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Protect Your Home with Exterior Painting Services
Weather conditions in the Triangle and across North Carolina can be brutal on your home’s exterior paint. Triangle Painting helps homeowners protect their exterior, avoid major repairs and enjoy a home that is both beautiful and free of excessive moisture.
If you have noticed that your home’s exterior paint is fading, peeling, cracking or experiencing other common problems, it is time to give us a call and receive a free estimate. An expert will visit your home and walk you through a thorough inspection to identify any problems and offer specific recommendations that will solve existing problems and protect your home for years to come. Your estimate will be completely customized to address the needs of your home and help seal and beautify your exterior.
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Common Exterior Paint Problems.
Most exterior paint problems are caused by exposure to moisture. Any existing damage will only worsen over time, which makes it important to quickly address any problems and avoid more costly repairs down the line. Here some of the most common exterior paint problems along with some simple and affordable solutions.
Typically, peeling paint will occur on wood surfaces and in places where moisture can, which includes door trim, garage trim, railings, posts, etc. The appearance of peeling paint means that the protection that paint provides has been broken down and the wood is being directly exposed to the elements. If left untreated, the wood will rot and need to be replaced.
At Triangle Painting, we treat peeling paint by beginning with a full-house powerwash to remove debris and any loose paint, From there, we thoroughly sand the surface to ensure a strong bond between the primer and the wood. This vital step can add years to your paint job. Next, a thick primer is applied, which seals the wood and allows the decorative layer of paint to adhere nicely and create a smooth and polished final product.
Fading and Chalking Paint
Over time, the intense rays of the sun breakdown the resin in paint, which is responsible for creating a hard surface. This causes fading and a chalking effect, which also means your wood building materials are being exposed to moisture.
Darker colored homes are especially susceptible to fading and chalking because they absorb more of the sun. A thorough powerwash will remove a lot of chalking and a new coat of paint will put new life back into your home.
We may also recommend that the south side of the home receives a second coat of paint since it experiences the most sun exposure. Adding a second layer of protection can increase the life of your paint job and protect your home.
As your home settles and experiences the natural expanding and contracting that occurs with temperature changes, you may notice cracking at joints where caulk has been applied. Moisture can get in behind the caulk and cause water damage, which will be especially noticeable around the floorboards as water runs down the house.
Cracking is also a sign that your home isn’t sealed as well as it should be, which can mean lower energy efficiency and higher utility bills. Fortunately, cracking can be easily fixed by re-caulk with a high-quality and flexible solution that will move with the home and still provide a tight seal.
During the siding installation process, nails can be driven too deeply into the siding, creating a hole, instead of a flush, smooth surface. Moisture can then gather in these holes and cause the siding to swell. Too much moisture overtime may require expensive siding replacement projects. The easiest and most cost-effective solution is to fill the nail holes with a bead of caulk to create flat surface and seal the hole.
Peeling on the Underside of Siding
As rain is directed down the side of your home, drops on water can accumulate on the bottom edge of lower rows of siding. If the entire board hasn’t been properly painted and sealed, the underside can become swollen and frayed.
If peeling has already occured, we will clean and sand the affected areas to create a flat and even surface before applying primer. Finally, our highly experienced painters will ensure that both the front and the underside of the siding is completely covered in both primer and paint. This will prevent moisture from building up and working its way into the wood siding.
Once wood trim and siding has begun to rot, it will need to be replaced, which can be an expensive process depending on how much damage has been done. That is why we recommend that homeowners address any instances of peeling, cracking or fading as quickly as possible. Taking action early on can help avoid more extensive repairs and protect the integrity of your home.
Schedule Your Exterior Painting Estimate Appointment
All it takes is a quick phone call to schedule your appointment and receive an accurate and competitive estimate from Triangle Painting. We will provide you with a thorough assessment of your home and recommend customized solutions to fit your needs and protect your home for years to come.
Schedule Your Free Estimate.
You may be surprised to learn just how affordable it can be to update your home with a new paint color or fix cracking, peeling or fading paint. Call use today to schedule your free estimate and we will work with you to create a custom home painting plan. We service Raleigh, Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham, Apex, and the surrounding areas.