Living in a coastal town has its benefits – proximity to the ocean, cool breezes and panoramic views of the water. However, it is not without its drawbacks as the salt in the moist air ocean can take a toll on the exterior of your home, causing it to deteriorate 5 to 10 times faster than it normally would. Palmetto Ceramic Coatings, South Carolina’s trusted painting contractors and the only ones qualified to install Rhino Shield® in the area, look at these effects along with how you can best maintain your home’s exterior and protect it against salt damage.
The Effects of Saltwater and Air On Your Home’s Exterior
- Extensive Moisture Build-Up – Humidity combined with the oceanside can lead to faster moisture build-up, which in turn, makes the growth of mold and mildew more likely. Once this growth starts to spread, it can eat away at your paint and ruin curb appeal. Our power washing services can help remedy this problem.
- Sand Exposure – If your house is quite close to the beach, then it is highly susceptible to damage from wind and sand, leaving a scratchy effect on the walls and wearing down your paint. That’s why, as professional exterior painters, we install Rhino Shield, an elastomeric ceramic exterior wall coating system that is superior to traditional paint for greater protection against wind and sand exposure.
- Saltwater – Constant exposure to saltwater will cause your home’s exterior paint to fade, peel and chip. Sea-spray can occur at any time – this is when saltwater from the ocean is carried by the wind to your home’s exterior, and the salt eventually settles on the walls and other surfaces. Over time, these minute salt crystals settle under the paint surfaces and eventually cause the paint to slowly chip off, particularly near corners, ridges, ledges and windowsills.
If you’re an owner of a coastal home, Palmetto Ceramic Coatings has got you fully covered with our lineup of professional services. We are the company to call when you need painters for outside of the house. Get started with a FREE estimate today by calling (843) 284-9398 or by filling out our contact form. We serve clients in Myrtle Beach, SC, or any of the surrounding areas.