The worst thing about winter weather is that we have the least control over it to ruin our houses. In Melbourne, homeowners see rain reaching from light to wet and heavy, dangerous storms and challenging freezing rain.
We at Aram Painting can teach you to take some simple steps to prevent the damages that may destroy your exterior house painting over the winter.
Check Your Exterior House Paint
During the fall season, we have seasonably warm temperatures right before winter weather reaches. You can benefit from these mild days to go outside and check your house’s exterior paint job. You can get in touch with a professional exterior house painter to make sure that what you need exactly.
If you see buckling and chipped paint or rotting wood, the best thing to do is to act on it immediately to make sure the damage does not get worst over time. Make your paint touch-ups and get in touch with a professional to estimate the state of the wood.
Clean the Surface of The Exterior of Your House
Pressure washing is a popular way to maintain your property in spring, but it is better to do it in the fall too. As soon as winter arrives, you may not be able to pressure wash your lawn, porch, or fence for several months.
If you clean dirt and debris early, you can protect these surfaces from future contamination. For your paint specifically, it is a better way to face the elements clean than dirty.
Seal Any Leaks
If you see a draft from your windows or entrances, check them for small cracks that are letting the cold air to sneak inside. When winter comes, your heating system must work twice as hard to overcome the breezes and efficiently make your house warm. These cracks can also bring in winter moisture, which can make any woodwork rotten. You can stop these drips with caulk, a waterproof sealant.
Clear the Gutters
When the trees lose their leaves around your house in autumn, lots of them end up blocking your gutters. It can be very unsafe to leave any of it in the downspouts before the new season comes– even Stagnant water.
If ice dams block your gutters, they get heavier and can start pulling away from the house. This can severely harm the structure of your house. Pull out the ladder one last time and make sure those gutters are cleaned!
We at Aram painting are your local source for residential, commercial, interior and exterior painting. Whether you’re trying to prepare for winter or looking forward to spring maintenance, get in touch with us today to schedule an appointment.