As the warm weather lingers and the sun stays out longer, it’s hard not to take a closer look at your home’s exterior. After a long, cold winter, dirt, debris, and mildew have accumulated and, frankly, it can make your home look a little dingy. Whether you’re planning a new painting project or you just want to brighten up your exterior, you may need to power wash your home. As a way to almost immediately improve your home’s outside appearance, power washing is a time-tested, proven solution. In this post, we’re going to look at five reasons you should schedule this amazing service today.
1. Prevent long-term damage
If you let accumulated dust, dirt, and mildew live on your home, you could be inviting costly, long-term damage. These elements can cause rotten wood, which leads to expensive – and dangerous – structural damage.
2. Health benefits
Whether you’re allergic or not, long-term exposure to mold and mildew is never good. Mold is responsible for a whole host of health problems, from allergic reactions to asthmatic episodes, so removing it can help to protect the wellbeing of you and your family.
3. Preparation for painting
If you’re planning to redo your home’s exterior, power washing is a great way to get your home’s exterior surfaces ready to receive paint. Removing dirt, debris, and old, damaged paint, a thorough wash is essential if your home hasn’t been painted in a long time.
4. Power washing increases curb appeal
On the other hand, if you’re looking to sell your home, washing its exterior can help to increase both curb appeal and property value, leading to a higher sale price. For a minimal investment, you could see your home’s value increase dramatically.
5. Save money and avoid headaches
When you power wash your home, you’re actively working to prevent other problems. By eliminating excess debris on your home’s exterior, you’re taking steps to avoid costly repairs down the road. From expensive cosmetic repairs to dangerous structural damage, a good power washing can reduce your repair bills and, more importantly, preserve your home’s beauty.
At Van Tuinen Painting, we strive to arm our customers with the information they need to make informed decisions about their homes. If winter has done a number on your home’s exterior and you’re looking to brighten things up, contact us today to discuss how we can help.