Spring Back from Winter Damage!

Spring Back from Winter Damage!

pic for blogrotted wood










All the snow that has come and gone this winter has probably left some people with more than just a head cold. Spring is the best time to check the exterior of your house to see if any damage has been done. Here are some things to look for:

  • Blisters – moisture beneath the paint is lifting the paint film in order to escape
  • Chalkiness – the paint film is drying out and will soon lose its ability to protect what’s underneath
  • Faded paint or siding – ultraviolet rays from the sun are gradually breaking down the paint’s surface, causing both color and protection to fade
  • Flaking and chipping paint – solid evidence that the paint seal is broken
  • Hairline cracks – an early indication of paint failure due to dried-out paint
  • Mildew – appearing as black, gray or brown spots, mildew will degrade the paint and the substrate
  • Missing or shrunken caulk – unless caulk is replaced, it can no longer keep heat and cool in and moisture and insects out
  • Rotted wood – a sure sign that airborne fungi have penetrated moist, unprotected wood
  • Splits in stucco – even slight cracks can grow over time and allow moisture to penetrate and cause problems
  • Wrinkling – could indicate that a previous coat of paint wasn’t properly applied

pic for blog2
Pictures from: http://www.house-painting-info.com/articles/peelingpaint/


No Comments

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

Awards and Recognition

Alternate Best Pick Ribbon
Member of Painting Contractor Association


Featured on houzz