They say that a man’s house is his castle, but for better or for worse, we have mostly abandoned stone as our primary building material. On the upside, we have far better insulation and waterproofing, and a more comfortable home interior. On the downside, our house exteriors can’t go hundreds of years without maintenance! All of us here in Bethesda need to paint our home exteriors sometimes.
Exterior painting is an investment in your home and in your life. It gives you a chance to express yourself to your guests and your community, putting your best foot forward. Even more importantly, however, exterior paint protects your home from the forces of nature that would quickly break it down.
Why Is Quality Exterior Painting Important?
We need sun and rain to survive, but those same life-giving elements conspire to deteriorate our homes. UV rays from the sun will cause wood to dry out and crack, while moisture causes paint failure, wood rot, mildew, mold, and interior damage. Added to that are the familiar cycles of humid heat in the summer, and snow and ice in the winter, all of which seek to penetrate your home and cause decay.
Faithful repainting of your home exterior every 5 to 8 years will keep all of these factors at bay, protecting your home and keeping it healthy. Using quality paint and proper techniques will ensure maximum performance from your paint, causing it to last longer and look better.
An additional reason to insist on quality paint and expert workmanship is that one poorly-done coat of paint can cause havoc for years to come. Even when good paint is applied over it, the failing paint underneath can continue to cause early paint failure for the subsequent coats.
How Do I Choose an Exterior Painting Company in Bethesda?
There are many exterior house painters you can choose from in the greater Washington, D.C. region, but it is worth the effort to sift through them to select the one that best suits your family. Here are a few tips for working through this process:
- Get estimates from several painting companies, and compare them in detail. Make sure it is clear what is being included in the estimate, such as the level of surface preparation and the number of paint coats.
- As you speak with each company, evaluate their professionalism. Are they timely? Do they listen well? Are they licensed and insured? Have they been established in the Bethesda region for more than a couple of years?
- Look for evidence of customer satisfaction. Try to find reviews online, or see if they have a portfolio of past projects on their website. If you can speak with someone who has hired them in the past, that would give you a great idea what they are like to work with.
Why Consider Williams Professional Painting?
At Williams Professional Painting, we have been serving Bethesda, Maryland and the whole Washington, D.C. region since 1979, with generations of customers who can attest to our quality. We emphasize excellent customer service and superior workmanship on all our interior and exterior house painting, ensuring that your family and your home are well cared-for.