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March 5, 2013

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Ensuring your commercial facility’s exterior is ready for summer

Having a great looking storefront or building exterior is an advantage for any business. If the outside of your facility looks clean and aesthetically pleasing, you’ll entice more customers to come inside and see what you have to offer.

With spring nearly here and summer just around the corner, now is the time to decide whether you need new exterior paint. There will be increased traffic in the area, and a higher volume of people will have the opportunity to see your building—which means you could attract more new business.

Signs of exterior damage

Exposure to the elements, both through the winter and over time, can have adverse affects on your exterior paint. One common problem for California commercial facilities is fading and chalking caused by UV rays. Depending on the position of your building and surrounding structures, this fading may be more pronounced in areas that receive more sunlight, giving your facility’s exterior an uneven appearance.

Moisture in the form of rain and humidity also damages your exterior paint. This can cause fading, but also leads to cracking, chipping, or peeling of paint surfaces. Colder temperatures over the winter can make this type of damage more pronounced.

Benefits of exterior commercial painting

It goes without saying that a brand-new exterior paint job will transform the appearance of your facility. Whether the outside of your building is looking drab and dull due to exposure over time, or you simply want a new look, professional exterior painting may be an excellent choice to prepare your facility for summer.

Additionally, a skilled commercial painting contractor can help protect your building from damage with exterior painting. There are many types of paint that, when properly applied, shield your substrate from damage due to wind, rain, sunlight, and other environmental challenges. For example, a polyurethane coating reflects harmful UV rays and keeps your exterior paint bright, and elastomeric coatings can actually seal small cracks or holes in the surface of your building.

If you’re planning to have exterior painting done in time for summer, now is the time to contact your preferred commercial painting contractor and schedule an assessment.

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