quality workmanship, we do what it takes to impress each of our customers.
Are you still trying to decide if exterior painting services are needed at this time, or are you ready to get the ball rolling? Regardless of where you are with your home improvement plans, our painters in Lyndhurst NJ want to help. Through a no-obligation consultation, you can learn about your home’s needs and about our services. Schedule your consultation with our pros at J.Canabe Painting today.