Pressure Wash Special Panhandle

Get the Gunk Off with Coastal Home Pros‘ Pressure Wash Special!

For most Americans, owning a home represents a financial milestone in life. It’s one of the biggest investments you’ll ever have, so protecting it should be a top priority. Most homeowners are committed to the common upkeep routines, such as mowing, painting, and landscaping, but surprisingly, many underrate the value of pressure washing their home. 

Having the exterior of your home pressure washed on a regular basis will actually help preserve and protect it. Constant exposure to sun, salt, wind, and weather results in buildup of dirt, debris and the growth of mold and mildew. When these elements are not washed away, roofing and siding materials begin to breakdown and expose the structure of your home to potential water damage or fungal growth. In addition, the accumulation of rust and sulfur dispersed in storms can stain the exterior surfaces of your home. This is especially true here in the Panhandle area of coastal Florida, where rain, hot temperatures and high levels of humidity are our constant companions.

Coastal Home Pros can help you keep your home sparkling with a Pressure Washing Package! And now we’ve got special mid-summer pricing…buy two, get the third free!

Pressure Washing Special Deal from Coastal Home Pros
Take advantage of this great summer deal!

5 Reasons You Should Pressure Wash Your Home, Starting Today:

1) Pressure Washing Saves You Money 

Having your home’s exterior pressure washed regularly will prevent mold growth and remove other buildup that can result in more costly repairs later on.  

2) Pressure Washing Increases Your Property Value

Over time, exposure to the outdoor elements will cause finishes to become discolored and worn. If you’re considering selling your home, a pressure washing treatment can give it a renewed look, increase the value, and make it more attractive for potential buyers. According to Consumer Reports, pressure washing the exterior and making minor touch-ups will increase the value of a home up to 5%.

3) Pressure Washing Protects Your Family’s Health 

When organic matter such as algae, mold, mildew, dust, and pollen remain on your home’s siding and roof, it increases the risk of allergies for your family and your pets. The cleaning solutions used in the pressure washing process will cleanse away dust mites, mold spores and bacteria that can trigger health issues.

4) Pressure Washing Primes Surfaces for Refinishing Projects

If you’re preparing to resurface or update the exterior finishes of your home, having it pressure washed beforehand will remove grime and residue, giving you a clean fresh surface to work with. The same holds true for other areas, including decks, patios, workshops, fences, and pool areas. Pressure washing is a great way to ensure the newly applied finish properly adheres.

5) Pressure Washing Saves Time 

DIY projects are rewarding in a variety of ways, but when it comes to cleaning your home, strenuous manual scrubbing and climbing ladders are not the ideal solutions. Not only is this method time consuming, but it poses safety hazards as well. Pressure washing is much more time efficient, and when done correctly, it will leave you with impressive results. 

Let the Pros Pressure Wash Your Home 

When done right, the pressure washing process is somewhat involved because it is important to know the correct amount of pressure to apply, as well as using the proper cleaning solutions based on the specific materials. If done incorrectly, you could damage the finishes on your home. Rather than putting yourself or your property at risk, leave it to the experts.

The experts at Coastal Home Pros have been serving residents of the Panhandle and Emerald Coast areas for more than 25 years. Rely on us to take care of your pressure washing needs. Our team is highly trained and knowledgeable in all the details of pressure washing. We thrive on providing excellent customer care and will work hard to ensure you are completely satisfied with the results. Contact us today to take advantage of our summer Pressure Wash special…BUY TWO, GET THE THIRD FREE!

Selling a Home

Coastal Home Pros Can Help Make Your Property Shine

If you’ve ever sold a home before, you already know how important it is to clear out unnecessary junk and keep the place sparkling. Your home should present a fresh and clean face to potential buyers–you want them to be able too see themselves in the space. If your decor has too much personality (or too much clutter), they may not be able to visualize how their own style will work in the space. 

Our Handyman Services Can Help You Get Your Property In Tip Top Shape

Even if your home is clean and relatively neutral, you can still take steps to maximize your “sell-ability.” Choosy buyers want to know that your home is well-maintained. Simple things like sticking doors, burnt out light bulbs, missing or non-functional hardware, and dripping faucets can really turn a buyer off. Investing a little time up front to make sure everything is in good repair can save you big money when it’s time to move your home.

Start With Paint

If you’re drawn to assertive and eclectic color palettes and your walls reflect your penchant for bright and bold, you’ve probably been advised to paint by a realtor or a nosy neighbor. But even if your interiors are already relatively neutral, painting can be a great pre-listing move. Chipped trim and dingy walls full of nail holes just don’t inspire the love. And when you’re looking to move real estate fast, you want every buyer to fall in love with your home.

This house may seem charming and appealing, but according to Zillow, you should think twice before choosing yellow paint.

Zillow Paint Analysis Shows Clear Trends

In 2018, Zillow published their Paint Color Analysis with insights from over 135,000 sold home photos. Perhaps unsurprisingly, their sales price analysis showed a sales price premium for homes with cool, neutral paint colors. When it comes to bathrooms, pale grayish blue reigns supreme, while living spaces seem to demand a warm-toned neutrals. A red kitchen is a no-no, as is a brown dining room and a yellow exterior (yellow homes sold for roughly $3,400 less, on average). Perhaps the most surprising paint color insight from Zillow’s study? A black or charcoal gray door can add over $6,000 to the average sales price of a home! 

Call a Pro to Help You Knock Out the To-Do List

To Do List for Home Maintenance
Let Coastal Home Pros help you with your list!

Once you’ve got the paint situation under control, it’s time to think about some other details. Everybody who owns a home has a never-ending to-do list…fix the screen door, change the can light in the vaulted ceiling, replace the running toilet in the upstairs bathroom. When you’re busy with work and family, that list often seems to keep growing and growing! Whatever is on your list, you’ll want to cross everything off before you put your home on the market. Don’t miss your chance to make a great first impression on potential buyers!

Set Your Home Up For Success With Some Professional Help

If you’re thinking of sticking that For Sale sign in your yard, think about calling Coastal Home Pros first. Selling your home can be a process full of headaches and hassles, but we can help shorten that to-do list! We’ve got expert teams that can tackle everything from painting and minor repairs to major construction and renovation. We can help you at every step of the way–from getting your home in showcase condition to addressing any issues that crop up on inspection reports. The real estate market is hot here in the Panhandle and Emerald Coast. If you’re ready to list your home, we’d love to help! Call us today to schedule a free estimate!

$100 Ceiling Fan Install

Keep Cool and Stylish with a new Ceiling Fan

Summer’s heat is fast approaching, and they don’t call it the Sunshine State for nothing! Get ready to handle Florida’s humid subtropical climate with a new ceiling fan. We can install a basic, single-story ceiling fan for $100*, and we can get it done right away. Call us today to book an appointment, and read on for tips on buying and using ceiling fans. 

*Prices will increase for vaulted or double height ceilings.

The Wind Chill Effect

First things first—let’s give you a little insight into just HOW ceiling fans work. Unlike your AC unit, ceiling fans don’t actually cool the room. Instead, they cool the occupants of the room through the evaporative process. When the fan blades rotate, it creates a breeze. When the relatively dry air passes over the skin, it evaporates perspiration and creates a wind chill effect. This is the same effect that makes our neighbors to the north flee south in the winter, but in your home, it’s on a much smaller scale. During the searing heat of summer, the wind chill effect is your friend, making you feel cooler without actually affecting the room temperature.

During the summer, you’ll want the blades to rotate in a COUNTER CLOCKWISE direction. This will push the cooling breeze down to the occupants. And there’s no need to keep the fan on when the room is empty–save money on your energy bills by flipping the switch when you leave the room!

Size Matters

So how do you know what size fan to install? The bigger the fan blades, the more air your fan will move. From a cooling perspective, it makes sense to go for the largest size fan that will fit in your room. But you want your fan to be properly sized for your space. A fan that is too large will look awkward and disproportional. Design experts recommend the following fan sizes:

Ceiling Fan Sizing Recommendations
Blade Span is the diameter of your fan (blade length x2).

Protect Your Head

In addition to thinking about the blade span of your new fan, it’s important to consider height. If you have 8 foot ceilings, you should look for a low profile or “ceiling hugger” fan. If you’re tall, you probably already know how important it is to avoid low-hanging fixtures. If you’re vertically challenged, don’t forget about visitors–you don’t want tall guests to knock their noggins in your home!

If you have higher ceilings, you may want to consider a downrod to drop the fan down from the ceiling. We recommend the following downrod lengths:

Ceiling Fan Downrod Length Recommendations
Downloads drop your ceiling fan down to the proper height for your room.

Don’t Forget the Great Outdoors!

Ceiling fans are not just indoor fixtures – porches and lanais are terrific places for ceiling fans. In addition to keeping you more comfortable, the breeze generated by a ceiling fan can make it difficult for mosquitos and other pesky bugs to fly. Cool and bug-free? Winner winner chicken dinner!

Ceiling fans can add style and function to porches and outdoor spaces.
This basketweave fan adds a decorative element to an outdoor porch.

These days, there’s a fan for every need and every style. Whether you want sleek and modern, classic and traditional, or something funky and totally eclectic, there’s a fan for you. If you’re planning to install in an exposed porch or outdoor space, make sure you pick a fan that is meant to handle exposure to the elements. You can pick up a great ceiling fan at any big box home improvement store, lighting store, or online.

If you’re ready to add style and cool breezes to your Florida home, give Coastal Home Pros a call to set up an installation appointment. Our Handyman Services contractors can handle any of your home maintenance needs!