Now that the snow is disappearing, it is time to consider if your house needs a new coat of stain or paint. While Park City is a beautiful place to live and work, its climate is very hard on house exteriors. Bright sunlight and snow & rain can cause exterior finishes and woodwork to degrade rapidly. At Park City elevations exteriors should be stained at least every 3-5 years.
Ultraviolet (UV) exposure increases dramatically with elevation. Most of Park City is between 7000 feet and 8500 feet above sea level. At these altitudes UV exposure can be 50% higher than at sea level. Think about how easy it is to get a sunburn on a blue-sky day at Deer Valley or Park City Mountain Resort; the sun has a similar effect on the exterior of a house. Stains add to the beauty of your home and also act as “sunscreen” for exterior woodwork. […]