If you need your home’s exterior painted, you’ll want to choose the best time of year. For most of the country this means painting during the Spring, Summer or Fall, but if you live in most Florida locations, then Winter is also a great time to painting your house. Here are some reasons painting Tampa house exteriors during the winter is a great idea.
In Tampa, the early Winter temperatures are relatively moderate. With nighttime temperatures, around 50 or 60 degrees, you don’t have to worry about damaging the paint. When there is a frost, it’s usually predictable, so you know not to paint during that time.
The moderate temperatures also mean it’s easier to work on painting your home if you decide to do the work yourself. The hot Summers and rainy Autumns in Tampa can make it difficult to get the work done.
Avoiding Weather Problems
Besides the possibility of an early frost, there aren’t many other weather incidents that occur in the winter. With Hurricane season taking up most of the Summer and Autumn months and rain becoming an issue starting in the Spring, Winter is the ideal season for painting the exterior of your home.
That being said, it’s better to paint your home during the early months of Winter in order to avoid the inevitable drop in temperature. If you are doing the painting yourself this means trying to get the painting done in early January.
If you plan to hire someone to paint your home, winter is the ideal time, since many other people won’t be considering this home improvement. This means you may be able to find a contractor willing to paint your house quickly.
While you may not get a reduction in price, you’ll be more likely to find the best person to do the job without worrying about them being tied up on other projects. Unfortunately, there are others who get their homes painted in the winter, so you still need to make sure you hire your contractor early to ensure they’re available when you need them.
As you can see, there are many reasons to consider painting Tampa home exteriors in the winter. Whether you do it yourself or hire a contractor, you’ll find the cooler months to be an ideal time to do many of your outdoor home improvement projects.