This is a common question for homeowners. Many people are under the impression that waiting to maintain their home’s exterior will end up being cheaper in the long run, as they forgo the regular cost of proper maintenance. However, because the stain’s job is to seal and protect the underlying wood, a properly-stained surface will last for a very long time. A neglected exterior surface, however, will constantly be exposed to whatever Mother Nature throws at it, and will quickly begin to degrade.
As wood degrades, it is, essentially, slowly rotting away. No amount of future cleaning, staining or painting will restore the strength and vibrancy of the original material. Eventually, the siding, trim, decking, or whatever it may be, will need to be completely replaced, incurring considerable cost and inconvenience.
By properly maintaining your home’s exterior surfaces by keeping them cleaned, painted and stained, you are ensuring the longest possible life for your investment and considerably reducing your long-term costs. If you are concerned about the condition of your home’s exterior surfaces, or if your home is in need of painting or a re-stain, you can count on Sierra Precision Painting for no-frills, expert advice and service.