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What do you need to know before your next paint job?

Posted by on 4:04 am in Painting Services | 0 comments

What do you need to know before your next paint job?

What do you need to know before your next paint job?   When comparing the many different options available for professional painting contractors, there are a few considerations that can affect the look of the final project. For painting of home exteriors, your house may need to be thoroughly pressure washed prior to beginning the painting. Does your contractor provide this service? Power washing will also help to rid your home of lose paint chips, mold, and mildew that can easily form on the outside surfaces. This fungus growth can be very toxic to you and your family. If the mold is not eradicated completely before a new paint job, then it will likely only continue to grow and spread, eventually eating into the new paint in the process. The quality and brand of paint and equipment is also a critical component to a paint job that looks professional, either for interiors or exteriors of the home. Cheaper paints will only last a couple of years before you will begin to see them chip and fade. Hiring a professional contractor who only uses top quality paints, brushes, and finishes will not only save you money in the long run, but you will not have to go through this difficult painting process again in the near future, saving you time, as well. Depending on the color that you choose, you might be able to get away with just one coat of paint on interior walls, but two coats is usually the average. A third coat may also be required. A high quality primer should also be used prior to performing the paint job. Although the application of the primer does not have to be as “pretty” as the final coating of paint, it will take a bit of time to complete. When interviewing painting contractors, always look for companies that employ only their own workers. Companies who hire subcontractors to perform the work have much less control over the quality of the finished...

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What are the benefits to composition shingles?

Posted by on 4:03 am in Residential Roofing | 0 comments

What are the benefits to composition shingles?

What are the benefits to composition shingles?     Composite roofing shingles make up nearly 85% of all home roofing systems for a variety of different reasons. Not only are they a more inexpensive solution, but they also come in a variety of colors, styles, and textures designed to complement the individual exterior style and décor of your home. The three-tab shingles are usually the most cost effective form of composite shingle, but other designs include more elaborate styles of multiple colors or architecturally detailed shingles that can also sometimes provide even longer lasting durability. Composite shingles are also very easy to replace, either when resurfacing an entire roof or for the repair of specific individual areas. Their lifespan can last up to 50 years, depending on the manufacturer and the individual shingle ratings. Composite roofing systems are also highly flame resistant, protecting your home from fires caused by fallen burning debris, neighboring house fires, and even windblown ash and soot. Composite shingles should not be confused with those made of asphalt. Asphalt shingles are usually only made from paper or fiberglass which is then covered in the asphalt coating. The asphalt variety also have a much shorter lifespan, lasting only 5 to 20 years at maximum. Composite shingles are much more durable. They can also help to shield the homeowners from harmful UV rays, decrease energy costs and utility bills, and even prevent the growth of mold, algae, and fungus. This mold growth is not only hazardous to your health, but it is also very unsightly, resulting in dark, black streaks on the exterior of the roof. For a long term roofing system that is easy to maintain, very cost effective, fire retardant, and provides you with a nearly unlimited number of styles and color options, composite shingles are well worth their...

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