Platinum Pro Painters – Calgary, the Area’s Leading Painting Company, Weighs in on How Cold Weather Affects Exterior Paint

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Platinum Pro Painters – Calgary (http://www.PlatinumProPaintersCalgary.com), the leading painting/renovating company serving the Calgary, Okotoks, Airdrie, Chestermere, and surrounding areas, is weighing in on the prolonged harsh winter and how the cold weather negatively affects a property’s exterior paint.

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Platinum Pro Painters – Calgary, the Area’s Leading Painting Company, Weighs in on How Cold Weather Affects Exterior Paint

Calgarians looking for warmer weather may have to wait. Even though spring is just around the corner, the start to spring will be gradual at best.

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Platinum Pro Painters – Calgary (http://www.PlatinumProPaintersCalgary.com), the leading painting/renovating company serving the Calgary, Okotoks, Airdrie, Chestermere, and surrounding areas, is weighing in on the prolonged harsh winter and how the cold weather negatively affects a property’s exterior paint.

“Calgarians looking for warmer weather may have to wait. Even though spring is just around the corner, the start to spring will be gradual at best,” says Chris White, owner of Platinum Pro Painters – Calgary. “According to The Weather Network, the harsh winter conditions will linger for a number of weeks, and consistently nicer spring weather isn’t expected to settle in until April.” (Source: “Canada's 2014 Spring Outlook,” The Weather Network web site, March 4, 2014; http://www.theweathernetwork.com/outlook.)

While Albertans have been able to retreat inside from the frigid winter conditions, White notes, a property’s exterior paint isn’t so lucky; the brutal winter weather, coupled with the freeze thaw of chinook winds, means expansion and contraction of moisture. Exterior paint that isn’t cracked, chipped, or peeling forms a barrier against moisture that counters the impact of the freeze thaw cycle, but exterior paint that is damaged permits winter moisture (cold rain, ice, snow) to get in between the paint and the home; this can lead to increased water damage as winter gives way to spring.

White explains that extreme, rapid temperature fluctuations, like the ones common in the Calgary area, can cause the paint to peel and flake off the exterior of a home or commercial building, especially with the lower-quality paints used by inexperienced painting companies. On top of that, cold weather can even dull or change the colour of low-budget exterior paint; dark colours can look frosted, or even turn white.

“One of the best ways to combat the damaging effects of winter on exterior paint is to hire a professional painting company with a proven track record of both beautifying and protecting the exterior of a home. Not only is a professional exterior paint job essential for curb appeal, it is also the home’s first line of defence against the elements,” White concludes. “The experienced team at Platinum Pro Painters – Calgary not only know what the best paint to use is, but they also know the correct materials to use for different surfaces. We will evaluate different exterior painting methods and apply the one that’s best for the job required.”

Platinum Pro Painters – Calgary is the premier painting/renovating company serving the Calgary, Okotoks, Airdrie, Chestermere, and surrounding areas. With more than 60 years of industry experience, Platinum Pro Painters – Calgary offers its clients a full range of professional residential and commercial services, including exterior and interior painting. Platinum Pro Painters also provides a host of other services, such as driveway sealing, pressure washing, graffiti removal, and vinyl and aluminium siding painting. Some of the areas served by Platinum Pro Painters – Calgary include Airdrie, Crossfield, Okotoks, Priddis, Strathmore, High River, Nanton, and Bragg Creek. To learn more about Platinum Pro Painters – Calgary, visit the company’s web site at http://platinumpropainterscalgary.com or call toll-free 1-855-847-2468 (PAINT).

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