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ATLANTA, GA, January 21, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Atlanta painting professionals, the Painting Penguin, talk about what signs you should look out for that indicate whether your home is in need of a repaint job. Failing to address these issues can potentially be incredibly costly, as exposed siding is the leading cause of dry rot.
A result of fungal growth, the effects of wood rot range from shrinking boards to compromised structural support. Though such effects are not realized immediately, not painting your home when it is required can mean expensive repairs down the road.
Does Your Home Need To Be Repainted?
If the paint has already begun to peel, then proceed to call an Atlanta painting contractor right now. This is actually one of the worst things to see, as it is a strong indicator that dry rot is already in effect. Wait any longer and you could be facing a large-scale home remodeling project instead of a simple painting job.
The "alligatoring" or "crazing" effect is also quite common and is characterized by formations in the paint surface that resemble alligator skin (ripples, cracks and uneven lines). To correct the problem, the existing layer will need to be removed and the house may require cleaning before a new coat can be applied.
According to Stephen Popov, Managing Partner of the Painting Penguin, "Just because you cannot see any visible signs of wear does not mean your house is fine in its current state. The typical life expectancy for a professional paint job is 10 years, but many homes need to be repainted more frequently than this."
The Painting Penguin has provided residential painting in Atlanta to hundreds of customers. Learn more about what they do by visiting www.thepaintingpenguin.com.
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.
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