Tips for Protecting Your Home from the Weather with Paint

Natural elements can damage your home, especially here in Berkeley. When the ocean is so close and the temperature is so high, it can be the beginning of the end for both your exterior and interior paint. Exterior paint can begin to chip and peel from UV exposure or excess moisture, while your interior spaces may fall foe to damages caused by less airflow coming through your home to clear out water vapors. Below are a few of our recommendations for avoiding paint damage this winter season.

Inspect for Damages

Now is the time to go over your house and look for any paint that is showing signs of decay or weakening. You’ll want to catch and repair any imperfections in paint and structure before the wet and cold sets in for winter. If moisture can get under your paint film, you could be looking at significantly more damage by next year.

Clean your Exteriors

The summer season has no doubt added some mold and mildew to your deck and outdoor areas. It’s a good idea to power wash the exterior of your home to remove the contaminants and leave it pristine heading into fall.

Paint, Caulk and Seal Exterior Wood

Exterior wood takes a beating from the hot weather and moist conditions. Protect it by giving it some love now. Check over exterior wood for signs of mold, mildew, rot or other deterioration. If you find any, it might be a good time to have a professional come and repair or replace the pieces.

It’s much more likely that you will find the caulk in your frames and trim has deteriorated. Add new paintable or clear caulk to seal out the moisture. Wooden decks should be stained or sealed every few years. One way to tell if it’s time is to pour water on the wood. If it beads up, you are safe for another season.

Home Exterior Painting with CertaPro Painters®

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