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Exterior House Painting: How to Protect Your Landscape
Exterior House Painting: How to Protect Your Landscape - Universal Roofing & Exteriors
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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.


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Exterior House Painting: How to Protect Your Landscape

Repainting, siding, roofing or any type of exterior maintenance can take its toll on the landscape. Depending upon the type of work being done, you can take several steps to prevent long-term problems. Make sure you consider all plants in the landscape in your plans.

Exterior House Painting

Here are a few tips from your local siding installation services provider, Universal Roofing & Exteriors aims to help you protect your landscapes as you paint your home exterior.

  1. Communicate Your Concerns. The only way you can be certain is to talk with your home-painters about your concerns before hiring them. Make them aware of your concerns, and ask them what, if any steps, they will be taking to keep your plants safe.

  2. Cover Them Carefully. Use a lightweight drop cloth or sheet to cover your plants and shrubs. Make sure you use cloth instead of plastic. As long as they are equipped with drainage and/or air holes, they should provide plants with enough air circulation for short periods of time.

  3. Create Some Space. If shrubs will prevent painters from accessing your roofing and home’s exterior, you’ll need to create some space by pulling them away from the house. One way to do this is to cover the plants with sheets or flexible plastic fencing and pull the plants gently away from the house, using rope and stakes to secure them in place.

  4. Wet Down Your Plants. Before you cover your plants, water them as well as the ground around them. Wet leaves and flowers also make it harder for dripping paint to stick. Don’t soak the ground, however, or the soil may become too soft to support the painter’s ladders and scaffolding.

  5. Relocate Your Plant. As a last resort, you might consider digging up a special plant and relocating it to a container until the painting job is done.

From small drywall repairs to whole-home interior and exterior painting, Universal Roofing & Exteriors’ experienced roofing and siding contractor is ready to handle your project. Our painting and drywall specialists provide the customer service and expertise you want. We can help with small patches and cracks to large houses or commercial projects. 

For your next drywall and painting project, count on the experts at Universal Roofing & Exteriors. Get a free quote today by calling us at (317) 257-0779 or complete our convenient online request form. We serve clients in Indianapolis and Carmel, IN.

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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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