The best time to think about painting and weatherizing your commercial property is before problems show up. This is the best way to protect your property from damage. Once you notice peeling or chipping paint, or cracks in caulking, your property is already exposed to the elements.

In Arizona, fall and winter are great times to freshen up the paint job or weatherize your commercial property. Temperatures are a little cooler, but the monsoon season is over. This means less rain and fewer dust storms, which can interfere with exterior painting and weatherizing. For interior painting, the cooler temperatures make it much more comfortable to open windows or vent paint fumes without bringing in the stifling summer heat.

Painting can help make your commercial property look beautiful, but it can also help protect your investment. Protective paints and coatings act as a barrier to keep out moisture and protect your facility from the sun, wind, and dust.

Hopefully, you are thinking about weatherizing and painting your property before you start to see signs of distress. If you are already seeing some of the early warning signs of damage, however, you need to contact Ghaster Painting & Coatings, commercial painting services in Phoenix, AZ, to get expert help before problems get worse.

Here are some of the early warning signs that indicate you should not wait.

Early Warning Signs of Damage

Often, problems with your building’s exterior can show up first as problems inside. If you see any of these conditions, you need commercial painting services in Phoenix, AZ, to prevent further damage.

Water Stains and Bubbles or Blisters on Walls

When water seeps into your exterior wall and saturates cement blocks, bricks, and boards, you may notice discoloration on your interior walls. Water stains may show up along with peeling paint or warping.

Excess heat coming through your walls may also show up as bubbles or blisters in your wall’s coating.

Changes to Commercial Flooring

Water seeks the lowest level. Once it gets inside your building, it can run down the inside of your walls and show up first in your commercial flooring. If you notice warped floors or loose tiles, it may be an indication of excess moisture or leaks.

Damp Areas

When moisture sits unattended, it creates damp, moist environments that can cause structural damage. Damp and wet areas are breeding grounds for bacteria, dust mites, mold, and mildew. Even if you cannot see mold or mildew, damp areas or spots on the walls are early warning signs that you have problems.

Left unchecked, mold and mildew can lead to serious problems. There have been cases where mold is so prevalent that it caused major structural building problems that led to expensive repairs. There are also health problems that mold can cause, from respiratory problems to headaches. Toxic mold produces mycotoxins, which have been linked to more serious health issues.

If You Need Painting or Weatherization, Now Is a Good Time

Problems do not get better with age. If you see any of these warning signs, contact Ghaster Painting & Coatings to get an expert assessment. Whether you need commercial painting services in Phoenix, AZ, commercial painting in Scottsdale, or anywhere in Arizona, we can help weatherize and paint your commercial property with the appropriate protective paints and coatings.

Even if you have not seen problem areas pop up, now is a good time to give your property a facelift. Not only can we make your property look beautiful, but we can also help protect it from the elements with durable and long-lasting protection.

When you work with Ghaster Painting & Coatings, you get a team you can trust. We are a family-owned business that has been painting some of the biggest and tallest commercial and industrial facilities in Arizona and parts of the Southwest for more than 45 years. Our painting crews are licensed, bonded, insured, and drug tested, and have passed background checks. Everyone on our work crew has attained the OSHA 10 safety certification and gets extensive training before coming to your job site.

We stand behind our work with a signature three-year warranty that exceeds industry standards. Contact Ghaster Painting & Coatings to request a bid or call (602) 785-5034.

Author Kirsten Ghaster

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