Everyone knows the phrase, “you don’t know what you have until it’s gone.” This applies to home maintenance too. People often take for granted the things they see every day; the exterior of a house is one example. When glancing at the exterior of your house, you may not see anything wrong and neglect conducting a more thorough inspection. So, by the time you do notice any damage, it might be too late. You could end up with a hefty bill for repairs. Houses located near coastal areas often suffer damage from rain, sleet, and wind. If you live in sunny Southern California, you may think you’re in the clear. But sunlight and dust are equally harmful to the exterior of your house. Read on to learn more about exterior wall coatings, and if your home needs them.
How To Protect My Home’s Exterior?
Paint is one of the most common finishes on a house’s exterior. It provides many aesthetic features and some protection from the elements. But even exterior wall paint does not last very long and proper application is expensive. If your house seems to need a new coat of paint every few years, you will end up spending a large amount of money on a mainly decorative feature.
Wall coatings are, without a doubt, the best option to protect your home. You will save money, make your house safer, and get excellent results with a product that lasts for years.
What Are Wall Coatings?
Wall coatings are also known as elastomeric wall coatings, textured coatings, liquid vinyl siding, or exterior wall coverings. They are designed to imitate ordinary house paint but offer better features.
There are many types of wall coatings designed for specific conditions. They can be waterproof, provide damp protection, or even prevent dirt buildup. But the most important feature is that they are designed to last.
Benefits Of Wall Coatings
One of the main benefits of wall coatings is its durability. With the right product and a correct application, you may not have to treat the exterior of your house for up to 20 years. Virtually no maintenance means fewer worries, so you can spend your money on more important things.
Your house will be safer and look good too. Wall coatings help you prevent damp accumulation which can create health hazards like black mold. If you live in a more arid climate, you can protect your home from the heat of the sun, as well as dust accumulation. Wall coatings also act as a barrier against heat and exterior temperatures. Because of this, you will rely less on your HVAC system, lowering your energy consumption.
Wall coatings are available in a wide range of textures and finishes. You can imitate many popular materials, like stucco, with versatile wall coating designs.
Can I Apply It Myself?
As with any other product, a correct application will give you the best results possible. This is why it’s important to consult a qualified professional to ensure your wall coatings last.
The application process involves preparation and cleaning, as well as any necessary repairs. Trying to handle it on your own will take you a lot of time and effort. Plus an amateur job is likely to create future headaches, without the warranty.
Your home is one of the most important—if not the most important—purchase you will make in your life. DIY fixes for something as important as the exterior of your home may end up costing more than professional preventive care.
For expert results for your home or business, contact us at (800) 599-8124. At Ameriside, your home is our priority. Call to speak with one of our professionals today.