With stores in back-to-school mode and the evenings darkening, it is time to start preparing your home’s exterior for the heavy winds and harsh rain, snow and ice that will come with winter and spring in the Washington DC metropolitan area and the surrounding cities like Gaithersburg, MD and Alexandria, VA. If the paint on your siding or trim is showing signs of failure–cracking, peeling, blistering–it will only get worse through the winter, exposing your home to serious moisture damage.
Besides ensuring that your paint is sufficiently protecting your home, it is important to inspect other potential trouble-areas where moisture could enter, creating mold and rot, or heat could escape in winter, increasing your heating costs. Benchmark recommends examining your glazing, caulking and weatherstripping on all windows and doors.
If you need help performing vital exterior home-maintenance, call Benchmark Painting & Carpentry’s residential house painters in Columbia, MD or Arlington, VA areas at 888-698-1074 or contact us online to schedule a visit from our professional, courteous paint contractors. We will ensure that your home is protected against the elements and that you are not wasting money on your heating bill.