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How Often Should I Paint My House?

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Our homes are an investment that needs to be protected with proper maintenance. Interior and exterior painting are home remodeling projects which need to be done periodically in order to help retain or improve the home’s value. There is not one set rule that tells a home owner what type of exterior painting schedule should be followed. Most of the time, it is understood that a home needs to be painted about every 5 to 8 years. But this can depend largely on the type of paint that was used as well as the climatic conditions where the home is located. Some areas have weather conditions that are harsher on a home’s exterior than others. Most homeowners do not do a walk around inspection of their home every single day but there are ways to determine when it is time to paint the house. Continue reading

Paint Versus Wallpaper

So you’re considering doing some home remodeling projects and it is difficult to decide which the better choice for a particular room is. Would it be better to use wallpaper or to paint it? There are certain advantages as well as disadvantages with either choice.

The advantages of painting are that is it is very easy to do even if it is done through a contractor who does commercial painting. It’s done and over with and ready to enjoy in just a short amount of time. It is a very quick way to instantly make a difference in a room. Using paint can help accentuate fine details and can also cover some of the less appealing parts of a room. Painting is one of the most preferred decisions for quick home remodeling as it is generally the less expensive option as well as being done quickly.

There are some disadvantages of choosing paint too. Even though it is quickly applied, it takes time to dry; the actual length of time required for it to dry will depend on how much oil is used to make the paint. It has to be done perfectly to avoid runs or other marks. Some paints have a “bleeding” quality that makes them very difficult to paint over effectively. Painting has to be done in solid colors, even though some texturing is possible. Painting has to be redone frequently to keep it fresh looking.

Wallpaper has several advantages. The main thing is that it can last as long as 10 to 15 years when it is applied properly. This can make it more effective economically than paint. Since wallpaper is available in a wide variety of prints it can bring character to the room. Wallpaper can help accentuate angles or key features in a room such as a fireplace or built in shelving units.

There are only a couple of disadvantages associated with this option. In areas where there is high humidity the paper can begin to come unglued. It can be more difficult to clean if it gets stained and it is expensive to replace.

Repainting and Updating Your Roof

Home remodeling is always a source of worry, headaches and a lot of expense. There are so many things to think about if you want to remodel your home such as repainting, roofing, retiling, wood flooring, landscaping, lighting, etc. If you are not going to be able to hire a good general contractor in NJ then you might be surprised to find added expenses that were not included in the initial quotation, hidden charges and shoddy workmanship.

Trying to find a good general contractor in NJ can be quite a challenge. We can provide you with a home remodeling services, roofing services and repainting minus the usual worries. Our people are certified and well trained. We will also give you a clear list of what we can do for you and how you can get value for your money with no hidden costs.

We can help you with roofing, window installation, decks, retiling your kitchen or bath or installing hardwood floors. Our company has a reputation of being stable and reliable and you can count on us to provide full service before, during and after a project. For the first time, you may actually experience a home remodeling project that will run smoothly.

We also strictly follow regulations pertaining to safety like using lead-free paint and non-toxic materials that could eventually harm you and your family. Our general contractor in NJ is certified, courteous and will entertain any of your questions and suggestions. We have years of experience in home remodeling, roofing and construction and have created very efficient methods to accomplish each project with the least amount of expense, hassle and time.

As an added service we will be glad to help you with insurance and provide a warranty that’s hard to beat. Our competitors have been trying to follow our lead for years but we don’t mind. What we are concerned about is to provide you with a home remodeling service that’s going to be worthwhile.

Choosing The Color For Your House

Home remodeling can entail a lot of work from taking down walls, changing light fixtures, scraping off old paint, house painting, retiling, roofing and landscaping. For an ordinary home owner, all that work can be a little daunting. Professionals like us deal with these kinds of tasks on a daily basis. We are used to it and after several years in the business, we can say that we are experienced enough to provide the kind of service that will satisfy even the most meticulous of customers.

Our house remodeling service can provide you with a more functional kitchen that any cook can be proud of. We can retile your floors or install carpets and wood flooring. When we do have to repaint, we follow safety regulations to ensure that your home is not contaminated with toxic old paint that we have to scrape off. House painting is a highly regulated industry due to the old toxic paints used several years ago. Today, we only use paint that does not contain any lead. Lead in paint can cause lung problems and lead poisoning especially in children.

Garden landscaping can complete the look of your newly renovated home. The effect of a new look and fresh paint can be accentuated by a new garden. Your home will practically look brand new. Even your home’s market value will go up. A professional landscape contractor can add value to your already beautiful home. He can create a garden that will match the general motif of your house so that the interiors and exterior of your home will match.

Our landscape contractor and house remodeling company can provide you with a quotation without hidden charges. We also offer a guarantee for our work which proves that our service starts before, during and after a project. With our professionalism and all the perks that come with our service, you can’t help but be confident in investing your hard earned money with us.

Things to consider about house painting

There are many factors to consider when painting your home. Many of the factors in painting your home include the location that painting is needed, the color you chose to paint your home, the technique you will use in painting your home, and deciding if you will hire a professional or if you will do it yourself. Each of these factors is very important and is important for many different reasons
Location plays an important role in deciding how you will get started. Are you painting the interior, exterior, or both? If you’re painting the interior of your home, which room you will be painting, what is the size of room, and how does this location meet different mood and lighting elements. Paint often sets the mood for that room or when arriving to your home.

Color is of great importance when painting your home. Use a color wheel to pick colors that will compliment each other. AS mentioned before lighting plays an important factor, different hues dependant on night time, sunshine, or the lighting available call for different paint colors for your home. A bedroom should be a calming color like blue or green. Family rooms should bring about a form of positive energy best displayed with bright colors like orange, red, or yellow.

What technique will you use in painting your home? Rag rolling, this is a method used with rags that are a like in color to make a beautiful affect usually upon your interior walls. A popular method is sponge painting, this is pretty self explanatory. Stippling is another example of a painting technique often used, this is a method often made by vertical lines with a paint brush, often used on panels.

Will you be hiring a professional to ensure painting is done properly and beautifully? There is nothing worse then looking at a home that was not painted properly. A job done without using proper methods can look unprofessional. Hiring a professional is best because it leaves out room for error and comes with a warranty. Painting your home should be a worry free experience, if you don’t know what you’re doing, worry less and hire an expert.