Repainting Can Protect You and Your Home
When was the last time you had your home’s exterior repainted or refreshed? Or actually walked around the exterior of your home lately to check for damage or wear? This is something all homeowners should do at the beginning and end of every season. But if you are unsure of the condition or need help deciding, here are a few issues you may want to avoid by maintaining your home’s exterior surface.
On average, experts recommend that the exterior of your home be repainted every 8 to 10 years. But this timeline will depend on several important factors. Such as:
- the weather conditions where you live
- the type of exterior on your home
- the previous paint job
If you have just purchased your home or if you are unsure of the condition of your home’s exterior, it is always best to consult the professionals, like CertaPro painters. They can determine the best course of action and also help you create a plan for what needs to be accomplished.
If you are concerned about the cost of repainting, do not fret. CertaPro painters can work with all kinds of budgets. And be reassured, the benefits of repainting your home are well worth your investment in the long run.
The Benefits of Painting the Exterior of Your Home
1) Raise your curb appeal & bottom line
One of the most obvious & immediate benefits of repainting the exterior of your home is improving the curb appeal. A fresh coat of paint is a great fix for signs of weather & wear.
Repainting reduces the visible age of your home, by giving it a more modern and updated look. Improving the curb appeal of your home will also increase your overall property value. This is of great benefit to you and your neighbors.
2) Keep out things that creep and crawl
No matter how small they are, critters and insects can do significant damage to a home. Especially termites!
Exterior paint helps to seal the most insect-prone wood on a home. The usual access point for insects is often at the ground level, which also happens to be where the paint will wear the fastest. Regularly inspect your home for termites, or other insects, in places where the exterior paint has become damaged and may be more susceptible to unwanted creepy crawly things.
3) Extends the Life of Your Siding
The main function of a home is to protect you and your family from the weather elements. Depending on your location, your home was likely designed using materials made to withstand a specific type of weather.
For example, homes in Denver often feature siding that is more impact-resistant. Every day that passes causes wear and tear to your home’s exterior siding. However, maintaining the paint on your siding will increase its longevity and keep it looking great no matter how old it is.
4) Protection From the Weather
Exterior paint is a barrier that protects your siding and/or your home’s structural integrity. It will extend the life of whatever type of exterior on your home.
This reduces the likelihood of damage and keeps the cold & moisture from penetrating your home. When moisture from rain or snow makes its way past the exterior paint and to the wood structure of your home, it can lead to serious problems & damage that can cost you thousands of dollars.
It is much easier & less expensive to maintain your home’s exterior by repainting when needed & keeping a watchful eye for any damage.
5) Prevent Mold, Mildew & Rot
Mold, mildew, and rot are a result of moisture repetitively penetrating the paint and wood of your home. If not remedied quickly, the wood will soften and weaken, posing a serious risk to you and your family.
Unfortunately, once wood rot takes hold, there is no undoing it. The only fix is to replace the structural wood – which will cost a lot more than if you were to regularly repaint the exterior of your house.
They say, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This old saying is definitely true when it comes to maintaining your home’s exterior. CertaPro painters can help you maintain your home or business’ exterior and keep it all within your budget too.