Is It Time To Refinish Your Siding?
Posted by Sam Sundeleaf on Monday, August 17, 2020
Summertime is definitely a key season for exterior painting here in Portland, offering a perfect opportunity for protecting and enhancing your home before our wetter months return. And, as much as we love that freshly-painted look, these months are also the perfect time for staining and refinishing too.
Did You Know…
Stain offers much, much more than just aesthetic appeal… Stain also protects your natural woodwork from UV damage, pests, moisture intrusion, and more. It’s a powerful barrier that shields the vulnerable surface underneath.
Keeping your home’s stain in good condition is a real investment in the overall lifespan of the wood itself. In turn, this protects you (and your budget) budget from premature, or even avoidable, damage and decay.
How Do You Know If It’s Time To Restain Your Home?
- Start with a visual inspection! If your stain looks weathered, faded, or uneven, it’s likely time for some TLC. You might also see a grayish discoloration… That’s a major red flag.
- How long has it been since your last staining? A quality stain and application can last a good while, but routine care and maintenance are always the most cost-effective approach to take (an inspection every couple of years is a good idea!).
- Do you see any signs of damage or decay? Do yourself a favor and catch these issues early! Rot is an especially insidious problem, spreading quickly and munching on your home’s healthy wood fibers as it goes.
- Not totally sure? Ask a professional painting company! As we mentioned above, routine inspections, care, and maintenance is the wisest, most effective strategy you can employ. A reputable painting company can help you closely watch your surfaces, keeping them healthy and beautiful.
Have Questions About Your Portland House Painting Project?
Give us a call at Sundeleaf Painting! It would be our pleasure to serve you, and to answer any maintenance questions you might have.