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Outdoor Home Improvements to Consider for This Fall Season

With cooler temperatures and the winding down of the year, the fall season in the Naples, Florida area is the perfect time to take care of various outdoor home improvement and maintenance projects. Not only do such projects help beautify your home, but in many cases, help maintain and enhance your home’s value.

Whether annual maintenance or new upgrades and additions, FCI Painting is a fully licensed and insured contractor with highly skilled personal who are able to quickly and efficiently address many outdoor projects that may be on your to-do or wish lists. Here, then, are some key outdoor projects that you may want to consider this fall, whether you do it yourself or bring in the experts from FCI Painting:

Pressure Wash The Exterior

Pressure wash cleaning is perhaps one of the easiest and cost-effective means of giving your home a renewed look. And the longer it’s been since a fresh coat of paint or pressure washing, the more effective this treatment is in both beatifying and enhancing the value of your home. While this can certainly be a do-it-yourself project if you have the right equipment, professionals will ensure correct pressure flows and negate concerns about water intrusion behind siding or under shingles.

Soft Washing The Roof

Roofs in southwest Florida are especially subject to mold and algae growth due to our humid climate. Not only can this growth quickly make our roofs look much older than they actually are, but that mold and algae is slowly causing damage, no matter what the roofing material. Because the high pressure flows of regular power washing can potentially damage roofing material and its underlying support, FCI Painting relies on 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. As with exterior pressure washing, a soft wash will make your roof like like new.

Other Roof Maintenance

And, after you get your roof soft washed, our team of experts can give your roof a full inspection for damages caused by weathering, corrosion, or age. In most cases, we can fix minor damages with a roof maintenance coating specifically designed for the Florida climate. For totally wether-worn roofs, FCI Painting offers complete roof painting, which can add years to your roof and also increase your home’s value.

Gutter Cleaning and Maintenance

The proper functioning of your home’s gutter system is crucial to maintaining the value of your home. Water ingress in the foundation or seepage below the roof line due to clogged gutters can cause thousands of dollars in damage to your home if left unchecked. Gutter cleaning and inspection should be tops on your list for annual outdoor home maintenance.

Touch-Up Painting

Fall is the perfect time to add a dash of fresh paint to any areas around your home’s exterior in need of a touch up. Whether trim work, the weather-side of your home, or the deck, the fall is the perfect time to take care of smaller paint jobs. Touching up the weathered side of your home, as well as any compromised trim work, will better help protect those surfaces from further damage from the elements. A freshly painted deck makes it look like new. And, for an easy project that will make your home stand out and enhance value, consider painting the front door. You will truly be amazed by the difference a freshly painted door looks like from the curb.

With more than 20 years of residential painting experience, FCI Painting has successfully helped thousands of Fort Myers and surrounding southwest Florida residents spruce up their home exteriors during the fall season. We provide detailed attention to all of our home improvement projects, and provide a thorough clean-up, all of which comes guaranteed. To learn more about how FCI Painting can refresh the exterior of your home this autumn, 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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