Your home is one of the most expensive purchases you will make in your lifetime, so it stands to reason that you will want to protect your investment. One way to do that, is to invest in the value of your home by painting the exterior. You may be wondering what some of the advantages are to painting your home's exterior, there are several. Painting your home's exterior will:
- Increase your home's value.
- Enhance curb appeal.
- Protect exterior surfaces.
- Inexpensively give you that needed remodel, or new look.
Lead-based Paint Removal
Many homes in Salem, Portland and surrounding areas have exterior paint containing dangerous levels of lead. Lead-based paint can be extremely harmful to inhabitants of a home, causing serious health issues and developmental problems in young children. In 2010 the Environmental Protection agency enacted laws to prevent contamination from these paints.
Through simple tests, a professional can help you determine if your home's exterior paint contains lead. If present, it is extremely important that you seek the help of professionals that are certified in lead paint removal. Some removal strategies include encapsulation, enclosure, removal or replacement. At Michael Angelo Exteriors, we are certified in lead-based paint removal and can determine the best abatement strategy for your home.
Exterior Painting ProcessIf you are unfamiliar with painting, it can be a tedious process, and there may be some things you overlook. However, when you hire professionals, such as Michael Angelo Exteriors, you can relax as they complete all the necessary steps involved. You can relax as we:
- Clean and pressure wash all surfaces.
- Repair any damaged surfaces.
- Remove any loose paint.
- Caulk around trim, windows, and doors.
- Prime and treat stains.
- Protect doors, windows, and light fixtures.
- And finally paint all exterior surfaces, including shudders, windows, trim, and doors.