Every year, here in Indianapolis, we have extreme temperatures and seasons. We go from flip-flops and swim trunks to many…many layers of clothing. These temperatures and seasons can affect many things. They can ruin your mood, our roads, our suntans, and they can ruin your home. Your home is a box. That box is covered in multiple materials. Some of those materials can be brick, vinyl, aluminum, and almost always wood.

  • Wood is the concern.
  • Wood is fickle.
  • Wood is weak.
  • Wood is strong.
  • Most importantly, wood is very needy.
  • Wood needs care.

Icicles hanging on wood, along with extreme heat, causes wood to expand and contract. If wood is not babied, it will be destroyed.

It is very important that the materials on your home are protected. Wood can be protected in two ways. First, it is important to keep the faces of wood covered. What that means is that the areas that are exposed to weather (outer-facing areas) have a protective layer of paint on them. This will keep wood from infiltrating the outside of the wood. Secondly, and perhaps most importantly, is that the joints and cracks of wood MUST be caulked. Cracks and joints that are un-caulked will allow water to get in and behind the boards. What happens next is not good. Next, the wood rots from the inside. As this happens, whatever is behind the wood (insulation, plywood, drywall, etc.) can begin to deteriorate as well. This can lead to structural damage, mold, or water in your home.

So, what paint and caulk should be used? As for paint, any premium coating will work. I have my favorites, and you are welcome to ask me my preferences, but that is not important to this post. How good the paint is will determine how often you should re-apply the coating. As for caulk, it is necessary to use an elastomeric caulk. Elastomeric caulks expand further than normal latex caulks. This is important with the expansion and contraction of the wood due to heat and cold.

So, in summary, to keep water spots off your ceilings, it is imperative to keep the outside of your home protected. If you already have a water spot on your ceiling, call us and we will block the stain, and cover up the issue to make your ceilings look great.

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HEART, INTEGRITY, AND SERVICE SINCE 2008

The Indianapolis painters here at Elite Pro Painting are focused on making sure that you receive services that are above and beyond what you would expect from a painting company. We start by providing a free estimate on our services and have experienced painters who are very helpful and clean up their job site each day before they leave. You will also receive service that is honest, forthright, and ethical from our small family owned and operated business. Whether you need help with interior painting, exterior painting, or commercial painting, we are able to provide you with thoughtful services. Elite Pro Painting are Indianapolis painters that are not only professional, we go the extra mile to make sure that you have a great experience. If you need Indianapolis painters, you have come to the right place. We are a family – owned painting contractor that services the Indianapolis area.

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