Post-Winter Paint Updates Your Home’s Exterior Needs for Summer
Posted on June 20, 2019
- An upgrade to your home’s exterior paint is not just a cosmetic one, but a maintenance one.
- A professional painting project acts as a layer of protection on your home against nature’s elements.
- It’s time you make some exterior upgrades that make your home’s outdoor living spaces as welcoming as the interior ones.
We tend to shift our lifestyles to embrace homebody habits during the blustery winter months. The grill gets covered, patio furniture seat cushions get pulled inside, and we say “see ya later” to the garden and landscaping projects that filled our warm-weather days. We walk to and from the car, eyes on the ground, looking out for slippery spots. No one is paying much attention to how the exterior of their home looks in the winter.
When summer arrives, outdoor living spaces reclaim their place as hosting grounds and more attention gets put into the general aesthetic of your home’s exterior. People flock to their garden centers for fresh flowers and assemble a new set of patio furniture for the season. You should also be considering the bones of your home themselves in your exterior upgrades.
Your home’s exterior is a protective layer for you and your loved ones––and a resilient one at that––but a professional exterior painting or staining project along with some stucco, siding or fencing repairs can breathe life into your home post-winter. These types of upgrades are not only great for curb appeal, but are maintenance measures to keep your home protected from damage.
CertaPro Painters® can provide so much more than professional interior painting projects. You can call on our skilled team of professionals to complete exterior house painting services to boost the curb appeal of your house. Keep reading to learn about the services offered and why exterior maintenance is a smart investment you can truly be proud of…and that your neighbors will envy!
Exterior Paint Can Help Protect Your Home
One of the most obvious ways to refresh your home’s exterior is with a professional painting project. There is more value to this project than just a new color scheme. Consider your home’s property value. Having your exterior professionally painted is a valuable upgrade that can boost your curb appeal and potentially even raise the real estate value of your home.
If you’re thinking about moving in the next few years, an exterior painting project is worth the investment to attract a larger pool of buyers. Your home’s exterior will be the first impression buyers get of your property––they may even be doing a drive-by days before seeing the interior space. Seeing that the current owner has maintained the exterior of the property over time is a good signal to send out to buyers from the very start.
A fresh coat of exterior paint is, of course, beautiful to look at, but it’s also doing a lot more than just looking pretty. An exterior painting project that is skillfully applied will help protect your home from weather conditions like moisture from rain or snow. By investing in an exterior painting project now, you could be saving yourself from a pricey and more extensive repair in the future.
Paint that is not well-maintained and is showing signs of wear and tear can expose the bones of your home to possible rot, dust, and even pests. Think of it as a protective skin for your home from the elements. When exterior paint gets old it has a tendency to peel or chip away. That opens up your home to moisture that can sneak in and get trapped between the paint and your home. If left this way long-term, the structural integrity of your home can become jeopardized. Similar problems can arise with stucco or vinyl and aluminum siding that needs repairs and painting.
“All types of weather conditions can wreak havoc to your home’s exterior. By giving your home a new coat of paint, you can provide a satisfying protective layer and a rejuvenated look for your home,” says Jessica Belman of CertaPro Painters® of Eastside, WA. “Not to mention a place that you can now customize to meet your own style!”
Let’s not forget about the visual. Planning for a professional painting project is a fun opportunity to get your home on-trend with a fresh color palette that makes you happy when you pull up to your home each day. Updating colors to something that suits your personality a bit more can change your whole outlook on your living conditions. It’s a fun process too!
Color consultants at CertaPro Painters® can help you with the process of selecting the perfect exterior paint colors that will best complement your home’s look and feel. Let the team get hands-on with the actual execution, but feel free to play around in CertaPro’s exterior house painting color visualizer, My PaintColors. You can upload a photo of your own home or select from a library of exteriors to test out color palettes without even picking up a brush.
Remember, you can always keep the colors you have if you’ve previously found the perfect palette. A fresh coat of the same color will still accomplish so much when it comes to protecting your home.
Painting the exterior of your home yourself is no small job. Most homeowners don’t consider the prep work and knowledge needed to properly apply house paint. Professional power washing is an important prerequisite when you’re looking to have any surface of your home treated.
Having the surfaces of your home professionally power washed allows all vulnerabilities to show themselves so they can be properly addressed and repaired. This goes for all surfaces of your home, from decks to concrete floors to asphalt walkways to brick siding. Power washing should also be used ahead of applying a fresh coat of paint to an exterior surface to ensure old paint, dirt, mold, mildew, oil, or other substances gets removed.
The quality of the painting project will be compromised without the proper prep work. You don’t want the headaches that come along with a DIY exterior painting project that ends with an uneven and unattractive finished product that will deteriorate faster. Leave it to the experts who know all the boxes that need to be checked ahead of putting on that fresh, beautiful coat of paint.
Show Some Love to Your Outdoor Living Spaces
Any outdoor space you have access to should be just as welcoming as the interior ones you love. There’s no better way to spend a beautiful day than outside with friends or family right in your own backyard. You may be dreaming of a brand new deck remodel in the future, but there are some simple professional painting or staining projects you can get done that will save you time and money.
If you have a deck, fence, patio, or archways around your home, you know that the winter months can take a toll on those wooden surfaces. A professional residential painting crew can scrape, power wash, sand, and then paint or stain them to get them looking fresh and ready for the first BBQ of the season. And when you have your deck painted or stained it can really add new life to the wooden surface. Position your outdoor areas as places you can spend time in without looking around thinking, “wow, that could really use some attention.” The CertaPro Painting® professionals can remove those eye-sores caused by harsh weather.
It’s never too late to fix up your home’s exterior. Make this the year that you truly create an outdoor space that your home and lifestyle deserve. Unlocking a beautiful and well-maintained deck or porch can leave you with endless possibilities for hosting, eating al fresco, or just enjoying all that your home’s exterior has to offer in the beautiful weather.
You’ll be happy with new, durable finishes to all the surfaces that are giving you trouble, and also have peace of mind knowing that your home has been professionally protected from the elements. Getting ahead of minor problems now will prevent them from becoming bigger ones (with bigger price tags) in the future.
When it’s all said and done, you just want to be proud of your home. When you take good care of your exterior paint, it will take good care of you for years to come. The team at CertaPro Painters would be happy to lend their expertise to make that happen. Get in touch today at 1-800-689-7271 or schedule a free estimate online.