Best Exterior Paints for Homes that are in Hurricane Territory
Painting a home, while being one of the best and most cost effective things that one can do for their home, does involve a fair amount of decision making on the part of the homeowners. Painting a home, whether you decide to paint the exterior or the interior of the home, can create a big difference in the overall look of the home, but it is true today that homeowners will have to be prepared to make some big calls on colors, brand, style, overall budget, and timing.
One of the biggest things to think about when addressing an exterior paint job (and something that gets forgotten a lot) is the weather factor and your new, fresh, beautiful exterior paint job that you are going to want to protect for years to come. And when we say weather, we do not mean what the weather is going to be like while you are getting your house painted. Rather, we mean what kind of abuse your home is going to get from the simple changes in the weather and the seasons.
Do you live in an area that is prone to hurricanes? Would you say that your home is in, “Hurricane Territory?” Then this article is for you!
Exterior Painting Services
At Hall Painting Services, one of the aspects of our exterior home painting services (one of many of our professional painting services) is that we have mastered how to paint the exteriors of homes in Florida that often get battered by hurricane-force weather. We do not know if there are any other professional painting companies in Florida who have this as well figured out as we do.
When getting ready to paint the exterior of a home in Florida, it is important to remember the effects that rain, wind, salt, and other assailants can have on your home. A lot of people do not know this, but the type of paint that you use to paint the exterior of your home will not only make a big difference in the overall look of your home, and it will also affect the longevity, strength, and resilience of the paint coat itself. Some common exterior paints that do a good job of holding their own up against hurricane weather are paints like:
- Behr Premium Plus Ultra $39
- Clark+Kensington $35
- Benjamin Moore Ultra Spec $60
- Sherwin-Williams Emerald Exterior $72
Keep in mind that different painting contractors will have different paint brands and lines that they show preference to. At Hall Painting Services, for example, we are a big fan of Benjamin Moore paints and have been using their products for both exterior and interior painting projects for years.
The Best Exterior Paint Job
There are a lot of other factors to consider when painting the exterior of your home if you want it to last through Florida sun, rain, wind, salt, and the like. At Hall Painting Services, for instance, we use an elastomeric-based masonry sealer as our primer coat for the classic Florida stucco homes, and tough, weather resistant primer for wood siding homes. And that is before we even get into the painting step! An excellent prep job is key to getting a home totally ready for painting, and we believe strongly in taking all of the necessary prep actions to ensure that the home’s exterior paint job will hold its own against the forces of nature.
If you are looking to get your home painted, have Hall Painting Services come out and do a free estimate. We have over fifteen years of experience painting homes in Florida, so we know the trade and how to do it right! Call (727) 692-2926 for an estimate.