It’s a known fact that homeownership requires diligence, attention to detail and continuous focus on upkeep and maintenance. We want our houses to reflect our personalities, aesthetic preferences, as well as meet our functional needs. So, how do we prioritize home improvement projects?
If you have structural issues threatening the integrity of your home – like a leaking roof or shifty foundation – these should move to the top of the list. However, many of us overlook painting because it seems like a finishing touch, a home improvement project that can wait until more important tasks are completed.
In reality, your home’s exterior paint and interior paint play a huge role in maintaining both quality and appearance. Let us help you prioritize your home painting projects so you know where to invest yourself first.
Exterior painting is often overlooked and deemed purely aesthetic. In fact, a proper exterior painting system – including preparation, priming, caulking, painting and sealing – is one of your home’s best defenses against the elements.
Water stains can develop for a number of reasons, and correcting the source of the problem is the first priority. However, once resolved, you should take action to repair and refresh the damaged ceiling as soon as possible.
Cracking and Settling
As our homes age, they settle and shift. When this happens, it’s not uncommon to notice cracking in corners, around underlain tape or in rooms with a slight tilt. While these breaks are not likely causing structural damage, they can quickly worsen over time and should be addressed sooner rather than later.
Mold and Mildew
Living in a home with mold and mildew is unhealthy, and if left untreated, these fungi will spread. In bathrooms, basements, garages and mudrooms – anywhere moisture and humidity is prolific – take extra care to ensure paint is fresh and fungal-resistant.
Home painting projects can quickly pile up, so it’s important to keep a prioritized list in mind. At Atlanta’s Paint Doctor, we’re versed in maintenance and repair painting projects. If you’re in need of an assessment, we invite you to contact us at 404.524.8283.
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