Ah, monsoon season. While it gives us a break from the heat, it can also bring intense downpours, wind storms, and haboobs. If your building is not protected, monsoon season can do significant damage.
In 2021, there were 23 days with measurable monsoon rainfall. Rain, winds, and haboobs caused tens of millions of dollars in damage and led several counties to be declared federal disaster areas.
You can mitigate potential damage to your properties by ensuring they are weatherized by an experienced commercial painting company in Phoenix, such as Ghaster Painting & Coatings. Here are a few questions we commonly hear about commercial painting in Phoenix and monsoons.
When Is Monsoon Season?
According to the National Weather Service, monsoon season officially runs from June 15th through September 30th, but those are only rough guidelines. Storms can occur earlier or later, and there may be long stretches during the official monsoon season when there are no storms.
How Does Commercial Painting Help Protect Properties During Monsoon Season?
When rain and moisture get underneath paint and inside walls or penetrate concrete or masonry, they can do significant damage. Even small cracks and chipping or peeling paint can let moisture in. Small leaks left unattended can turn into big problems that cause expensive structural damage.
Commercial painting provides a protective coating that helps weatherproof your building. The right products can keep the rain and moisture out to ensure the intensive monsoon rains stay outside.
You should work with an experienced commercial painting company in Phoenix because buildings typically have different types of surfaces, and each type requires different coatings and finishes. The wrong coatings and finishes may not provide the protection you need.
A thorough paint job can also prevent dust, allergens, and other pollutants from entering your building during haboobs. This is important since all of these can cause respiratory problems for tenants and employees and can require significant clean-up.
Can You Paint During Monsoon Season?
It is not a good idea to paint wet or damp surfaces because coatings will not adhere to them properly. However, modern paint and coating products dry quickly. So as long as we monitor the weather forecast, it is possible to perform commercial painting in Phoenix at any time of year.
With more than 45 years as a commercial painting company in Phoenix, Ghaster Painting & Coatings knows how to work through monsoon season, do it safely, and make sure you get a high-quality, durable finish.
How Will Painting Protect My Property from a Monsoon?
Monsoons expose your properties to rain, lightning, hail, high winds, and dust from haboobs. You need to ensure your buildings are protected by repairing any damage before monsoon season starts and applying protective paints and coatings that waterproof your building.
You may also want to weatherize your buildings by making sure windows are caulked and roofs are sealed to avoid water leaks.
Avoid the Low Bid Option
Often, when you get a low bid from a commercial painting contractor, it is because the company is cutting corners that could jeopardize your project.
Looking for the highest quality at the lowest price is to be expected. Everyone wants a good deal. However, when you accept a low bid for an industrial or commercial painting project, it could cost you more in the long run. Learn how to avoid a low bid nightmare here.
How Do I Choose a Painter for My Commercial Building?
Choosing a commercial painting company in Phoenix is an important decision. Besides monsoon conditions, high heat and intense sun can take a toll on buildings. You need to work with experienced painters who are familiar with our unique weather conditions and know which products work best.
When choosing a commercial painter, here are some of the steps you should take:
- References: Work with a company that has completed thousands of commercial painting jobs.
- Training: Only work with contractors that are fully trained on OSHA safety and best practices.
- Full team members: Avoid companies that subcontract painting and coating or use daily hires.
- Background checks: Painting crews should be background checked, drug tested, and carry DPS Level 1 fingerprint cards.
- Licensing and insurance: Contractors should be licensed by the Arizona Registrar of Contractors and carry the proper insurance.
- Warranty: You want to make sure the contractor you choose will stand behind their work.
- Materials list: Before committing to any commercial painting in Phoenix, request that the materials list be included in your agreement. Some companies use low-quality products to save money, which can compromise the durability of your job.
When you choose Ghaster Painting & Coatings, you get a team of vetted and trained professionals with extensive commercial painting experience. We use high-quality products that will stand up to intense heat and sun as well as monsoon conditions to keep your facilities looking beautiful.
At Ghaster, we provide a seamless, hassle-free experience from start to finish. We have successfully painted thousands of commercial and industrial buildings across Arizona under some of the most challenging and harshest conditions.
Protect your commercial properties during monsoon season. Contact us to request an estimate.