Experienced St. Charles Missouri contractor, HBP Painting, knows full well that painting the exterior of any home will make it stand out from those around it. They also tell their customers that exterior painting does much more than just that. It offers many other benefits that should not be overlooked when it comes time for them to decide whether or not to paint the outside of their home.
Company owner, Cody Hartrum, weighed in on the matter by saying, “We have been in the residential painting business for a long time now, so we have learned a thing or two about this important home maintenance task along the way. It’s a painting service that our veteran crews love to do because at the end of the day they can step back and admire the work they have done and how good the exterior of that home now looks. They also realize that the new coat of paint they just applied to the outside that home will benefit it in many other ways too.”
Cody went on to say that periodic residential exterior painting will also add a layer of protection to the siding material on a home. He says that this is especially important for homes with wood siding. This is because it slows down the natural aging process that all wood surfaces experience. That often consists of such things as excessive cracking and premature decay. A fresh coat of paint also helps wood siding repel potentially damaging moisture better. He said exterior painting even helps protect homes that have other siding materials on them besides wood. The company owner gave as an example that it helps prevent vinyl siding from fading and become excessively dry and warping.
According to Mr. Hartrum, exterior home painting will also help discourage insects from eating or making their home in siding. This is especially true in the case of termites. He mentioned that these pesky insects have a voracious appetite for wood and can cause an extensive amount of damage in a short time if steps such as painting have not been taken to dissuade them from getting into a layer of siding. The company owner said that boring insects such as some bees can be discouraged from making a nest in a particular home by a freshly applied protective coat of paint. He added that residential exterior painting often increases the value of any home value and raises the chances of a home selling for those that have it on the market.
Cody also emphasized the importance of meticulous prep work before starting to paint the exterior of any home. It’s something that his painting crews take very seriously because they know if it’s not done right the job will not turn out looking as good as it should and that fresh coat of exterior paint will not last as long. He says that his crews take the necessary time to remove any loose paint that is present and to smooth any rough areas that will take away from the looks of the finished project. There are even times where they will recommend to the owner to replace areas of siding that are starting to rot or have become unsightly due to excessive cracking. He says the very first thing that he stresses to new painters that join his crews is the importance of proper prep work before a drop of paint hits a home’s siding, windows, or trim work.
In addition to residential exterior painting, Hartrum reminded that his company also offers interior painting, faux finishes, cabinet painting, and deck staining services. He added that they are also one of the most highly recommended commercial painting contractors in their area. They service a wide number of locations around St. Louis, Missouri and that list includes such places as Chesterfield, Cottleville, Lake St. Louis, O'Fallon, St. Peters, Weldon Spring, Wentzville, and Wildwood. The owner went on to say that they offer completely free inspections and estimates. And that all of their painting work is satisfaction guaranteed. He added that those who contract painting services with them should expect nothing but quality workmanship, the use of the best paint products available, and outstanding customer service.
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The Hartrum family has been in the painting business for five generations and over 30 years. Richard Hartrum, who followed his forefathers in the painting business, founded Hartrum Bros. Painting in 1983.
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