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Exterior Painting and Maintenance Checklist for Your New Jersey Home

We all know that maintenance is a good thing. It’s why we go to the dentist, change our car’s oil, mow the lawn before the grass turns into a field… You get the idea.

Catching problems early makes solving those problems easier!

As a professional New Jersey painting company, we try to drive that concept home for our clients too. Waiting until a total paint failure, or until your foot goes through your deck as you step outside, isn’t “getting the most” out of your home’s surfaces. It’s just creating a larger cost and headache for you.

With that in mind, here are a few tips for what to check for around your home’s exterior this spring and early summer. You’ll be glad you took the time!

Exterior Home Maintenance That’s Definitely Worth Your Time

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#1 How’s Your Exterior Paint Doing?

Peeling and flaking are signs that you definitely need exterior painting services. Ideally, it’s best to catch issues before this point! Keep an eye out for fading and spider cracks too; these are signs that total paint failure is on its way.

#2 Don’t Forget Your Stain!

It’s easy to overlook, but too important to forget. Not only does a fresh coat of stain on your deck, porch, or railings look awesome, but it also provides critical protection for the wood.

#3 Pressure Washing

Did you know that routine pressure washing will help extend the life of your paint and stain? We recommend talking to a painter who offers professional pressure washing, just to ensure that high-quality equipment is used and that your surfaces are protected from damage. Too many homeowners rent units, assuming that it’s an easy task, and open the door to potentially harming their home and/or themselves.

#4 Replace Brittle Caulk

Caulk contributes directly to your home’s efficiency, sealing out moisture intrusion, pests, and drafts. Over time, however, caulk grows brittle and breaks down, compromising this essential seal. We recommend checking it periodically to make sure it’s in good repair and doing its job.

#5 Repair Wood Rot Right Away

This wood-munching fungus will happily turn your beloved deck into an eyesore if it’s not stopped. An experienced painting company can find signs of decay in common weak points, then offer the wood repair/replacement services you need.

Partner with a Pro! Who Is Your Go-To Painter?

It’s invaluable to find and partner with a professional painting company that can really meet all of your diverse needs, helping you care for your home well.

If you live in Atlantic County, Burlington County, Camden County, Gloucester County, Mercer County, or the Greater Philadelphia Area, give us a call at Cherry Hill Painting. It would be our pleasure to serve you!