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PAINTING THE EXTERIOR OF YOUR HOME
Not many people will tell you that your house should be painted every 5-7 years. I have seen painting companies guarantee paint for 10 years or even a lifetime warrantee. NOT TRUE. Paint is what protects your house and paint is what makes your house shine with time and care you show your home. Imagine what happens when your car begins to peal and flake. The value bottoms out and the bottom rusts out. it is no different for your house. Paint is effected by the U.V. rays of the sun and the constant abrasion of the wind. If you allow your house to get to the point where it is peeling, flaking, or bubbling it will cost you much much more to bring it’s value back.
I understand that in an economy that is tight, it is difficult to spend money on your house.Most people simply find painting their own house a daunting task. And it is. By using an FYI Fixit certified painter we can guarantee the paint, the color, the job, and the cleanup will be done in a professional manner.
If the looks of your house are not that important to you just keep in mind the the value of your house is dependent on how well it has been maintained. A house, for which you have put $1,500 into an exterior paint job is worth $3,000 – $5000 on the market than one that needs to be painted. A house that is well kept up sells 2 to 3 times faster than one that is in poor shape. A stitch in time saves nine.
Every house should start with a power wash. No paint is made to cover up years of dirt and pollution. In fact it does just the opposite. If your painter is not including a power wash then come to fyi fixi it where we will find a professional painter who power washes and prepares your home correctly before painting it.
Choosing your paint. I have used every paint available to painters and home owners. There is a difference in the way good paint goes on, the way the paint lasts in the wind and heat, and the way it looks when it is done.
Make sure your painter covers your bushes and the ground so that your plants, grass, landscaping, and rocks are not damaged with paint splatters and mist. Also make sure it is not windy on the day they paint so the neighbors cars and windows do not end up with a mist of paint on them.
Ultimately you become responsible for any damage.