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3 Signs It is Time To Repaint Your Home

on Sep 8, 2016 3:02:00 PM By | Frank Pekala | 0 Comments | Miscellaneous
Contrary to popular belief, painting exterior surfaces regularly goes beyond aesthetics. When done right, a paint job will preserve the value of your home and protect it from the outdoor elements. But how do you know when your home needs a new coat of paint? If you’re unsure, here are three telltale signs that indicate it’s time to repaint your home.
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Painting Your Siding Will Double Its Life Span

on Sep 1, 2016 11:58:00 AM By | Jason Parker | 0 Comments | Miscellaneous
Nowadays, home siding offers a wide array of materials, colors, styles and pricing options. But no matter what type of siding you choose, its life span will be affected by the climate you live in. If you live in Florida, you should be prepared to deal with siding deterioration caused by rain, moisture, salty air, excessive heat, direct sunlight, wind and storms that create flying debris.
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Why Painting Your Roof Is Important in Florida Weather

on Aug 26, 2016 9:56:00 AM By | Jason Parker | 0 Comments | Miscellaneous
Keeping interiors cool in the intense summer heat is a major concern especially in states like Florida. This is also reflected in an EIA survey, which confirms that Florida households consume 40 percent more energy than the national average. Nearly 30 percent of the total energy is used for air conditioning. In addition, recent research has shown that a traditional roof can account for up to 70 percent of the total heat gain in a building. That being said, exploring passive roof cooling techniques that can maintain a comfortable environment in buildings is well worth the effort.
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How Paint Protects Your Exterior Surfaces From Mildew and Mold

on Aug 18, 2016 10:54:00 AM By | Kevin Hughes | 1 Comment | Miscellaneous
Mildew and mold are two persistent problems in hot and humid climates. Additionally, they’re two of the reasons why homeowners decide to repaint their exterior surfaces. Though many people assume that a new coat of paint will solve mildew and mold problems, it won’t. That’s because paint cannot kill mold spores or prevent them from spreading.
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How Painting the Exterior Trim Of Your Tampa Home Can Make a Difference

on Aug 5, 2016 2:14:00 PM By | Jason Parker | 0 Comments | Miscellaneous
When it comes to home exteriors, sun, wind and rain are some of the most common causes of color loss and paint film deterioration. Obviously, this will lead to more frequent maintenance work for the homeowner. But the good news is that painting your exterior trim, siding and other surfaces every few years will help protect your most important asset from Florida's weather. A fresh paint job will also enhance your home's appearance for less money than any other home remodeling project. Now, read on to find out why painting your exterior trim as well as other surfaces regularly is so important.
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How to Transform Your Old Cabinets With Stain

on Jul 12, 2016 10:04:00 AM By | Meagan Adolphson | 0 Comments | Miscellaneous
Transforming your old cabinets with stain is a relatively inexpensive and effective way to give your Florida home a facelift, make it more appealing to potential buyers and even increase its market value. What’s more, breathing new life into your old cabinets isn’t that difficult. But before launching your cabinet refinishing project, we invite you to read on for some basic guidelines our Florida residential painting contractors have put together for passionate DIYers.
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How to Successfully Recycle Your Paint

on Jun 27, 2016 10:32:00 AM By | Kevin Hughes | 0 Comments | Miscellaneous
According to a report published by the EPA, around 10 percent of the house paint purchased in the US each year becomes leftover. This amounts to more than 60 million gallons of paint waste annually. A small amount of this paint is kept to handle subsequent touch-up jobs. But that’s not enough. With no convenient options for recycling, most leftover paint ends up in the trash can, costing all of us a lot in terms of trash disposal fees, landfilling and environmental pollution.
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Importance of a Pre-Walk with your Painting Contractor

on Jun 9, 2016 11:38:00 AM By | Kevin Hughes | 0 Comments | Miscellaneous
Whether we talk about an interior or exterior paint job, or about painting a business, several houses in an HOA-governed community, a custom home or an apartment, requesting a pre-walk with your Florida painting contractor is one of the most important steps in the planning process of a painting project.
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4 Things To Look For on a Painting Contractor Proposal

on Jun 6, 2016 11:23:00 AM By | Jason Parker | 5 Comments | Miscellaneous
When it comes to hiring painting contractors, many homeowners and business professionals complain about the huge discrepancies among the details included in painting contractor proposals. As an experienced painting contractor operating in Jacksonville and Tampa, FL, one thing we can tell you is that getting a comprehensive painting contractor proposal will help you avoid confusion and choose the right contractor for the job.
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