In the northern and coastal regions of the United States, cold weather is either on the way, or it’s already arrived. Unfortunately, these cold temperatures tend to throw a wrench in the works for exterior painting. Of course, in places like Raleigh, NC, the really cold weather tends to hold off until late January or February, and sometimes it’s very mild. This gives these residents extra time to hire Raleigh house painters during the winter. If you live in one of the warmer states and want to take care of some home improvement before it gets really cold, here are some services to focus on.
If you plan on hiring Raleigh painting services, hire a service that will clean your home’s exterior beforehand. Neglecting to clean your home can lead to mold and mildew accumulation. If this isn’t taken care of before the cold weather kicks in, these spores may become stuck in place, ready to continue growing once the warm weather returns.
To avoid this infestation, have your home power washed before winter fully sets in. This will clear your home of any mold spores and prepare it for a fresh coat of paint if necessary. Then, you can spend the season with peace of mind, knowing that your home is clean and safe. If you need help with this task, Anderson Painting and Power Washing will clean every surface of your home with care.
While exterior painting can technically take place any time of the year, some seasons are better than others. This is due to the fact that most types of paint have a hard time setting and drying in extreme cold or heat, or in severe temperature fluctuations. Ideally, most exterior painting should be done in temperatures between 50-85 degrees Fahrenheit. Of course, different brands and types of paint will suggest more specific painting conditions.
Regardless, exterior painting should get done before the cold weather sets in. In a place like Raleigh, NC, fall and early winter typically offer the best conditions. Keep in mind things like rain, wind, and hail, of course. If exterior painting is done before it gets cold, your home will be better protected from the elements during the bitter season to come. Again, Anderson Painting contractors will perform this task after power washing your home first.
Sealing and Staining Your Deck
You probably won’t use your deck at all once it gets cold. However, the winter months can do the most damage to your deck if you don’t guard it properly. Moisture, high winds, and rapid changes in temperature can wreak havoc on your deck, weakening its structure and contributing to rot. By sealing your deck with deck stain, you can help prevent moisture from entering the pores of the wood and freezing. Take care of this before the weather gets bad and you’ll thank yourself come springtime when you have a fresh and secure deck to enjoy all season.
Winter is here – and the bad part is just around the corner. Take care of some last minute exterior painting projects before it’s too late. Anderson Painting is happy to help our community in Raleigh, NC. For more information, call us today at 919-610-1855 or email us at [email protected]!