Not only does pressure washing boost your home’s curb appeal, but it also helps protect your exterior materials. Because the outside of your home is constantly exposed to the elements, including sun, precipitation, dirt and plants, it can start to look faded or dirty. Most homeowners think they can touch up their fence or siding with a fresh coat of paint to make it look good as new. However, if the grime and pollutants are not washed away first, the paint job will be less than desirable. That’s because these pollutants prevent the paint or stain from adhering to the surface properly. Your fresh coat of paint will start chipping and flaking, and any existing mold or mildew that was left behind will only continue to grow and prematurely age your home. For those reasons, regular pressure washing, especially before refinishing a surface, is key.