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When Is It Too Cold for Exterior Painting?
When Is It Too Cold for Exterior Painting?
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    The roof is arguably the most important part of the home; in fact, without a roof, a house can hardly be called a home. The roof provides comfort, security, and safety from the elements. So if the roof ends up with any kind of damage, it could end up compromising all of the qualities that the roof is supposed to provide. The roof is particularly susceptible to wear and tear since it is exposed to the elements, and in Indianapolis, those elements can be varied and unpredictable.


When Is It Too Cold for Exterior Painting?

Many remodelers and even homeowners, try to get all of their exterior painting done before the temperature drops, but there are instances when the timing is just not right. It is crucial to know the temperature range in which you can successfully paint, stain or finish a house so you won’t end up wasting time, money and effort.

In this article, Universal Roofing & Exteriors, a company specializing in energy-efficient windows and painting services, reveals the best and worst temperatures for exterior painting.

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How Cold Is Too Cold for Exterior Painting?

In general, it is not recommended to apply paint when the temperature is below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Like other materials, paint naturally reacts to changes in temperature and humidity, meaning that weather conditions that are too cold and too hot will cause the paint not to cure properly. The last thing you want to do is to find yourself repainting your house after a few days or weeks because you failed to consider important details.

Ideal Temperature for Exterior Painting

Like windows installation, there are specifications that need to be followed for exterior painting. The best temperature range for exterior painting tasks largely depends on the type of product you are using. If you are using water-based or latex paint, between 50 to 70 degrees F is ideal. If you are using oil-based paint, the appropriate range is between 45-90 degrees F.

If it is absolutely necessary to paint in lower temperatures, be sure to purchase formulated latex paint designed to perform in cold, freezing weather, which is as low as 36 degrees F. This paint contains coalescing agents that support the paint curing process during low temperatures.

Universal Roofing & Exteriors is a premier source of top-rated home improvement solutions, including exterior painting and energy-efficient doors installation. Our team aims to create a beautiful and comfortable living experience through industry-leading products and services. Call us today at (317) 257-0779 or fill out our contact form to set up an appointment. We work with homeowners in and around Indianapolis, Indiana.

About Rob Yeary

Rob Yeary is the owner of Universal Roofing. He is a graduate of North Central High School. Rob went on to become a 1986 graduate of Butler University, where he played baseball and studied business and economics.

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    No matter what kind of Indianapolis roofing project you need done, we at Universal Roofing & Exteriors can help you to achieve it. Whether you want your roof to be repaired or to be replaced completely, we can do it for you. We can send a contractor to examine your existing roof and let you know what needs to be done. Once their assessment is complete, they can give you various options on how to proceed. Once the roofing project gets started, our assigned contractor will make sure that it gets completed as efficiently and quickly as possible.

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