Three Reasons to Consider Ceiling Fan Installations

Ceiling fans make great additions to almost any space in your home. They provide the cool comfort of a fan’s breeze and help lower your electric bill. Popular reasons to install ceiling fans include:

Three Reasons to Consider Ceiling Fan Installations

  • Style – Ceiling fans are available in a wide variety of designs and sizes. You can choose a model that serves as a nice accent piece for a room’s decor or opt for something more subtle. Styles range from brass and natural wood to wicker or painted wood. You can find a ceiling fan to meet your needs and your sense of style.
  • Comfort – Who doesn’t like a cool breeze on a warm day? Ceiling fans are a great way to cool off any area of your home. A ceiling fan can provide cooling in living rooms, bed rooms, dens, kitchens, and even porches. Unlike box fans and oscillating fans, ceiling fans provide a nice breeze without the annoying humming sound. In the winter, you can even reverse the direction of the ceiling fan with the flip of a switch to better circulate warm air that gathers near the ceiling.
  • Savings – We all hate opening the electric bill every month, especially during summer. When the temperature goes up outside, so does the electric bill.  Ceiling fan installations are a great way to help reduce your air conditioning bill! You can keep cool in the refreshing breeze of a ceiling fan while conserving energy by running your air conditioner less.

We can help with your ceiling fan installation needs — contact us today!

Exterior Painting Services: A Job For a Pro

Interior painting is easy. A few brushes, roller, paint tray and maybe a small step ladder are all that’s needed. Weather is not a concern, heights are irrelevant and it can be broken up into small sections to easily fit into your busy schedule. Not so with exterior painting.

Exterior Painting Services: A Job For a Pro

The overarching factor governing painting outside is the weather. Rain in the forecast means no painting. High humidity can likewise shut an operation down. Full sun is ideal for applying paint, but it can be downright miserable to work in. Bright sun also mandates working quickly- the expression “like watching paint dry” doesn’t apply to a painted surface in direct sun. Of course, a good day for painting isn’t much use if you have to work or meet some other obligation.

Finding the time paint the exterior of your home at the same time conditions is agreeable is reason enough to hire it out to professionals. But before painting, your home’s siding will need to be prepped. Scraping off old paint, nailing down loose boards, filling in cracks and holes and carpentry repairs are necessary before wetting a brush. This process can take up to a full day. An added consideration is the additional equipment. Exterior painting almost always entails an extension ladder. You’ll be spending at least $100 for a short, basic ladder with 200lb capacity. For a better ladder, you could spend several times that amount. Working at a height is dangerous and various stabilizing devices are available to keep your ladder steady. All for more money, of course. Given most exterior painting cannot be done with a roller you’re going to put in a lot of time on that ladder. You can cut that time down by ponying up the money to buy or rent a sprayer. These take some getting used to and can clog if not properly cared for. If you should drop your sprayer from a height, you’ve got a mess to clean up and an expensive piece of equipment to replace.

Saving money on home repairs by doing it yourself is great for some projects. But painting the exterior of an entire house takes a lot of time and more skill than most people realize. If you’ve only got weekends to work with you’re further hampered by weather limitations. Why not contact us and save yourself the stress, time and aggravation by letting the pros of Excellent American Painting handle it for you? Weekends go by fast enough as it is.

Enjoy Summer with Patio and Deck Repairs and Installations

With summer right around the corner, now is the time to install that patio or deck you’ve been dreaming about, or make necessary repairs to the one you already have.

Enjoy Summer with Patio and Deck Repairs or Installations

Outdoor living spaces have become much more sophisticated in recent years as people move toward more comfortable and functional spaces. Wrap-around and multilevel decks are growing in popularity as are larger patios with space for cooking, dining, social areas, and special touches like water features and fire pits. More and more people are adding things like an outdoor kitchen, which makes summertime gatherings easier and more convenient with places to store food and beverages, plus plenty of counter space for food prep.

But whether you want a simple off-the-kitchen deck, or a patio built to accommodate a crowd, you’ll find the services of a professional handyman invaluable for both installation and repairs to your outdoor spaces. (After all, perfectly good patios show signs of age or need updating, and great existing decks can often be returned to their original beauty and usefulness with the replacement of a few deck boards, or a professional refinishing job that includes staining and the addition of a waterproofing sealer.

In the Frisco area, Excellent American Painting & Handyman Service is your trusted source for the addition or repair of your patio or deck. We’ve been proudly and professionally serving the area for 18 years and counting and would love to meet with you to discuss your needs and provide a quote. We will work with you to make your outdoor space everything you want. Contact us today to learn more!

Three Important Home Repairs You Shouldn’t Put Off Any Longer

When it comes to maintaining your home, it pays to be proactive. Ignoring necessary home repairs can lead to costly bills in the long run. Here are three repair jobs you should check off your to-do list before they turn into expensive construction work.

Three Important Home Repairs You Shouldn't Put Off Any Longer

Repair leaking plumbing. Have you noticed a constant dripping from the pipes under your sink? Or maybe a damp spot in your cabinet, or a discoloration on your ceiling? All of these indicate you have a leak that needs to be fixed as soon as possible. Otherwise, you’ll find yourself with rotting cabinetry, spongy floorboards or cracking plaster that will all need to be replaced. And even worse, you’ll very likely end up with mold growing in the affected area. Repair leaky plumbing and fixtures before they can turn into a disaster.

Repair and repaint your home’s exterior. Getting your home painted is really a home maintenance task – until you put it off for too long and start to see damage on your home’s exterior. As your house gets older and goes through years of changing the weather, the paint will start to flake and chip. Any exposed wood will begin to rot and become attractive to pests. Our team of painting and carpentry professionals can evaluate your home’s exterior condition, make any necessary repairs, and protect your home with a professional, long-lasting exterior paint job.

Replace leaking and bent gutters. Your gutters are one of those things you don’t think about when it’s sunny and don’t want to think about when it’s raining. If you’ve neglected your gutters for too long, you’ll find that the weight of leaves, branches, and water has probably caused gutter damage over time. Bugs have probably taken up residence in the gutter debris, and may even be finding a way into your home. And the constant pooling of rain water will slowly lead to roof damage. Always clean your gutters at least twice a year, and repair any leaking or damaged sections as soon as you notice them.

Home maintenance and preventative repair tasks are a reality of home ownership. Contact us to learn how our experienced professionals can take these tasks off your hands and leave you with a beautiful home in great condition.

Professional Handyman Services Is The Way To Go

Are you finding that every turn you make in your home, there’s something that needs some attention? Do you walk into your main living area and shudder at the thought of having to paint? Only to walk into the kitchen and realize it is in dire need of an update? Not to mention other things that get done seasonally, such as waterproofing and staining your deck. You may wonder how all this has gotten by you. You notice little things here and there, but you can really only afford to pay one company at a time. So here you are, trying to choose which task needs the most attention. Professional Handyman Services is by far your greatest option.

Professional Handyman Services Is The Way To Go

We understand that people simply don’t have the extra cash to hire several different home contractors. There are certainly not many people who would prefer to drag their home improvements out for an extended period of time. This is where Excellent American Painting & Handyman Service makes your life easier. We can provide you with a worker in nearly any category. We can send you that professional painter or carpenter to get your projects going. With so many scammers out there trying to take advantage of innocent, trusting people lately, wouldn’t it be nice to have workers in your home that you know you can trust? You can rest assured knowing that is exactly what you will get with our company. You see, we have done our homework. So, we are certain our staff has trusted, qualified professionals.

You can now get on with your daily routine. There will be no more of the shuddering you experience when you see that “one more thing” waiting for the tackle. We can take care of all the heavy lifting for you. Our promise to you is your satisfaction with our work when we leave. We will treat your home with the utmost respect, just as if it were our own. We will be careful not to damage your items and we’ll leave your house in order, just the way we found it. Allow us to make things easier in your world. We’d love to hear what upcoming projects you have in store for us. Please contact us today so we can discuss how we can service you. Whether it be painting, replacing wood or even replacing a kitchen, we are who you have been looking for. So take a break, and let us put the relaxation back in your home.

Interior Painting Services Customized Just for You

Whether you are building a new house or simply remodeling, selecting paint colors is very important. After all, you will be staring at those walls every day when you wake up, eat meals with your family, watch tv, or just relax at home. The colors in your home should reflect your unique style and be customized to express your individuality. The question is: what paint color matches your personality? According to Faber Birren, an expert on color theory, your favorite color reflects your personality.

Interior Painting Services Customized Just for You

  • RED You are outgoing, lively, and impetuous. You have a quick temper and can get very emotional. You are a good athlete.
  • ORANGE You are friendly, kind, and love social gatherings. You are a great speaker and have lots of friends and acquaintances. You don’t always like to be serious.
  • YELLOW You set high standards for yourself and are a hard worker. You are an excellent planner and think things through very carefully before acting.
  • GREEN You are a well-rounded person. You have common sense and are very practical. You don’t like change. You enjoy good food and social gatherings. You care deeply about what others think of you.
  • GREEN-BLUE You like the finer things in life. You tend to dress very fashionably. You are a neat, tidy person. You have great self-control and always appear calm and cool on the outside.
  • PINK You have led a very cautious, protected life. You are very naive and problems throw you for a loop because you like everything calm and easy. You are a romantic at heart.
  • BROWN You are a very steady, predictable person. You are extremely careful, but can be stubborn when pushed. You like to save money. You are very dependable and responsible.
  • PURPLE You are creative and artistic. You are a very passionate person and can relate to the “flower child” mentality of the 1960s. You are very active on social issues.
  • BLUE You prefer to be alone in a soothing and tranquil environment. You love everything to be neat and in its place.

Where are you within this color spectrum? Contact us and allow us to help you decide which colors will make your home your haven.

5 Reasons to Pressure Wash, Stain & Seal your Deck

Summer is approaching and as we clean up our yard and prepare for outdoor bar-b-ques we need to remember to take care of our deck as well.

Now is a good time to pressure wash, stain and seal your deck. Here are 5 reasons why:

5 Reasons to Pressure Wash, Stain & Seal your Deck

Safety

An untreated deck will soon develop many safety hazards over time. The wood will start to dry out and develop cracks, called “checking”, as well as start to warp.

The checked wood will start splintering and it’s no fun to walk on while barefoot. The warped uneven wood will start being a tripping hazard for people.

So to keep your deck safe and avoid costly medical fees, or lawsuits by visitors, it’s a good idea to keep your deck maintained.

Avoid Expensive Repairs

Repairing your deck can be expensive. The average cost of repairing a deck is around $1422. This would include replacing warped boards, Sanding and filling cracks and all the hardware and filler.

If you decide to go with a deck repair service, these expenses can vary as well, but will still be costly compared to regular maintenance.

There’s also more time and effort to expand into these repairs as well.

Saves Time

Maintaining your deck only takes several hours over the course of a week or so. One night after work can be spent pressure washing the deck. A few days later (as it needs time to dry completely) you can stain the deck, even in stages if you have to. A few days later you can complete the task with a sealer.

Again, you can save time by using a Deck Service who can come in while you’re at work and finish the task before your next big BBQ.

Maintain Home Value

Having a nice, clean attractive deck can add to your home value. The average return on home value for a deck is about 65 – 90%.

On the other end, having a shabby, run down deck will turn away potential home buyers. It can also reduce your asking price as potential buyers factor in repair costs to fix your deck.

Pride

There’s also pride in having a beautiful deck. Whether it’s to show it off to family and friends and have a nice place to entertain, or just to make the neighbors jealous, it’s a nice feeling looking at a fresh well-kept deck.

The deck should be an extension of you and your style and designed and colored the way you want it to be.

If you need more ideas and service help on maintaining your deck, feel free to contact us.

Sheetrock Repair Pro in Frisco

Sheetrock or drywall is relatively easy to install, but repairs are another story. To have a sheetrock repair end up looking like the wall was never damaged is an art that many people have a hard time mastering. A poorly done repair can end up looking lumpy, obvious, and frankly shoddy. The goal, of course, is to have a repair “disappear” into the rest of the wall, as though there was never a problem, to begin with.

That’s where the services of a professional can be invaluable. Small sheetrock repairs are a normal part of painting prep, but having to repair or re-repair a larger area is a fairly common situation that a professional painter encounters as well. Sometimes it’s damage from a doorknob that continually hits the wall when the door is swung open. Other times, it’s the outside corner of a wall that takes a beating, or an inside corner that was poorly finished, to begin with. The most challenging sheet rock repair is a large hole caused by a piece of furniture or another mishap. There are specific techniques for each situation, and Excellent American Painting can get the job done quickly, correctly, and with minimal mess.

Smaller repairs, such as nail holes, can be easier for the do-it-yourselfer to tackle, but for larger repairs, it’s best to call in a pro. In the Frisco area, the professionals to call are Excellent American Painters. Our craftsmanship and attention to detail are two reasons why our customers call us back for their next project time and again. We’re not just a professional painting company — we can tackle everything from drywall repair to major renovations with professional results and prices that won’t break the bank. Contact us whenever you need quality workmanship and professional, courteous service at reasonable prices.

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All You Need to Know About Eco-Friendly Wall Paint

Wall paint is a natural part of any home. Unfortunately, the paint we put on our walls isn’t always the best for us or the environment. In the past, for example, the addition of lead to paint was extremely dangerous. Luckily, over the years, quite a few eco-friendly paint products have been created.All You Need to Know About Eco-Friendly Wall Paint

Why is Eco-Friendly Paint Important?

Painting a room has always been something that can cause issues. During the painting process, for example, you can experience nausea and headaches as well as dizziness because of the chemicals you are breathing in. But, when the paint is being manufactured, even more chemicals leak into the air and harm our environment.

How is Eco-Friendly Paint Different?

Eco-friendly paint has been designed to eliminate the damage caused to the atmosphere. Different materials and techniques are used to create the paint, which helps to make it safe for you and the environment at the same time.

Are there Many Options?

When the eco-friendly paint was first invented, there were actually very few options out there. Luckily, since time has progressed, homeowners are able to find many of these types of paints in a variety of paint colors.

Are they Versatile?

You can use eco-friendly paints just about anywhere you can use traditional paint. So, they are the perfect choice for any room of your home.

What’s the quality like?

Naturally, the conventional paint was once considered superb to eco-friendly paint. Today, however, techniques and methods of creating this type of paint have improved and they are now comparable to conventional paint and offer a sound option for homeowners.

So, if you are looking for a way to brighten your home and save the environment at the same time, be sure you consider eco-friendly wall paints. You may be surprised at just how wonderful they are. To learn even more about these paint options, contact us today.

Interior Painting Services: Make Your Kitchen Pop

When you are giving your kitchen a new look, there’s no reason for ordinary kitchen cabinets. In fact, cabinetry that pops is the hottest trend this season. Want to bring your kitchen into 2016 with our awesome interior painting services? Check out the newest trends for your kitchen cabinets that will make your kitchen pop.

Interior Painting Services: Make Your Kitchen Pop

Opposites Attract

High contrast kitchens are all the rage, and we can custom paint your cabinets black to contrast a white counter top or white to contrast a black counter top. Explore the possibilities!

Grey Is The New Black

The color gray is hot, and painting your kitchen cupboards a sophisticated gray adds a real touch of class to your kitchen. Grey matches everything and is the latest color choice for every room in the house.

Go Faux

Make your kitchen totally different using faux finishes. The possibilities are endless! Our expert faux finishing artists will make your cabinets into the focal point of your kitchen. You can create the look of stone, wood, or something totally out of your imagination. Our artists will turn your vision into a reality that you will enjoy every day.

There’s no need for a boring kitchen. Get creative with your cupboards and you’ll love the new look. At Excellent American Painting, our experienced professionals will treat your home as if it is their own. We are your one call solution for all your home improvements and offer outstanding residential and commercial painting and carpentry service. Contact us today for a free estimate.