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Signs that Your Home’s Exterior Needs Repainting

Your home’s exterior can fall victim to all kinds of weather conditions, ranging from the blazing summer heat to winter’s ice and snow. Unfortunately, this can have a negative effect on the exterior paintwork, which will chip, crack, and fade over time. As a leading interior and exterior painters in the Radnor area, we’ve created this piece so you can spot the telltale signs that you need a new paint job on the outside of your house.

Hardened Caulk

Caulks are designed to contract and expand in line with weather conditions and movement of buildings over time. However, caulking will lose its elasticity over time. You can check by pressing down on the beads. If they are resistant and hard as you apply pressure, you’ll require some professional re-caulking services, and it’s time for a new paint job.

Fading Paint

Bleaching from the sun is common, with dark hues fading faster than pale shades. If your house fades on the side that sits in the shade, this indicates problems with water intrusion or the vapor barrier. If you can identify mysterious stains dripping downwards on the paint, it could be a sign of water leaks. Call a professional if you can’t pinpoint the source. Either way, replacing and old, faded coat of paint with a fresh new paint job will greatly enhance the appearance of your home’s exterior. 

Visible Shrinking or Gaps

Have you noticed that the boards on your home’s siding look like they are getting smaller? Can you see gaps between the boards? This could be a sign of dry rot, meaning that moisture is entering the wood. We recommend calling our team at Fox Painting Company to come and assess the damage. If the damage isn’t so severe that the siding needs replacement, a new paint job can help prevent further damage and also improve the look of your home. 

The Morphing of Paint Colors

The sun’s UV rays can damage paintwork and cause it to fade; sometimes, this completely changes the shade of paint on a home’s exterior from its original color. Greens can fade, while beiges can turn pink in just a few weeks. To prevent this from occurring, ensure that your painter uses exterior grade paint that is manufactured to withstand UV effects.

For additional information about how to tell if your house exterior needs painting, or free quotes on house exterior and interior painting in the Radnor area, click here to contact Fox Painting Company today.

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Thanks again for a great job on painting my old farmhouse. You and your team made it look almost like new… quite a feat given the condition when you started.

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They were extremely respectful while working in my home. They made sure that the entire floor area was covered while being painted, and cleaned thoroughly. The final product matches exactly what I had envisioned and I would recommend Fox Painting to anyone looking for a superior job.

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