Could An Exterior Paint Application Help Insulate Your Home?
During the winter months, the efficiency of your home should be a the top of your list. How can we make our house more efficient? Did you know that a simple exterior house painting project could help insulate your home? Sounds crazy, right?
Insulating your home does not have to involve expensive or extensive processes. Sometimes the little improvements make a difference.
By now you are likely really curious to hear where this article is going. How can we insulate better? Here is how!
Properly Sealing the Deal
Outside of laying or upgrading insulation, exterior house painting can effectively improve home efficiency as well! If there are several cracked areas on the exterior siding or trim, there is room for improvement for sure!
Sealing and painting these areas will decrease air entry into the wall cavities. The absolute most influential areas are located around exterior windows and doors. A professional house painter should locate all cracked areas and fill them with a quality caulking to help prevent future cracking.
Not only will this keep moisture and cold air out, but it will also help prevent future paint failure.
Low-Temperature Paint Application
Most Sherwin-Williams exterior house paint minimum surface temperature requirement is 35 degrees and above.
Here is a shortlist of products that Sherwin-Williams specifies can be applied at temperatures as low as 35 degrees.
During the winter months, the opportunity for exterior paint applications is limited. But if you have lived here in Raleigh, NC long enough you know there is no consistency as it pertains to North Carolina weather!
We offer exterior painting all year and will work around the weather as needed using good judgment and following proper paint application specifications. Or, you can hire us before the rush, to get in-line for early spring.
Call us today! 919-426-4928