Why Fall is the Best Season for Exterior Painting Projects
Your summer has been packed full of fun, but now it’s time to think about the kids heading back to school and designing the perfect fantasy football team. Fall is coming. Where did the summer go? Back in the Spring, you planned many exterior painting projects but somehow, it never got accomplished. No worries. You don’t have to wait until next summer to tackle your dingy façade, Fall is actually the best time to begin your exterior painting project.
Here are 5 reasons why you should begin painting the exterior of your home in the Fall.
Painting professionals suggest painting the exterior of your home when it is between 50 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit outside. With some planning help from your weatherman, you can schedule your home painting project within these parameters easily in the Fall. The summer’s heat and humidity has passed and you have less chances of rain than you do in the Spring season.
When taking on a huge painting project, like a home exterior, you are smart to take a look at the outdoor humidity before beginning. In areas with high humidity, not factoring for it when painting outdoors can cause all kinds of havoc. If it is too humid, paint will not dry quickly enough. This can trap the moisture inside a stucco or wood exterior. This can cause mold, mildew, and eventually rot.
During the Fall months, the humidity drops. This allows paint to dry and adhere correctly.
Long before the season begins, contractors are filling up their summer schedules. It can be difficult to find reputable, professional painters during the summer months. If you have a great painting company you picked to do the job, but they are booked all summer, don’t hesitate to inquire about their Fall hours. You may have to wait for your job to be completed. But being satisfied with the result is well worth the wait.
Every year, it seems the holidays come faster and faster. The struggle to plan and prepare gets more hectic each passing year. However, having your home painting project completed in the Fall, creates a fabulous backdrop for your celebrations, photo opportunities and can even give you the jump on your neighborhood’s holiday decoration competition.
5. Preparation for cold weather
Painting your home’s exterior in the Fall allows time to ensure your home is sealed against outdoor drafts and unwanted pests. Doing an inspection of your exterior prior to painting allows you to assess and repair windows, door frames, cracks and any water leaks. By addressing these issues prior to winter, you may avoid costly heating bills and other exterior problems during the colder months. Planning strategically and being proactive can save you thousands of dollars.