Chimneys always seem to be problematic on buildings, especially condominiums. Chimneys intersect with the roof and can be a frequent source of water infiltration. We rarely encounter a chimney system that was properly installed by the builder. The key is to have a proper water barrier by the use of paper, such as Tyvek, felt paper, ice guard, etc., beneath the siding and trim. Without this, the caulk joints are the only barrier and eventually would lead to interior water damage. We often see instances where other contractors have replaced bad siding, but fail to go that extra necessary step. This step is to remove the trim, as well, so that a proper moisture barrier paper can be installed as to make sure that the corners are wrapped. Everything may look great at the surface but it is what you don’t see that may be the most important element to the project for longevity.
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Spring/Summer Tip….. When starting up your irrigation system be sure to take the time to re-direct water away from coming in contact with your home or building exterior surfaces. Constant moisture on exterior surfaces help to cause premature paint failure, mold and algae to grow and if your water source is from a well, you run the risk of rust stains. Additionally, be sure to cut back landscape foliage, including shrubs, trees and bushes from coming in contact with your home or building. Doing these two simple items can add years to your exterior surface and help to provide additional time between paint jobs. It's more cost effective to re-direct water sources and cut back landscape than to replace rotted wood, tuck point brick/block and repaint.
Please note: we have found that some cleaning services have the tendency to use cleaners with a high concentration of bleach and other chlorinated cleaners. These can cause a very noticeable discoloration in the appearance of the paint film.
I know what you're thinking. I've been there a hundred times before. You're thinking, There's just no way I can get this old, beat-up wall to look like it's a new and fashionable again.
Don't worry! MasterCraft has techniques to prove what amazing wall transformations are possible time and again. With these four simple steps, you can create a fresh, revitalized look to wash away the dirt, and smugges from the dreariest walls around!
Most coating manufacturers recommend a light soap solution, composed as follows: * 1 gallon warm clean water * ½ - 1 teaspoon mild dishwashing liquid soap (no beach added) * Soft, clean non-abrasive sponge * Clean in a gentle circular motion, avoiding burnishing pressure
We're here to help you with your painting needs. We match colors and create stunning design themes. We help fashion new color schemes to change the way you feel in an old space. Together, we'll materialize the visions you have for your facility. No need to wait or wonder if it'll turn out okay. With MasterCraft, we've got you completely covered!
We've been in town for over 20 years, so rest assured that our staff has the experience and helpfulness you are looking for. We are happy to assist you with any of your interior or exterior painting needs.