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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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