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Exterior Maintenance on Your Home

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Exterior Maintenance on Your Home

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How often should you pressure wash your home?

 

Living in Florida we are well aware of the mold and mildew problems that can occur. Florida has high levels of humidity which means there’s often times excessive moisture in the air which can result in mold and mildew inside and outside the home.   What many people don’t realize is that the quality of the air outside the home has a big impact on the quality of the air and the likelihood of getting mold or mildew inside the home. It is recommended that you have your home pressure washed every other year to prevent mold and mildew build up.  This will also help you with regular maintenance of the exterior of the home. By having it clean you will be able to see any issues with seals on windows or doors.


Jack has a list of professional pressure washing contractors that he recommends for any large project like this. Reach out and we can help you with your next project.

 

 

How long does an exterior paint job last?


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Average life span: About 8-10 years

Rain, sun, sleet, hail, your kids’ balls slamming against the wall, and more impact your home’s exterior paint. The paint’s chemical compound breaks down due to oxidation as weather, expansion, and contraction take their toll, the sun in southwest Florida can cause a faster breakdown.


How to make it last longer: Keep up with caulk around windows, door jambs, and trim to keep it sealed and moisture-free. And if it truly is time to repaint, power-wash the sides first to help fresh paint adhere better, and use a primer so the new coat goes on smoothly.


Jack has a list of painters that he recommends for any large project like this. Reach out and we can help you with your next paint project whether it be interior or exterior.

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