4 Surprising Benefits of Exterior Painting Before Winter in St. Louis
If you’re a little upset that we just mentioned winter while it’s still August, we understand. But, as unwelcome as it might be, it’s not uncalled for. We may be just barely stepping from summer into a new school year, but, if we’ve learned anything from past years, it’s that the hop from summer to winter is an extremely quick one.
In an effort to help you best prepare your home for the cold, wet, and sometimes wild weather ahead, we want to share a few surprising benefits of exterior house painting here in St. Louis and around the country.
House Painting Looks Great, But What Else Does It Offer?
Fresh, well-applied paint also provides:
- Protection from termites and other pests. It’s true! Critters that enjoy munching on wood look for easy points of access, and healthy, well-coated trim and siding are basically a closed door.
- Protection against the elements. This includes UV damage, moisture, and more.
- Increased lifespan for your home’s exterior surfaces.
- A first line of defense against mold and mildew, especially when regularly power washed. For more about the benefits of washing, take a look at this article dedicated to the topic.
Exterior Painting May Be Important, But Don’t You Have Plenty of Time Before Winter?
Yes and no.
Yes, because advanced exterior painting products that are less dependent on absolutely flawless, warm weather can often be used right into mid-November.
The one caution we would offer, regardless of where you live in the country, is that this is a season when professional painters’ schedules tend to fill. Last-minute exterior painting and repairs and pre-holiday interior painting quickly claim calendar pages! If you’re planning a project, we suggest contacting your local paint contractor soon.
Good luck with your home improvements!