It’s never too soon to take care of your porch to ensure it’s ready for those delightful Ohio summer days. The professional house painters at Curb Appeal Painting can help you get your porch summer ready in the following pivotal ways.
Seal & Weatherproof Your Porch
Your porch spends the entire year directly exposed to the elements. In beautiful Cleveland, this means baking in the sun, soaking up the rain, and shivering under a blanket of snow or freezing rain. Each of these conditions can negatively impact your porch. Sun exposure and ultraviolet rays can cause cracking, splintering, and surface level deterioration. Fluctuations in temperature also cause your decking material to expand and contract. Over time this loosens your decking materials and can cause cupping and pliancy (loss of rigidity). Finally, rain or melting snow, if not drained appropriately, can cause rotting, mold, and mildew. This is particularly a problem in areas where water can easily pool, such as under eaves. Make sure you’ve protected your porch with an appropriate weatherproof seal to ensure it isn’t looking ragged when summer comes.
Take Care of Any Repairs
Unfortunately, Ohio’s every changing weather – rain, snow, wind, humidity, etc. – is bound to wreak a bit of havoc on your porch. Common issues include rotting, cracking or loosening, boards becoming to pliant, loosening of handrails, screen damage, and weakening of support posts. It is critical that you address any issues your porch is facing right away before lasting damage occurs. Before revamping your porch with a paint job, make sure all necessary porch repair services are addressed first.
Replace Any Areas That Need It
In certain unfortunate cases, porches may be beyond repair and need replacement, particularly when serious structural damage has occurred. Whether it be rotten boards, handrails, screens, or something else, you’ll need to get it replaced so you’re up and running for summer. It’s not uncommon for softwood porches to hold up for a long time, but after a couple of decades, the structure can begin to deteriorate. Deterioration can cause anything from unsightly cosmetic damage to physical inconveniences to potentially dangerous structural issues. While it is less expensive than rebuilding a porch from the ground up, replacing screening, boards, and posts can be costly. No homeowner wants to hear that they have to replace everything. It’s important to keep in mind, however, how dangerous a structurally inept porch can be. While neglected windows or siding can be an eyesore and cause leaks, a neglected porch can collapse entirely. It is critical to replace the necessary areas in order to keep your porches structural integrity intact.
Make Sure Your Porch Railings Are Looking Their Best
All aspects of your porch – the balustrade (handrail, foot rail, and balusters), columns, and posts – create an atmosphere that adds to the style and allure of your house. The paint professionals at Curb Appeal are not only experts when it comes time to painting your porch railing, but also offer expertise in porch rail repair. We’ll make sure your porch railings are inviting, safe, and looking great.
Give It a Fresh Coat of Paint!
Finally, let the paint professionals at Curb Appeal Painting really spruce up your porch for summer with a top-notch paint job, leaving your porch looking completely revitalized and refreshed.
Call Curb Appeal To Ensure Your Porch Is Summer Ready
Curb Appeal’s courteous professionals have what it takes to get your porch summer ready in a truly timely and professional manner. We arrive on time, we’re polite and friendly, we always respect your home, and we go the extra mile to keep our work area clean and neat from start to finish.
We’ve been trusted by homeowners throughout the greater Cleveland area for 15 years and counting. Schedule a free porch repair or exterior house painting estimatetoday and make Curb Appeal your go-to for reliable and rewarding home improvement and exterior painting services.