Why Fall Is the Best Time to Hire a Commercial Painting Company

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Commercial painting projects are significant investments – not just in terms of budgets but also in terms of time. So, when the time comes to repaint your property, you want to plan accordingly in order to achieve the best value and minimize downtime. Some times of year are better for commercial painting for several reasons. Summer is undoubtedly the busiest time for painters all over, but autumn often offers the best opportunity for businesses to save time and money on their commercial painting projects. And now that summer is dwindling down, now’s the time to consider your autumn painting plans.

Let’s explore three reasons fall is the best time to hire a commercial painting company.

The Weather Is Right for Outdoor Painting

Interior painting can occur year-round, so long as a building’s internal climate is well-controlled and properly ventilated. Exterior painting, on the other hand, can only take place when weather and temperature permit. Even in a relatively warmer area like Raleigh, NC, temperatures are too cold during winter for proper application and drying of exterior paint. Spring marks the beginning of the exterior painting season, and it continues throughout the summer and into fall. Spring and summer certainly offer plenty of days prime for painting, but the former season can be unpredictable and wet, whereas the latter can introduce extremely high temperatures that interfere with the outdoor painting process.

Autumn has its share of rainy, windy, colder, and hotter days as well, but the season often yields comfortable temperatures throughout. In Raleigh, NC, residents enjoy average highs of 75 degrees Fahrenheit and lows in the mid-50s during fall – the perfect range for exterior painting projects of all kinds.

Demand Starts to Dip

No two painting seasons are exactly alike. Differences in weather patterns, temperatures, and market conditions (e.g., labor, material costs, wages) will determine the ebb and flow of business for commercial painting contractors. That said, a consistent pattern can be observed year after year in regard to the demand for commercial painting services. As mentioned above, summer lies smack dab in the middle of the outdoor painting season. Indeed, summer is usually peak time for painting projects, in part for the longer hours of sunlight and, of course, warmer days.

When painters are in high demand, painting costs tend to increase. In other words, summer is often the most expensive time to hire commercial painters. Waiting until fall to tackle commercial exterior painting can help you save money. Plus, you’ll have an easier time finding a reliable local painting company around this time as the demand for these services starts to decline. Both of these factors benefit your business's bottom line.

Prepare Your Building for Winter’s Wrath

Of all the seasons, winter tends to do the most damage to a building’s exterior. Even milder winters like those found in Raleigh, NC, can take their toll on your business's physical location, bombarding it with snow, ice, salt, etc. Applying new coatings to your exterior will freshen it up and shield it from environmental damage. You might not want to jump on exterior painting too soon, however. If you repaint your siding early in spring or summer, note that your building will still have to contend with the conditions of those seasons, such as rain, hail, pests, pollen, strong sunlight, etc. Getting the job done during the fall will refresh and fortify your building’s exterior just in time for the harshest conditions. Timing is everything.

“Fall” for the Best Commercial Painting Outcomes

The leaves will start changing before you know it. Don’t wait to plan your autumn commercial painting project with Anderson Painting. To learn more about us and all we do, call today at 919-610-1855 or email us at info@andersonpaintingnc.com!

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