Ages and Stages: Painting and Home Improvements Through the Years
Posted on January 12, 2018
Becoming the owner of a new house is the start of an exciting chapter filled with new opportunities and experiences. At the same time, owning a home comes with a set of responsibilities, and one cut corner can lead to a hefty fiscal consequence.
It’s important to take proper care of your home for a number of reasons―the most obvious being safety and functionality that help to maintain or increase property value. On a more materialistic note, we all want our homes to look good and represent our aesthetic values. But before design decisions can be made, homeowners must prioritize ensuring their home’s structural integrity, or even the most updated interiors are fruitless.
Drywall only needs to be replaced whenever it is damaged, such as from excess water or a poor wallpaper removal job. Monitoring all facets of home care can help extend the longevity of your drywall. And if the time ever comes to repair drywall, CertaPro Painters® can ensure a job well done to keep your drywall sturdy and eliminate signs of wear and tear.
Most interior walls will need to be repainted every eight to ten years. A good paint job can lengthen the time between repainting, but you might choose to repaint more frequently for design purposes. The best way to ensure longer-lasting interior paint is to choose a color you’ll love throughout the years, and to have it painted properly. Our team can help you decide on the right color for your home and apply it well to help that color remain for as long as possible.
Your home’s heating and cooling system can probably last several decades, only needing to be replaced at least 30 years into your home’s life. Though a tedious task, it is important to have a working furnace, both for your own comfort and for the time when you’re ready to sell your home. A faulty furnace could be a turnoff to potential buyers.
Be proactive about caring for your home. No matter the size of an update, it’s always best to get it done as soon as possible to ensure that your home is always ready for you to fill with memories.
A roof will likely have to be repaired or replaced every 20 years, and though it can be an expensive job, it is vital to take care of your roof as soon as it starts to wear. A flawed roof can hurt your home’s interior, ruining drywall or creating mold and mildew. It might seem like you’re saving some money by waiting on repairing a roof, but you’ll actually incur higher costs by waiting, as you’ll have more damage to repair.
Repainting the Exterior
Your home’s exterior should be redone every five to ten years, depending on things like climate, surface, and quality of existing paint. In housing, people do judge a book by its cover, so you don’t want to wait until your home looks outdated to polish up its siding. In addition to doing a high-quality paint job, CertaPro Painters® can restore impaired siding and power wash your home’s exterior to be sure it will remain looking fresh for as long as possible. Just like with your interior walls, it’s essential to pick a color you love so that you will be happy with your home’s curb appeal for the paint’s entire lifespan.