Just as in window replacement or a new roof installation, the key to making the most of your home’s exterior coating is a matter of making the right choices. Here are a few tips to help you find the most suitable exterior coating for your home.
1. Look for the right pros
Proper installation is important no matter what type of exterior coating you’re getting, so why not get help from someone who specializes in exterior coatings? Bonus points to you for choosing professionals that are certified by your chosen coating’s manufacturer, since that’ll mean they’re qualified to apply the coating according to manufacturer standards, i.e., exactly how it is meant to be applied.
2. Focus on the function…
If you want to improve your home’s energy efficiency, then you should be particular about specific efficiency levels. Coating that can help cut down on the energy used to cool your home by around 20% is great. Remember, though, that the local climate and even your home’s color has an effect on any coating’s efficiency, so ask a pro for help!
… but don’t forget the form.
An efficient exterior coating is good, but it won’t be satisfying if it doesn’t make your home look the way you pictured it to be. Pick a coating with the right texture and color that will go well with the rest of your home’s exterior as well as appeal to your personal aesthetic.
3. Have your home inspected
Having a professional perform a quick survey of your home ensures that the exterior coating will not be applied over rust spots or peeling paint, which may cause bubbling from underneath the coating’s layer after some time.
4. Check the warranty
Since exterior coating can last for a very long time, you wouldn’t want short-term warranties that will be rendered useless after just a few years. Fortunately, it’s not difficult to find reputable exterior contractors that offer long-term, or even lifetime warranties.
That wraps up this blog series on exterior coating. We hope you learned more about this home improvement option, and that we’ve inspired you to consider using exterior coating in lieu of paint on your home.