If you live in Brevard, you know what winter weather is all about! During the colder months of the year, Brevard can get snow, ice, sleet, freezing rain — and sometimes a combination of everything. That means the exterior of your home can really take a beating. And if your home wasn’t painted with high-quality paint, both the exterior and interior of your home can suffer damage as a result. Here are answers to questions you may have about how cold weather will affect your home’s exterior paint.

I'm not sure if the exterior paint on my Brevard home is high quality. How can I tell?

Lower quality paint is especially prone to flaking, cracking, and chipping in cold weather. If you’ve noticed any of these signs this winter, it’s likely your home’s paint isn’t high-quality, or the prep work wasn’t done correctly — especially if your paint has been applied within the past five years.

Pro tip: If the prep is done right and good paint is used, you should easily get 15 to 20 years off a paint job. If you wash it at least every two years, it should last even longer!

I have noticed some damage to my exterior paint. How will it affect my home?

No one wants to live in a home that looks shabby. But when your exterior paint shows damage, it doesn’t just affect the look of your home. Damaged paint can compromise the protection of your home as well.

Temperature fluctuations in winter cause painted areas to expand and contract. If your Brevard home was painted using lower-end exterior paint, these fluctuations will cause it to bubble, crack, or flake. This allows precipitation to creep into the damaged areas — and once moisture gets in there, it can rapidly spread, causing even more damage. By the time warmer weather arrives, you could be stuck with a mess.

Help! What can I do to protect my home?

It’s time to apply a high-quality paint to your home’s exterior. Be sure to hire someone who will take the time to do the job right. Applying good paint incorrectly could leave you right back where you started. A good painter will know how to remove the old paint, repair and mitigate any damage, and expertly apply the correct paint to your home’s exterior.

 

If you need a professional, knowledgeable painter who will take the time to do a superior job using high-quality paint, we just happen to know one! We can get your Brevard home looking spiffy for spring and protected for next winter. Call us today for a free, no-obligation quote.