A wise man once said, “The first impression is created only once.” Homeowners often spend a lot of money on the interior of their homes. They purchase high-end furniture, electronic equipment, lighting fixtures, HVAC systems, and much more. Sadly, they often forget about the exterior of their homes and that’s where they go wrong. Exterior painting can be a rewarding investment because it helps the outside of your house feel more lovely and nice-looking. A great exterior home painting job boosts the value of your property without undertaking expensive remodeling projects, such as building a patio, adding a swimming pool, or changing the landscape.
Why Choose a Reliable Painting Contractor?
Exterior painting in Calgary looks so easy when you watch someone doing it. But, there’s one thing you need to understand: painting is not all about holding a paintbrush or mixing paints – it requires skills. Seeking a professional painter ensures that the exterior walls of your house, roof, windows and door are painted on time, or ahead of schedule. There are many ways a painting contractor can help you restore the exterior beauty of your house, such as finding the right colours. As a matter of fact, there are many colours to choose from, so even the most skilled architect might fail this test. With expert advice from a painting contractor, you’ll definitely be able to select the right paint colour that is affordable, and easy to clean and maintain.
What’s the Effect of Weather on External Paints?
For an end result that will be both attractive and durable, exterior painting in Calgary requires a lot of planning and close study of weather conditions. The weather can mean the difference between a great painting job and an eyesore. Therefore, it’s important to check the local weather forecast as part of your pre-painting preparation. The ideal conditions for such a venture are a day with mild temperatures, low humidity and little or no wind, while the worst conditions are extreme heat or cold. Temperature variation results in expansion and contraction of the surface, resulting in cracking of paint. Other elements such as the rain, wind, and snow can also lead to considerable wear and tear.
However, paint manufacturers have developed different types of paints to mitigate the negative effects of weather. For instance, windy and rainy weather paints are applied to combat water-borne cracks. On the other hand, paint made for climates that produce high levels of UV rays are often applied with elastomeric-based or 100% acrylic paints for more surface protection.
Location-Driven Paint Considerations
Paint manufacturers and painting contractors agree that some of the most common conditions that often have to be met when it comes to exterior painting in Calgary are those dictated by location. Geographical differences are apparent in the construction of walls, roofs, windows and doors. Location, therefore, often dictates the selection of exterior paints to be used. For instance, in mountainous regions, the sun-resistant and UV-absorbing paints are commonly used. In the Southeast, on the other hand, weather-resistant paints are often used for exterior painting, in order to withstand year-long exposure to wind and rain.