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The Importance of Regular Preventative Maintenance

October 9, 2018 / Exteriors, Maintenance

Everyone likes the look of a freshly painted home. A new look is exciting and fun, especially if you choose different colours. However, without preventative maintenance, you may end up with some unexpected, costly repairs. It’s always best to keep your home regularly maintained to make that new paint job look good for as long as possible.

What do you look for when inspecting your home?

For that reason, it is advisable to plan periodic maintenance of your home. Depending on the quality, type, and the current state of the coating; some homes could need only cleaning, and some could need a complete re-paint. Besides the normal influence of the climate or other various harsh environmental conditions, like direct sunlight or humidity, your paint can also be damaged by unseen issues like damaged wood, improper design, or rot. 

What could happen?

All of the aforementioned issues can damage your paint causing it to blister, crack, flake, sag or even peel off. Without regular maintenance, these problems could cause very light pockets.  Detecting a problem on time and fixing it before it expands, can prolong the paint‘s life and, in turn, save you a lot of money.

When to Inspect.

This is usually recommended bi-annually and is especially important in the fall. People are preparing their homes for winter. With your home, you want to have the peace of mind knowing that it will be safe over the colder seasons.

Luckily, we know the importance of a yearly checkup and offer a free Fall Home Inspection to all of our previous customers. We will inspect your home from top to bottom, helping you prepare for winter. This Contributes to a greater life expectancy for your home.

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