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Home Exterior Spring Maintenance Tips

Winter has waned and Spring is almost here, which means it’s the perfect time to take care of annual home maintenance and give your home a complete inspection from top to bottom and inside and out. Naples, Florida-based FCI painting has been helping homeowners keep their homes in top condition for two decades and knows what elements of the home need regular maintenance and annual inspection, so consider these tips while considering your home’s springtime to-dos as rainy weather and hurricane season are just around the corner.

The Roof

From the inside, check the entire attic area for any signs of mold, which might be obvious, but could also be more subtle and only distinguished by light stain-like blotches on the ceiling and walls. While in the attic also check any insulation, make sure all vents are clear, and keep an eye out for any signs of insect or animal habitation.

You can use binoculars for a detailed inspection of your roof, which should seek out any signs of trouble. Generally indicated by loose, mis-angled, cracked or missing shingles/roof tiling. Also look out for mold and algae growth, which is not only unsightly, but can slowly damage the underlying roofing materials. If you see any damage, or are concerned about algae and mold growth, FCI painting can fix minor damages with a roof maintenance coating designed for the southwest Florida climate, and offers a minimally invasive, eco-friendly soft washing system that treats and removes the build up of mold and mildew, as well as dirt, dust, grime and other contaminants.

Gutter Maintenance and Cleaning

Your home’s gutter system should be cleaned and inspected every year to ensure that it keeps rainwater flowing away from your home. If left unchecked, clogged gutters can cause thousands of dollars in damage to your home by allowing water to enter the foundation or to seep below the roofline.

Exterior Walls and Trim

No matter what the material of your exterior walls, check them all for any signs of trouble. Whether in the paint or on the surfaces themselves, openings or cracks, chips or peeling can allow intrusion by damaging water or pests. Consider touch-up painting to protect any exposed surfaces, and follow up with Pressure wash cleaning, one of the easiest and cost-effective means of giving your home a completely renewed look.

Check Windows and Doors

Check all caulking and weather stripping around all doors and windows and replace and repair as needed to maintain climate control efficiency and prevent water intrusion. Also check all your screens for holes and tears, and repair or replace as needed to keep the bugs out. If dirty, screens can be cleaned with a mild detergent and gentle spray from the hose, and then air dried on the driveway or other surface. Never power wash screens as the pressure can damage the mesh.


Examine your home’s entire foundation for any masonry cracks, which should be sealed with a two-part epoxy injection system that bonds chemically and is much more efficient than routine caulking.


Check first for dampness, which indicates higher than normal relative humidity and suggests possible water ingress, inadequate ventilation, and perhaps the need for a dehumidifier. Look for cracks in concrete walls or masonry, which might be allowing water in. Inspect all exposed wood for signs of insects and wood boring. If you see the latter, call your pest control company immediately.

Or Let FCI Painting Tackle Your Home’s Spring Maintenance To-Dos

As a fully licensed and insured contractor with more than 20 years of residential painting and home maintenance experience, FCI Painting has successfully helped thousands of Naples and surrounding southwest Florida residents inspect and maintain their homes with services covering the roof to the basement. We provide detailed attention to all of our home inspection and maintenance projects, whether inside or out. To learn more about how FCI Painting can help you maintain your home this spring, contact us today, or give us a call at (239) 435-1001.

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The entire process from start to finish was professional. They did a great job and left everything clean. Ryan wouldn’t leave until everything was perfect. The entire team was so responsive. I would recommend FCI to anyone. I would give them 6 stars if I could.

Bruce G

Reasonably Priced & Very Detailed

We have a three unit, two story condo building that needed an exterior painting job we awarded to FCI Painting. Their proposal was reasonably priced and very detailed. Richard Foden’s came to estimate the job and took the time to explain the process, answer questions and provide recommendations (that help us in our process). We received four proposals and FCI’s stood out making our decision straight forward. FCI crew was professional and the foreman ‘Eduardo’ exceptional. On a daily basis’s he communicated what to expect, what they would be achieving and the crews next steps. Crew was courteous and cleaned up the grounds every evening. We highly recommend FCI Painting company. Thanks

Leo G

Incredible Service

I honestly cannot recommend this company enough. I was attempting to find painters in Naples while I was still in Canada. Richard and his team were so helpful in the process, going above and beyond what I could have ever imagined. They were thorough, professional, and one of the best prices I found in the area. Incredible service.

Jeremy S

Definitely Use Them Again

Richard and his team were great to work with. They were polite, cleaned up and did an awesome job! I have already recommended them to people and would definitely use them again.

Helen R

Ahead of schedule

Very professional, prompt… even ahead of schedule. I will always use them from now on.

Brittany K

Can’t Recommend FCI Painting enough

I can’t recommend FCI Painting enough! Owner Richard Foden runs one of the finest painting companies I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with. When my business moved into our new office, we started researching painters in Naples, FL and FCI came highly recommended. The commercial painters that Richard works with are prompt, thorough and professional. After working with them in a business setting, I’ll be certain to give Richard a call next time I’m in need of house painters as well.

Martin V

Professional & Friendly

Had my condo painted by FCI Painting and they did an outstanding job! They were professional and friendly.

Eileen F

Competitive & Fair

FCI Painting did an outstanding job for us and we are more than pleased with the results. We found the pricing to be competitive and fair. Our painter, Chris, was an expert craftsman, patched several areas of drywall that needed attention and helped us work through a problem we had with one of the colors we chose. We would definitely recommend FCI painting for anyone looking for a quality job at a fair price.

Donna C

Way Above Expectation

Big thanks to FCI, I had them paint my house inside and out and they did a fantastic job, way above my expectations, there employees were punctual and polite, and the work was completed 2 days before the scheduled completion date. Would not hesitate to recommend A++++++++++

Neil S

Highly Suggest Their Work

FCI Painting did a fantastic job on my driveway. They were swift, neat, and very sharp eye on quality. I would highly suggest there work and I would call them again.

Tom D

Pleasure to Deal With

FCI did a great job painting our home! Job was done on time & on budget, no surprises! Rich was a pleasure to deal with & was very prompt when responding to a question or request. Chris, our painter, was on-time each day, always prepared, cleaned up every afternoon, worked at a good pace & super friendly. Would definitely use them again & recommend them highly!

Christine C

Always an Outstanding Job

My family has used FCI in our homes and businesses. They have always done an outstanding job, neat and clean and Richard is wonderful accommodating owner to work with. I would highly recommend this company to anyone.

Valerie G

Great Company, Great Results

Great Company, Great Results! We use FCI whenever we can!


Easy to Deal With

Pleasant and easy to deal with. Did exactly what they said they would, when they said they would do it. Would highly recommend.

Christopher G

Beautiful Work

Beautiful work and very friendly respectful employees. Couldn’t be happier.

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