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Our previous blog article in our series on Everything You Need To Know About The Siding Of Your Home, focused on the importance of replacing or re-staining the siding on your home. More than simply improving your home’s curb appeal, we saw that siding improves your home’s insulation and protects it from adverse weather conditions. It goes without saying that your home’s siding plays a significant role in influencing your home’s architectural style.  This article will dig a little bit deeper on the kinds of siding materials you should use and breaks down the benefits and weaknesses of each. So sit back, buckle up and relax as we cruise you through a sea of information on your home’s siding.

Types of House Siding:

  1. Wood

Wood siding has been used for centuries. Most people not only like it for its beauty, but also for the natural look that it brings to their homes. The naturally changing tones and colors of wood make a home feel inviting. Wood siding can be from different tree species such as cedar, redwood, fir, pine, and spruce. An advantage of wood siding is that it can easily be stained.

Other than stain color and species, you can further tailor your home’s overall look by selecting a profile that is most applicable to you. Some of the most popular profiles for wood are board and batten, shakes or shingles, bevel or clapboards, and engineered wood like vertical boards and wooden sheet siding. The cheapest option is clapboard while the most expensive option is shingles due to its classic look.

Pros

If damaged, you can replace wood siding in small quantities. Other types of siding need sides and whole panel replacement in case of damage.

Without a doubt, wood siding is the ‘greenest’ siding on the market.

With wood siding, there is infinite customizability; there are no boundaries to the types of stains that can be applied on wood.

The insulation R-value of wood siding is higher compared to other types of siding, meaning it is more energy efficient.

It is easier and faster to install.

Cons

Although wood siding has infinite customizability, maintenance is a must; there are no shortcuts.

Wood can easily be damaged by water or wood eating insects such as termites.

Maintenance cost always add up: staining is required every 3-4 years, and repainting is needed every 5-6 years.

It’s not suitable in dry areas since it isn’t fire resistant.

 

  1. Fiber Cement

Fiber cement is one of the most popular siding options because of its low maintenance and resistance to insects. It is a mixture of cement, sand, and fibers. Australia’s James Hardie is the most popular brand. Many homeowners prefer fiber cement because it is a low-cost wood alternative that is durable.

Pros

Fiber cement has a look and feel of wood, and it is not susceptible to wood insects.

Fiber cement has a class 1A fire rating, meaning it is fire resistant.

People who live in coastal areas don’t have to worry about salty air damaging their siding. It also isn’t prone to decay or rot.

Has a 15-year guarantee of not chipping nor fading. Its maintenance is easy.

Has numerous color options due to its varied texture and finish.

Cons

Although not as frequent as wood, it requires repainting every 13-15 years.

Self-installation can be challenging for one person due to its heavy weight, it requires special cutting tools and at least two people to install.

Although not frequent, there is some evidence of delamination of the material.

 

  1. Vinyl Siding

Vinyl siding is the most popular boasting a 30% market share of new siding installations. Most homeowners like it because of its color options, low cost, and durability. Like wood siding, vinyl has numerous profiles which include: shingles, shakes, vertical and horizontal panel, board and batten, scallops or fish scale, and dutch lap.  

Pros

It is very durable. After installation, vinyl siding warranty is for 30-40 years.

Vinyl’s color options are endless.

Its versatility allows it to be textured like wood without worrying about termites or decay.

When upgrading your exterior siding, vinyl is most likely the cheapest option.

With an R-value of 2-5.5, insulated vinyl is energy efficient.

It is easy to clean.

There are numerous vinyl materials to choose from.

Cons

Extreme cold and heat may cause vinyl to warp and bend

It is water-resistant but not waterproof. Poor installation may lead to water seepage through the paneling creating molds and other unwanted issues.

You can’t repaint vinyl. The color you choose to paint your vinyl is permanent.

 

  1. Stucco Siding

Stucco siding is an exterior style that traces its roots to Spain. It is made up of cement, sand, and a lime mixture. Although it can be painted, it doesn’t hold well and will require frequent repainting. Stucco siding has two options: synthetic stucco and traditional stucco.

Pros

Requires minimal maintenance and can last 50-100 years.

Stucco siding is not affected by rot or insect problems.

Dries quickly due to its breathable materials.

Stucco enables you to achieve your desired results because it gives room for mixing of specific colors.

It is cheaper to repair considering you don’t have to replace entire panels.

Cons

Stucco easily cracks if a home’s foundation moves.

Dirt and weathering are more visible on stucco siding.

Areas that experience heavy rainfall aren’t suitable for stucco.

 

  1. Brick Siding

Brick siding is conducive mainly because it lasts forever. Many homeowners prefer it because of its elegant rustic look. Brick siding has two options: brick veneer and solid brick (brick masonry).

Pros

Bricks last a lifetime.

It is fire resistant.

Does not fade or decay; neither does it need repainting.

Has lower home insurance due to the fact that it is durable, termite proof, and is fire resistant.

Cons

It will take longer to install if you are doing so yourself.

Brick siding is expensive.

Color choice is permanent once you settle on a specific brick, there is no room for repainting.

Motor joints may need replacement since they deteriorate over time.

 

Now that you are an expert in the different types of siding options out there, are you ready to start a project of your own?  When you are ready, C.E.T. Painting would be happy to arrange a no cost, no obligation estimate at your home.  All estimates are done by Carlos taking advantage of his many years of experience and expertise.  Don’t hesitate to give us a call today (914) 615-1415. Our series on Everything You Need To Know About The Siding Of Your Home continues with our next blog post on a guide to selecting the perfect siding color.  You won’t want to miss it.

 

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Most homeowners focus on refurbishing old components of their homes such as doors, ceilings, windows, and decors but give little thought on the state of their home’s siding. The truth of the matter is that siding is as necessary as any other structural component. Sidings play a significant role in keeping your house in one piece. In fact, siding may be one of the most crucial elements of your home when it comes to maintaining the aesthetic value. So, should you paint or stain the existing siding on your house? If your asking yourself this question, the answer is probably yes. When you notice the siding fading or peeling off, it’s time to take action. To appreciate the important role of siding, let’s first take a look at some of the advantages of staining.

The Benefits of Staining the Siding on your Home

1) Giving Your Home a Fresh Look

Regardless of how old your home is, staining the siding gives it a refresh that makes it look brand new. Staining the siding of an older houses is the oldest and most effective trick to giving your home a flawless appearance. Replacing or re-staining breathes life into the exterior of your home.

2) Offering Protection from Harsh Weather Conditions

Refreshing your home’s finish with a new coat of paint offers it renewed protection against extreme weather conditions. Wood fibers are held together by lignin. Exposing lignin to too much sunlight breaks it down leaving grey surfaces that cannot maintain a finish. This leads to water penetrating through the wood, a factor that results in wood rot. Rotting shingles and boards have the potential of compromising the structure beneath. Re-staining or replacing your siding gives your home a renewed fight against extreme weather conditions that have the potential to damage your home.

3) Maintain Structural Integrity

As pointed out, mildew and mold that come as a result of water seepage through your home’s siding have the potential of wreaking havoc. Unprotected wood is susceptible to water damage. Water damage destroys woods and boards by making them soft. This leads to swelling and eventually, decaying. Re-staining your home’s siding prevents the structural damage of your home.

4) Extending your Home’s Lifetime

Sidings such as vinyl can last up to 55 years. Daily wear and tear can significantly reduce this lifespan. Painting not only helps keep your siding look it’s best, but it also extends its lifespan. This aspect enables you to save money in the long run.

5) Prevents Termite Damage

Staining and painting wards off wood-eating pests such as termites by sealing off exposed areas which are prone to damage. Stains are resistant to peeling and are easy to apply. They bring out the grain or texture of wood in a clear manner. Re-staining or replacing the siding of your home has a high return on your investment; especially if you are considering putting your house for sale. Even if selling is not for you, refreshing your home’s exterior can significantly boost your neighborhood’s charm.

As is evident, replacing or re-staining your home’s siding is of great importance. Siding re-staining plays a significant role in extending the durability of your home. C.E.T. Painting is keen to help you maintain and improve your home’s appearance. As such, this is the first in a series of blog articles on Everything You Need To Know About The Siding Of Your Home. The next article will focus on what type of siding material you should choose. If you are in the market to replace or re-stain the siding of your home, please do not hesitate to contact the professionals at C.E.T. Painting at (914) 615-1415.

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As sure as taxes, there will undoubtedly come a time when your old windows will need replacement. So, when is the right time to replace your windows or how do you know that your windows need replacement? Your windows may need replacement if they are leaking. Also, if you notice that your windows are foggy, difficult to open and close or have rotten sills and frames, it’s high time you consider replacing them.

Contemporary doors and windows are nothing new at C.E.T Painting; neither is modern architecture. C.E.T Painting is the number one firm which lets you choose your desired doors and windows based on your architectural style at an affordable price. Our unparalleled selection of doors and windows makes modern architecture easy to achieve. We have been a solid provider of customized windows since the trend began.

 

  • Our Product’s Diversity

Whether you own a French Eclectic, an International Modern, American Farmhouse, Cape Cod or Georgian style home, we have the right window combinations that blend perfectly with the materials used in building your home. We feature Andersen and American Craftsman windows. They include Specialty, Awning, Transom/Fixed/Picture, Casement, Single-Hung, Double-Hung, and Double-Hung Impact Windows. All of our products are labeled, rated and certified by NFRC (National Fenestration Rating Council).

The NFRC is a nonprofit organization that provides credible, fair and accurate performance ratings for doors and windows. Products we deal with meet the criteria set by the U.S Department of energy and the U.S Environmental Protection Agency on energy efficiency. The certification criteria are generally based on heat loss and heat gain of each product depending on the location of your home in the U.S. In short; we are pleased to offer safe and durable windows that have been tried and tested. This crucial aspect has won us the trust of hundreds of homeowners and real estate investors.

 

  • How Many Panes Are Best For My New Windows?

Many homeowners are unsure about the number of panes their glass windows should have. When they go shopping for windows, their main concern is the price. Purchasing windows based on their cheapness means you only get cheap windows with nothing else to offer.

When shopping for new windows for replacement, focus on the protection of your home as well as energy efficiency. Purchase windows based on the number of panes and the windows’ framing. Installing windows with 2-3 panes for every glass is the standard rule. 2-3 panes don’t allow air seepage; neither do they crack easily. They are also strong, a factor to consider if your home frequently faces tropical storms. If you genuinely value your peace of mind, especially when sleeping, 2-3 window panes are the best for your house for they effectively cancel exterior noise.

 

  • Benefits of Window Replacement

The benefits of window replacement are numerous. New windows make your home stand out. They make a “wow” impact that will instantly be noticed. They not only provide enjoyment and comfort to homeowners, but they also increase the security of your home. Homeowners who install new windows immediately note that they provide consistent temperatures in their homes. They are easy to maintain, and at the same time, they add curb appeal to your treasured homes.

Did you know that new windows yield up to a 72% return to your investments? Enhancing the aesthetic value of your home translates to an increase in your home’s property value; a factor that is highly beneficial to real estate dealers looking to close deals at a faster rate. New windows also go a long way in helping you save energy use in your home. Regardless of whether you live in below-freezing temperatures or high humidity areas, replacement windows are vital for your house when they are needed.  They make your home stand out among the rest. Let’s discuss some of the additional benefits:

 

  1. Offer UV protection to your home

Most people prefer lots of natural light in their home. However, excess ultraviolet rays can result in the fading of your home’s interior. The only way of protecting your home’s furnishings, walls, and floors is by choosing windows which provide added protection from ultraviolet rays. Such windows have Low-E insulating triple-pane and double-pane glass with argon.

  1. Noise Reduction

Outside noise can be reduced by installing windows that have a glass option of noise reduction. Such high-quality windows are offered by brands such as Andersen and the American Craftsman, all of which are available at C.E.T. Painting.

  1. Save Your Money

You may be wondering how installing new windows save your money. Well, look at it from this point of view; old-school windows are not well insulated. This means that you spend a lot in your indoor cooling and heating system to keep out extreme outdoor conditions. Installing new, well-insulated windows helps you cut the cost of running and maintaining your home’s air conditioner.

 

  • Westchester’s’ #1 Windows and Painting Contractor

 

C.E.T. Painting boasts of quick and reliable services to its clients in Westchester and its environs at an affordable price. We have completed numerous projects that have earned us confidence with our clients as well as an excellent reputation for high-quality work.  For inquiries on Andersen and American Craftsman windows, get in touch with our superb customer service team by sending us an email at cetpainting@yahoo.com or by calling us at (914) 615-1415.

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Research on color psychology proves that colors affect our moods. The colors we paint our homes’ interior conveys how the space around us feels. As such, we cannot afford to make the mistake of choosing the wrong paint colors for our homes. With C.E.T. Painting’s help, paint woes will be a thing of the past. We are here to make sure you paint your home with the vivid colors from your dreams; there is no room for errors leading to do-overs. Use our color ideas to create your style.

Entryway

The reason why we always remember the first time we did anything or met anyone is that first impressions lasts forever. Most people make assumptions based on first impressions. For this reason, we cannot afford to go wrong with our entryways. Besides foyer designs and furniture, entryway paint color speaks volume about the message we want to send. If you want entryways to feel like Caribbean oases, paint their walls with a jewel-toned color like jade-green. Consider adding potted plants to complete the look. Deep violet with pops of yellow is also ideal to small entryways. It evokes the feeling of summer flowers such as lilac.

Dining Room

People come together in dining rooms to enjoy meals during gatherings and dinner parties. Dining rooms give hosts a chance to showcase their signature styles. From traditional to modern dining rooms styles, neutral ‘earth tones’ like brown and beige always works out in these spaces. Indigo adds a moody depth to dining rooms. Dining room rose-colored walls alongside features like draped curtains and crystal chandeliers inspire romantic feelings. Hues of red and blue work as good for they set a welcoming tone in our dining rooms. Marigold is also ideal for bathrooms. To ensure vibrant yellow doesn’t overpower our space, use contrasting colors like blue or green and ensure that the moldings are white.

Bedrooms

Contemporary, luxurious, rich or calming? What style do you enjoy the most? Regardless of your style, creating the bedroom of your dreams can be as easy as selecting one of C.E.T. Painting’s color palettes. Painting shades of blue are not only soothing, but they also adds dreamy qualities to our bedrooms. Other perfect colors for our bedrooms include greens and purples. Try our saturated green. It feels fresh; more like foliage or the farmers’ market. Adding botanical prints to that effect always works wonders on your moods. Pale green bedroom walls have the perfect color palette that is bright, tranquil and airy enough to assist you zone out easily. Shades of purple tend to give us a royal feeling. There is no better place to feel regal than in our bedrooms.

Bathroom

To turn our bathrooms into the retreat of our dreams, we have to take a bold step and paint them with daring color palettes. Shades of blues, greens, reds, and yellows are perfect for our bathrooms. Whites and bathroom neutrals also bring spa-like features to our bathrooms. Bathrooms with sunny, citrus lemon paints with patterned curtains give you a perfect picture of utopia.

Living Room

The colors you choose for your living room should highlight the existing architecture of your home. Colors that enhance or add interest to rooms without architectural features include hues of reds, yellows, blues, greens, and oranges. Whites and neutrals such as grey are perfect. They give the impression that a room is enlarged. To create an atmosphere that is more relaxing, paint your living room in bright green. It captures the light. Keep accents white and woodwork to tone it down for the best results.

Teenager Rooms

By the time our kids are teenagers, they already have an idea of what colors they like. With your help, they can choose perfect bedroom color schemes that reflects their personality. Teenager rooms have no specific color; it all depends on what your kid likes. Go through our color palettes with your teenage son/daughter, and you are sure to find a color that intrigues him/her.

At C.E.T. Painting, our clients are our biggest priority. We work with highly qualified professionals with years of experience in painting. We also make sure that you never part away with a dime until you are fully satisfied. For the best interior paint colors and paint jobs, email us at cetpainting@yahoo.com or give us a call on (914) 615-1415 for free consultations.

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If you’ve been following our blog, we have previously discussed color psychology and how it works. Knowing about the color theory is essential as well.  Color theory helps you achieve your decorating goals. In simple terms, it is the basic ‘color language’ that express who we are and how we feel. Pulling off incredible looks for your home that is based on choosing and painting the right colors is as fulfilling as a dream come true.

When you walk into a room, the first thing you notice is its color. Choosing the right color is a crucial decorating decision that you should never gamble with. Deciding what color to paint in every room of your home is not as easy as you imagine. It requires creativity and in-depth knowledge of colors. When you apply these two basic concepts, your home will look as if you had your own personal decorator. How do you go about choosing classic paint colors for every room of your house? Let’s find out.

 

>The principle of selecting the right color for every room

What purpose does a room serve and what do you want to achieve? Colors add energy to a room, wrap you in cozy environments and create a calming atmosphere. When it comes to choosing the right colors for your home’s rooms, you have to choose colors that coordinate from exterior to interior, or from room to room. Creating a personal palette from the vast array of colors entails all the attributes of sight which are: light, darkness, position and form, color, solidity, propinquity and distance, rest and motion. When you consider all these aspects, your decision making on the right colors for every room will be easy.

 

> Bedroom Color Ideas and Inspiration

Let me begin by saying that there is no rule to what color applies to what room. Do not paint colors you are not content with trying to impress the world. Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. Paint a color that makes you, and those you live with, happy. These are just suggestions of colors applicable for painting in bedrooms; you are not limited to specific colors.

White and yellow. Painting your bedroom white and yellow is ideal because the colors are inviting and they do not overpower each other. You may paint your walls white and the ceiling; which is the fifth wall, yellow. Opt for lighter shades when painting your ceiling. Doing so makes your bedroom seem taller and more massive.

 

> Kitchen Color Ideas and Inspiration

When painting your kitchen, consider the fixed elements like the flooring, countertop, backsplash, and cabinets. Although neutral colors are perfect for the kitchen, accent colors are equally good if they are painted with consideration and precision. C.E.T Painting offers select fresh interior colors perfect for your kitchen that are not only washable but durable. Consider the following colors for your kitchen.

Blue, gray and green. The reason why these colors are favorite and ideal for kitchens is that they pair well with pale and white wood cabinets. They are perfect for traditional and modern schemes. Cool hues of blue, muted or pale grey on cabinets shake things up in the kitchen. If you aren’t ready for a comprehensive cabinet overhaul, highlight the desk area, island or banquette with deeper colors especially if white is the primary cabinet color. For an open floor plan, choose colors that complement adjacent living areas for continuity of eye-pleasing colors.

 

> Dining Room Color Ideas and Inspiration

Dining rooms should always have that ‘special occasion attitude.’ When deciding on what paint color suits your dining room, your entertaining style should be your guide. Find inspiration in C.E.T Painting’s paints that are deep and rich in color, and at the same time, resistant to fading.

Red, gold, and grey. It’s crucial to use dramatic and elegant colors such as a combination of silvery grays, corals, warm reds and gold for dining rooms since it’s not the place people settle for long periods of time. These colors work well with lighting since they coax your space to become radiant and glow.

 

>  Living Room Color Ideas and Inspiration

Living rooms establish our signature style. Since they are public spaces designed for family and friends to spend time together, it is essential to choose a paint color that fits the atmosphere or mood we want to create. Neutral colors are ideal for living room areas, however, select colors with a matte finish for soft effects to living rooms with minimal natural light. Paints with a matte finish also ease reflections in living rooms that have strong natural sunlight. For a sophisticated, cohesive look in your living rooms, consider painting shades of turquoise, yellow-green or jade green. A combination of these colors will also work. Soft tones of green, blue and white also make your living room seem bigger, brighter and more inviting.

 

>  Bathroom Color Ideas and Inspiration

When it comes to recharge, our bathrooms are our private retreat. Regardless of how small they may be, bathroom paint colors should never be an afterthought. For bathrooms, choose colors that stand up humidity. Also, pick paint colors that don’t recast light in an unflattering or artificial way. Paint colors with warm or cool undertones with adjoining bedrooms provide room for visual flow. To make strong style statements in bathrooms with less artificial sources of light, go with rich or vivid colors. Bright shades of teal make good statements in modern bathrooms. Powder blue, a combination of black and silver accents, and copper are ideal for spas and bathrooms. Neon yellow is perfect for smaller bathrooms for it creates a fun, youthful vibe.

Colors can either be a win or a fail to your home. They can either give you great pleasure or anguish. Choosing the right colors for your room is very important. Great room colors are not only attractive, but they also increase the market value of your home. For your rooms to successfully pull off the great looks that complement their features, consult the experts at C.E.T. Painting for excellent painting experiences. For more details about paints and colors, visit our website or give us a call on (914) 615-1415.

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Painting your home can be a confusing and tedious task. Before commencing on the project, you have to make informed decisions like choosing the right painting contractor and what colors to select. These careful decisions should leave you with much joy and satisfaction for at least five years or more. The quality of work and paint used makes all the difference. As they say, a good paint job is frozen evidence of impeccable performance.

Most times, many homeowners find themselves stuck when it comes to the process of painting their home. An excellent paint job can set your home apart from all others. It can be a source of pride and happiness. But the road to get there can be full of anxiety. So, how do you ace your home’s paint job without getting overly stressed? Let’s take a look at some of the factors you should consider before painting your house.

 

  1. Reflect on your home’s interior and exterior paints

To start with, recreate simple ideas in your mind that will transform your home. Reflect on features you consider permanent in your home. These things matter a lot when it comes to exterior and interior paints. Such things include your brick fireplace, tiles, and cabinets. Colors in every room should, but not necessarily, match the colors of these items. You can use a common color palette to unify the color flow in your rooms. Another crucial aspect to reflect on is the source of light in the rooms during different times of the day.

To achieve smooth transitions between rooms or spaces in your home, decide on the color of a room and paint the adjacent rooms or spaces two shades away, darker or lighter. Keep in mind that you have to use tones from identical color chips. Doing this arouses interest and creates depth. These are some of the painting basics homeowners should know about. For more details guiding you on the interior and exterior painting, take a look at some of the articles discussed in our blog.

 

  1.  Painting Services

When you want to paint your home, ask yourself. “What do I want to achieve? Do you have the skills to do it yourself or will you require the services of professional painters?

 

  1. Choosing a Painting Contractor

Choosing the right painting contractor is as important as selecting the perfect paint for your home. Make sure the experience and reputation of the firm you choose to meet your expectations. After comparing different painting contractors, it is advisable to settle for a painting firm that is insured. Insured paint contractors can compensate you in case of any losses incurred during the painting process.

 

  1. Budgeting

Ensure you check and compare the cost of painting before contracting any painting firm. Inquire if you’ll need to purchase your paints or if the painting contractors provide your paint of choice. Painting costs depend on various factors. If your mission is to paint the exteriors, the price will be lower. If you want to paint both the interior and exterior of your home, you will spend a little bit more.

  

  1. Choosing the Right Color

This is possibly the most crucial factor you should consider. For the perfect paint job, a good color will be like your friend. It should inspire, comfort and keep you company when you are alone in your home. Most paint companies have a team of professionals to advise you on the perfect color scheme to suit your home. They do so at no extra costs. Use high-quality paints for the best results.

 

  1. Preparing Your Home

This is the last thing you should do before commencing on painting your home. Ensure you thoroughly clean the interior and exterior of your home. Remove any mold, loose debris, mildew and dirt on your walls. Professionals sand and smooth all the surfaces.

Do not forget to choose a trustworthy firm that makes use of the right equipment.

 

Painting can be easy and complicated at the same time. I suggest you consult the experts. If you have any questions regarding paint colors or painting services, do not hesitate to call upon our expertise at (914) 615-1415 or visit our website.

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Do you want to do a house makeover by painting the interior of your home with vibrant colors? Regardless of whether you want to do major or minor upgrades, choosing the perfect time for painting your house interior is as important as choosing the right colors for your home. So, when is the right time to paint your home’s interior? The answer is winter. This may sound ironic. How can the coldest season be the right time to paint? Well, let’s find out.

It’s logical to think that painting when the weather is a bit warm is ideal. However, this is not the case. Professional painters have rebutted misconceptions and claims that painting can’t be done during winter. In fact, they recommend interior paint jobs to be done during winter. The million dollar question here is, “why do interior paint jobs during winter?” For starters, when you paint your home’s interior during winter, you will be ready to flaunt its new look come spring. Your guests will get to see the paint makeover you have done; something that is harder to do in summer when people prefer outdoor gatherings such as hosting picnics. The reasons for painting your home’s interior are numerous. Let’s take a look at some of them.

  • You get great painting deals

Unlike summer where painters are booked round the clock, winter is known to be a slow time for painting professionals. This means that during winter, you are more likely to get better estimates compared to summer where painting contractors are overbooked for exterior painting. As you well know, when the demand is high, the price goes up. When the demand is low, the price goes down.

  •  Winter is the perfect time for taking early light to your advantage

Since nature cannot be reversed, we can study its pattern and use the knowledge to our advantage. It’s a well-known fact that the sun always rises earlier in winter than in summer. What this means is that we can take advantage of the early natural light from the sun and paint our home interior faster during the cold days. Great lighting means projects are completed faster and in a more efficient manner. Chances of missing a spot during this time are next to none!

  •  Paint dries quickly

When you look at the temperatures during winter, you quickly realize that our homes are warmer than the outside environment where it’s all snowy.  Painting the interior of our house during this time is ideal because paint dries up quickly due to the warmer room temperatures

  • Humidity levels

Winds, extreme temperatures, and humidity levels affect how quickly paint dries up. Winter’s humidity levels are the best for curing paint compared to the summer’s humidity levels. In short, winter air is the best for curing the paint. Go ahead and take advantage of the humidity levels while they last.

  • You get the time to deal with other projects during the summer

Not many people think about this life hack. When you do interior paint jobs during winter, you get the task out of the way. This means that you will have more money to focus on other jobs best suited for warmer weathers like exterior paint jobs. You will also have more time for yourself to enjoy warmer climates since you’ll have done away with interior painting.

  •  You are steps ahead if you want to put your home on the market

If you want to put your home on the market in spring, painting its interior during winter gets you steps ahead over those who wait for spring to do the same task. This will give you an upper hand because your home will be ready for viewing by potential investors.

If you feel that your home’s interior can use a fresh coat of paint to spark it back to life, feel free to consult C.E.T Painting for an in-home estimate. Visit our website or give us a call on (914) 615-1415 for a free painting estimate.

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Paint is like a shield that protects your home from external dangers. It is the first line of defense against the elements like harsh northeast winters and pests. Not only does the paint protect your home from the elements, it gives it a visual appeal. A well painted Westchester home gives a good impression to anyone who passes by and potential buyers. To give your home the best possible defense, make sure your paint is always on point. Most homeowners are not aware of the warning signs that it’s time for a fresh coat of paint.  Let’s discuss how your home is signaling you it’s time for a fresh paint job:

 

Peeling and chipping

Whenever paint starts to peel from the exterior surfaces of your home, then it’s time you hire a professional painting contractor to have your home repainted. When paint chips or peels off surfaces, it exposes the walls below to the elements. If left unattended, a small patch of peeling could result in a huge problem. Not to mention, a costly repair down the road.

 

Fading

Loss of color due to the fierce UV rays and water intrusion is a strong indication that your home needs repainting. Dull and washed out exterior surfaces indicate that the paint’s film is deteriorating. If your home’s exterior looks faded, it’s a good idea to call in a qualified painter to make your paint look just like new. Repainting will even out the color and give your home a beautiful refresh.

 

Dirty exterior

Exterior surfaces need regular cleaning to keep them in a good condition. If pressure washing does not get rid of the grime, it’s time to consider a new coat of paint.

 

Water stains

Water stains from over eager sprinklers can leave the exterior of your home looking uneven and blotchy. A new coat of paint will cover the stains and refresh the color.

 

Wood rot

Rotting wood around window or door frames is a sign that your current paint’s is failing to protect the surfaces below. Take immediate action to repaint and protect your home from further deterioration.

 

Color choice looks old-fashioned

It was the perfect “It” color of the moment. After a few years though, that color is making your home look dated. A fresh coat of paint can give your home the perfect updated look. This will be especially beneficial if you intend to sell in the near future.

 

Caulking problems

If the caulking around doors and windows is peeling off, cracked, or dried, it may be a sign to repaint your home.

 

If you have noticed that your home’s exterior needs sprucing up, do not hesitate. Give C.E.T. Painting a call today (914) 615-1415 for the fresh coat your home has been hoping for. C.E.T. Painting is one of the most respected painting companies in the Westchester area. We employ a team of qualified and friendly painting experts who will prepare every surface properly, and use the best quality paints to ensure your paint job lasts for a lifetime. Our team of experts is equipped with professional-grade tools to do the job right, the first time. Besides, we can be trusted to deliver an exceptional quality job with our many years of experience in the painting industry. When you hire C.E.T. Painting you can rest assured with our $1,000,000 liability insurance. Regardless of the kind of painting job you want, you will be in good hands when you trust C.E.T. Painting experts. Call C.E.T. Painting at (914) 615-1415 today for a free painting quote or visit our website.

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There is more to painting than just enhancing the aesthetic appeal of a building. The additional benefits will quickly become apparently right after you give your home a fresh coat of paint. For instance, how does it feel to wake up in a brightly painted room? You will start the day on a powerful, energized note. A freshly painted office will inject some new energy and creativity into the room.

 

A quality painting job can only be delivered by professional painters. If you are in the Westchester area and you want to enhance the appearance of your home or office, consider hiring C.E.T. Painting. We are a professional painting company that is dedicated to delivering the best painting jobs to residents and businesses in the Westchester area.

 

C.E.T. Painting is not just your regular painter. We have worked hard to earn the reputation as one of the best painters in Westchester, NY. The quality of our work is one of the many things that separates us from other painters in the area. Whether you want the interior or the exterior of the building to be painted, we will be able to deliver on time and with the highest level of quality.

 

We treat our customers as partners. We will work hand in hand to make your dream a reality. If you are not sure about the type of painting or the color scheme to use, don’t worry. We have a team of design consultants who will give you relevant advice and help you explore various painting options. In the end, you will be able to choose the right color for the right project.

Professional Painters

Our painters at C.E.T. Painting are highly skilled and trained to meet the highest requirements. Due to the highest levels of professionalism, quality service is our priority. Despite the nature of the painting jobs, our painters are always clean and adhere to work ethics. They interact with customers professionally. You will be comfortable having us at your premises.

 

Brand Name

Apart from advertising, painting is a powerful way to spread the name of your brand. Once you hire us, we will help you to choose a bold pop of color that makes a bold statement about your brand. Whether it is inside or outside the building, we will ensure that the colors match with the theme of your brand.

 

Fully Insured

What if something goes wrong in my house? Who will be responsible for the expense? This is one of the most common questions a homeowner might ask before they hire a painter.  Well, with us, there should be nothing to worry about. We are a fully insured painting company. We have up to $1,000,000 in liability insurance. This means that we will be fully responsible in case of any breakages and damages during the job.

 

Community Involvement

As a local painting company in Westchester, we are proud of our involvement in our local community. We fully participate in activities that are aimed at improving the local community. If you have a suggestion for a local worthy nonprofit organization or individual with limited circumstances that is in need of painting up to $2,000, please email us.

 

Well equipped

Painting is quite a technical job. Apart from having a highly skilled workforce, we have the right tools for the job. You would be hard pressed to find a project too difficult for us.

 

Unrivaled Experience

C.E.T. Painting is a well-established company that has years of experience painting in Westchester. We have built a good reputation with the local residents and we get most referrals from our existing clients.

 

Are you ready to set your home apart from the rest? Just contact us and we will be at your premises within a short time to deliver. Call C.E.T. Painting at (914) 615-1415 today for a free painting quote or visit our website. Regardless of the kind of painting job you want, you will be in good hands when you trust C.E.T. Painting experts.

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As the seasons change and cold weather starts sneaking in, most people think of ways they can protect themselves from the frost. Besides buying heavy jackets and stocking up on wood for the fireplace to brace for winter, your house should be protected too. This will save you from incurring huge repair charges when winter is over. Let’s review some of the practical ways to avoid damage and protect your home.

  • Remove mold and mildew: These organisms tend to thrive in cold weather. That is why it is important to inspect your house and have a painting company come over to give you a fresh coat of paint that will protect your floors and walls. C.E.T. has the best tools for every project, and there is no job that we look down upon – including getting rid of the mold and mildew for you.
  • Redo peeling paints and damaged parts: Things like crumbling stucco, peeling paints and warps not only make your house look unkempt, but are also a hazard, especially during winter. They can lead to leakage that could end up destroying your whole house. Our company assures you of quality paints used by market leaders at no extra cost. Say goodbye to those chipping walls and welcome a new look as winter approaches.
  • Do power washing: This is a thorough cleaning process that gets rid of mold, mildew and dust particles that has accumulated over the seasons. It is important to hire professionals like our staff members at C.E.T. We ensure that your house gets the sparkle and listen to your needs as you prepare for winter.
  • Check for stains and fades: As you transition for sunny summers to cold winters, chances are that the sun caused the paint in your house to fade. You do not want to sail through another season with faded and stained paintings, because the longer you wait, the more permanent it might become. Leaving a stain for too long might force you to do a complete makeover to the house. We have years of experience in Westchester, and we know areas of your house that are likely to have stains and fades.
  • Make sure your house is keeping in the heat: You should keep your house from moisture that could interfere with the paintings on your walls and floors. When your house is sealed, it means that the heat getting out is also limited, so you do not have to suffer cold. If you are not sure of how to go about it, get someone who will guide you on the best way to seal joints and seams around your house.

When it comes to tips on how to prepare your home for winter, it is advisable for you to do your research on available companies to work on your house project and settle for the best. CET company promises you professionalism and up to $1,000,000 in liability insurance. Moreover, we give back to the community, and our projects are always geared towards helping to improve the community around us and beyond.  Contact us today to schedule an appointment for an estimate (914) 615-1415 or visit our website.