ATLANTA, GA, October 31, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- The Painting Penguin, one of the leaders in interior and exterior painting in Atlanta, Ga.
, notes that there are some important maintenance tasks that homeowners in Atlanta and throughout the South should not neglect as we head into winter. While we don't have the extreme cold and snowfall that our friends to the north experience, we still have seasonal changes that affect our homes and the way we live as winter sets in.
Some simple maintenance can save money in repairs for structural damage, as well as energy bills. Regular seasonal maintenance will also add value and longevity to your home. Well-known home improvement site houselogic.com provides importance advice for autumn inspections and maintenance. Most homeowners can do some of these themselves. Others should be done by a professional.
Get a check-up of your heating system. For the best, most thorough check-up, call a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) company. They will inspect your system, change the filters, and ensure that everything will run efficiently and at maximum capacity if and when you need it this winter. Many HVAC companies have maintenance programs that provide regular inspections and maintenance once or twice a year.
If you don't want to spring for a professional inspection, at least look at your furnace filters and change them if they are dirty. Inspect floor grates and return ducts as well, and clean them with a vacuum cleaner brush. These simple steps will improve the performance of your heating system and save you money on utility bills.
Weatherstripping and Caulking
Inspect the weatherstripping and caulking on all exterior doors and windows. If it is crumbling or has gaps, replace it. Otherwise, cold air, not to mention water, will get into your home, decreasing your comfort and increasing your energy use. This can be a do-it-yourself project if you know what you're doing. You can also call a handyman service to handle it.
Inspect and clean your gutters. This is best done late in the fall after the leaves are already done falling off the trees. Leaves are generally the largest source of gutter debris. If they are not cleaned, the debris can cause water to go onto the roof and siding of your home, causing mold growth, which can damage your paint and shingles. There are professionals who can do this so that you don't have to climb up on the roof and risk injury. Shop around or ask your neighbors for a recommendation.
Look at the condition of your home's exterior paint. Fall is the best time for this because if you find surfaces that need to be sealed, you should do it before winter moisture damages your home. If it just needs a touch-up, you may prefer to do it yourself. However, if the paint is a few years old, even if you use the same color, it will likely not be an exact match. Therefore, if the area is visible, The Painting Penguin recommends that you call their Atlanta painters
to paint the entire exterior.
If one area is always peeling or losing paint, there may be something causing moisture to accumulate underneath. This can be caused by a leaky gutter, crumbling caulk, or loose siding. If you think there is an issue, have it checked out and repaired before you spend time and money on your Atlanta painting job.
Stephen Popov, Managing Partner of The Painting Penguin, points out, "Fall is the perfect time to have our Atlanta house painters give your home a new coat of paint. The temperatures are mild, and we don't have the high fluctuations between daytime and nighttime temps that can be rough on new paint jobs." To find out more about The Painting Penguin's residential and commercial services, including their Atlanta power washing services, visit www.thepaintingpenguin.com
, or call them at 770-882-0154 for a free estimate.About The Painting Penguin:
The Painting Penguin is a full-service residential and commercial painting company based in Atlanta, Ga. Their service offerings include interior and exterior painting, pressure washing and staining. They pride themselves on prompt, professional service and uniformed, insured employees who are the best at what they do.
For more information, please visit www.thepaintingpenguin.com