Painting Your Home Periodically Keeps Other Problems Away
I try to keep up with things because it makes things less troublesome over the long term. When things around your house need to be fixed, it should be done as soon you notice the problem. That keeps you from needing to pay more money later to fix more issues that come about due to ignoring the initial smaller thing that caused them. So, when our house needed painting, I should have called a painter in Bergen County NJ right away. The only reason I did not is because my husband promised to paint the house.
Unlike me, my husband procrastinates around the house. He is a wonderful father and husband. He has a great work ethic around his office. But his home is his sanctuary and he likes to think of it as a place to relax and do little. Which I understand. He does get some things done, and when he promised to paint our house exterior, I told him it would be fine to let it go for a few months at most. After all, is a big job to do all by yourself.
When months turned into years, and I continued to remind him to do it, I realized that I needed to take things into my own hands. I saw that the wood that meets the underside on our roof was rotting because the paint had chipped away and water moved in over the years. I also noticed that the wood trim around many of our windows and in other places was swollen and cracked due to water damage. This meant that we would need to spend more money getting these things repaired. Only after that was completed could we then paint. And that is when I told my husband he was off the hook because someone else would be coming to do it.