Spring is an opportunity for fresh starts, isn’t it? Something about the climbing temperatures, reappearance of warm sunlight, and refreshing air inspires home improvement projects, both inside and out.
So, what’s on your to-do list? If you need a little nudge toward high-value, manageable projects, we have a few tips and ideas for you.
Don’t Forget the Power of Pressure Washing
There’s really no better way to wash away winter’s residue and restore a clean, bright look to your home’s exterior. Patios, decks, siding, poolside areas, driveways, and walkways all are good candidates for a washing.
Beyond just looking great, routine pressure washing also prolongs the lifespan of your paint and stain by removing corrosive contaminants. Mold, mildew, and dirt all accumulate (especially through the winter), and they tend to compromise the health of your finishes.
As tempting as it might be to buy or rent your own unit, we do recommend that you hire a pro. Without the right training and knowledge, pressure washers can be potentially harmful to you and your home. It’s essential that the specific surface, material, age, and condition is considered before it’s washed.
Can You Paint Vinyl Siding? Yes!
Too many homeowners think that they’re stuck with the color of their vinyl siding, unless they want to pay for a full replacement. Here’s some good news! With the right products and procedures, your vinyl siding and shutters can be painted any color you’d like.
Repair, Pressure Wash, or Paint Your Shutters and Doors
Updating the color of your doors and shutters can provide a drastic boost to your curb appeal. If you like your home’s primary color, maybe a smaller-scale change like this is all you need to create a new look!
Check Your Stucco for Cracks and Damage
As your home naturally settles and shifts over time, cracks will inevitably form in the stucco. The key is to keep a close eye on them! If they grow wide enough to fit a credit card, call a professional stucco repair and painting company – if problems are ignored they’ll only grow into larger and large headaches.
Make sure that your sprinklers can’t reach your stucco siding, and that plants/shrubs aren’t brushing against it either. Exposure to moisture will only accelerate decay.
Is Wood Rot Rearing Its Ugly Head?
If so, it’s essential that the wood is repaired or replaced before the issue grows into the surrounding, healthy fibers. Proactive carpentry services are key!
Siding, trim, decks, railings, and fences are all most susceptible, and are good places to start your visual inspection this spring.
If you have any further questions about painting and maintaining your home here in Westchester and Fairfield Counties, we encourage you to reach out to us at A.G. Williams Painting Company. We’re here to serve you!