Unless you live down south or on the sunny shores of California, you know how precious the summer months can be. Here on the East Coast, no one knows it better. Our summer months are often filled with events, outdoor activities and sports, not to mention to-do lists around the house. Before you know it, however, the summer is over, and you find that there just wasn’t enough time is those few short months to get everything done that you planned to, including repainting your house.
With summer over, you may be thinking that the current paint on your home may just have to do until next year. Well, think again. It’s not too late to check repainting your home off your to-do list. Fall is actually a perfect time for exterior painting in New London County, CT. In fact, for our climate, you may even say it’s the ideal time. Below are just a few reasons why we think doing your exterior painting in New London County, CT in the fall is a great idea:
Scheduling is easy
As the summer comes to an end, house painting contractors’ schedules start to open up. Most people try to get their homes painted during late spring and summer, which means that there are few openings if you don’t get in early. In the fall, however, there are a lot more scheduling options, which means that you can plan the paint job for when it best suits you.
The painters won’t be in your way
During the summer, we all want to be in our yards. For most of us, our yards become an extension of our living space. The last thing you want during the few short months you have to enjoy your outdoor space is to give it up to a bunch of ladders and paint buckets. In the fall, painters can come in and work quickly without getting in the way of your outdoor activities.
The temperature fluctuates less
During the summer, the temperature during the day can be quite different from the temperature at night, especially when you live near the coast. These fluctuating temperatures may make it difficult for your paint to cure properly, which will cause the paint to peel. In the fall, the temperature fluctuates less from day to night, resulting in a well-tempered paint job that will stand the test of time.
Low moisture levels
In the summer, humidity levels are at their highest. High humidity levels can make the painting surface damp, which will make it more difficult for the paint to adhere to the surface. Humidity in the air can also cause your paint to take longer to dry, resulting in bubbles and/or an imperfect finish. The air is much dryer during the fall, which is ideal for exterior painting.
If you missed out on having your house painted this summer, don’t worry. Fall is the perfect time to do your exterior painting in New London County, CT. Get in touch with Berk’s Fine Painting LLC to schedule a consultation.