We often spend a lot of time making the exterior of our house look good, but after a few years, it doesn’t look good anymore. This is due to exterior elements, so what are the top 3 factors that negatively affect exterior of home?
Factors That Negatively Affect Exterior
The top 3 factors that negatively affect the exterior of home are:
- Mother Nature
- Animals and Other Creatures
- Insufficient Maintenance
Ways Mother Nature Affects Your Home’s Exterior
Some natural things that can cause problems on your home’s exterior are hail, rain, snow, heat, and humidity. These things hit your house regularly throughout the year and cause a little or a lot of damage. One way to think about it is, how would you look if you were outside all year round?
Ways Animals and Other Creatures Affect the Exterior of Your House
There’s no escape from little critters, especially insects. Bugs, such as ants, carpenter ants, carpenter bees, and wasps are always going to be trying to build homes in or around your house’s siding. Squirrels, birds, and raccoons will also attempt to take up residence around the exterior of your home. There are lots of places where they can make themselves comfortable. And let’s not forget woodpeckers! Woodpeckers can cause lots of damage to the siding of your house.
The Importance of Maintenance on the Exterior of Your Home
Often we don’t do enough maintenance on the exterior of our homes. Either time just gets away from us, or we don’t think about it. Whatever the reason, it is essential. You can easily mitigate the majority of problems if you keep your home’s exterior maintained. When you don’t keep up with the maintenance, the problems will only get worse and more expensive to fix.
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Taking care of the exterior of your home is really quite important. Knowing the top 3 factors that negatively affect exterior of home will certainly help you to keep the exterior of your house lasting longer and looking great. Make sure you are well prepared for an exterior paint job.
Don’t forget, if you need an estimate on any of your home’s exterior projects, give me a call. My team and I have been serving the St. Charles, Warrenville, Wheaton, Winfield, Geneva, Batavia, and all of the Chicago area for 30+ years.