Want To Increase Your Home’s Curb Appeal? All It Takes Is A Fresh Coat Of Paint
Posted on May 24, 2018
Want to give your home a timeless look? The good news is it doesn’t take much more than a fresh coat of paint.
Exterior paint is an affordable way to improve a home’s curb appeal and transform it into the home you’ve always wanted. Fresh paint offers more than just an aesthetic improvement, too – painting the exterior of your home can protect it in several ways.
Paint safeguards your home’s siding and trim from deterioration caused by harsh weather, insects, and grime, and can extend the lifetime of your siding. It can also give you an opportunity to catch existing rot and termite damage before it can set in.
Spring is upon us, and it’s time for your home to get a fresh new look for the coming summer months. Let’s take a closer look at why an exterior paint job may be just what your home needs.
Guard Against Bad Weather and Sneaky Insects
A quality layer of exterior paint is your home’s first line of defense against damage. Spring is a season teeming with new life; unfortunately, this includes termites and other pests that are waking up from their long winter’s nap. Devouring old trim and siding is the first stop for their spring buffet! Exterior house painting services can thwart even the most determined termite’s efforts. Staining and painting can also seal off areas that would otherwise be exposed to wood-eating pests.
April showers bring May flowers, but they also bring water damage. Investing in exterior house painting before the storm clouds roll in will protect one of your biggest lifetime investments with an extra layer to brave the elements. At CertaPro Painters®, we do more than just paint; we also inspect for existing damage that may have otherwise gone unnoticed.
Catching rot early can save you a lot of headaches in the long run, especially when it’s more affordable to address such problems now. It’s impossible to be aware of the beginnings of rot and termite damage when it’s tucked away in the far corners of your trim. Experienced painters get up-close-and-personal to identify small flaws.
Add Years to Your Siding’s Life
The longer your siding lasts before needing to be replaced, the more money you’ll have to dedicate towards other home improvement projects. Did you know you can add value and longevity to your vinyl siding by painting it? If you delay painting your current siding, it can deteriorate faster. Vinyl siding should last up to 50 years. This lifespan gets shorter and shorter the longer your home exterior goes without a new coat of paint.
Replacing vinyl siding can be expensive. According to Home Advisor, the typical cost of residing a home is between $5,023 and $13,853. The national average for residing a two-story house is $9,283. Painting saves money by prolonging the lifespan of your siding.
Get the most out of your siding and keep it in tip-top shape with a new coat of exterior paint. Chances are, your pocketbook will thank you.
Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal
Do you live in a cul-de-sac where all the houses look the same? Separate your home from the pack and boost curb appeal with a fresh new look. Paint makes a dull house pop and can change the entire look of the home for less than the cost of most minor home repairs.
As you consider color schemes that will make your home stand out in the crowd, consider how they fit with the surrounding homes and parcels. Co-owner of CertaPro Painters® of Baltimore Central, Lorena Streb, suggests that you “make sure your new color won’t clash or be too close in tone” to the surrounding homes.
You want your house to flow with the aesthetics of the neighborhood while making it distinctly yours. Neutral colors, like mild earth-tones, whites, and grays are a safe bet. For some extra flair, go for some bold accents on the trim or front door. A tasteful color scheme can add value to your home by making it shine.
Express Your Unique Style
Finding a color scheme that you connect with can make a new house feel like a home. It can also simply be a nice change of pace.
There is such a thing as too much pop, so be sure to be tasteful and timeless when selecting your palette. You want your colors to reflect your unique style while adding value to your home. Consider how the choice of colors will affect resale value. This is especially important if you plan on selling your home in the next few years. A tranquil taupe or deep green has widespread appeal that will last through the ages.
It is a perfect time to get a jumpstart on protecting and upgrading your home with a crisp coat of exterior paint. Wood-munching pests, mold, mildew, and rot are no match for a professionally-executed exterior paint job. Take the opportunity to express yourself while adding value to your home. Contact CertaPro Painters®, North America’s Most Referred Painting Company®, for a free painting estimate.