Your home should be your place of solace. You want it to look inviting, not only for yourself, but your friends, family and neighbors.
Schwaller’s is there for all your residential exterior painting and staining needs.
Named best of Sheboygan County for five consecutive years, Schwaller’s Painting and Staining services all of Eastern Wisconsin. Offering residential and commercial interior and exterior services from Door County to Mequon, they have continued to be recognized for their phenomenal work.
“For most people, their homes are their largest investment. Typically they’ll have more money invested in their house then they would have in a savings or retirement account,” Brian Schwaller said. “The most important thing is to maintain your investment.”
The paint job is the beautification process, but it’s only the top coat. “The top coat makes it look nice, but what’s more important is all the prep work that we do. Not only does it look good, but it’s protected,” Schwaller explained. “If there’s a hole in the siding from a woodpecker, or a rotted board, we come fill it and caulk it in. Now the rain isn’t coming into your house creating mold in the insulation, and the wood isn’t rotting. It’s important to do proper air and water sealing as part of the prepping process.”
With their residential exterior painting and staining, looking good is just part of it. Keeping on top of your home’s maintenance needs will ensure it is properly sealed from the elements. Without the upkeep, you will end up spending five times more down the line when something needs to be fully replaced or gutted.
By protecting your house, you are protecting your assets. “You’re taking care of the thing that takes care of you. If you’re in a bad storm and you’re in your house, your house will protect you. Your house will protect you from the freezing cold, the snow, the rain—all of the elements,” Schwaller said. “If you don’t take care of your house, then it won’t be able to protect you.”
Your house appreciates in value over time. If you are looking to put your home on the market, investing in a new painting/staining job is a great, inexpensive way to up your curb appeal. If you want top dollar for your home, you need it to be in top shape. Schwaller’s is there to help.
It is important to pay the money for a good painter. “I’ve seen jobs where people have caulked where they shouldn’t have because they don’t know any better. If you hire the wrong painter then 5 or 10 years from now you can have some serious issues,” Schwaller said.
When thinking about your home’s upkeep, generally a semi-transparent stain should last two to five years, and a solid color stain should last around eight years. If you have had a properly prepped and painted exterior, that should last for 10 or more years.
These are just general guidelines. Outside factors such as sun exposure or dampness can lessen these time frames, so it is important to stay on top of everything. It is exponentially cheaper to maintain what is there over replacing and repairing damage.
Residential exterior painting and staining services that Schwaller provides include:
• exterior house painting and staining;
• deck refinishing and staining;
• porch and fence painting;
• pressure washing and cleaning;
• metal roofs and aluminum siding;
• cedar siding and log homes;
• door and window painting;
• brick, masonry and stucco painting;
• barn painting;
• concrete sealing;
• window and door caulking;
• new construction and remodeling.
Contact Schwaller’s Painting and Staining for a free estimate at (920) 876-4020 or www.schwallerspainting.com.
Schwaller’s Painting and Staining is part of the Sheboygan Sun’s Preferred Business Sponsor program.
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