4 Reasons To Paint Your Home Exterior
Posted on March 30, 2023
Painting your home exterior is a big project. It is essential that you carefully evaluate and make sure that now is the right time for you to paint your home. If you’re struggling to come to a decision or to see the benefits of painting your home, we’ve got you covered! In this article, we’ll go over the four main reasons why it is important to paint your home exterior (though there are many more reasons not included in this list!). We’ll also delve into some of the most frequently asked questions we get about exterior painting. After all, our professionals are here to make your painting process as easy as possible, from research to clean up. Let’s get started!
1. It is Time to Pick a New Color Palette
The color of our home can have a great impact on the overall appearance. We all want our homes to look as great as we know they are. One way to do this is by making sure you choose a color that best fits your home’s overall aesthetic and fits nicely with the landscaping of the property. Each home has its unique strengths and focus points that would look best with certain colors, which is why CertaPro Painters® offers color consultations. However, neutral colors, such as grays, whites, tans, or browns, are fairly popular and typically safe. Don’t be afraid of using bold accents on the front door or trim to add a distinct look for your home.
“It’s a good idea to look at neighboring homes to make sure your new color won’t clash or be too close in tone,” suggests Lorena Streb, co-owner of CertaPro Painters® of Baltimore Central, Maryland. “For example, two yellow houses next to each other could make one look more washed out, depending on the specific colors.”
2. To Improve Curb Appeal and Increase Value
You have surely already invested quite a bit into your home, so you want to be sure that its value doesn’t diminish. A great way to secure or potentially even increase your home’s value is to keep its outside sharp and fresh. After all, a quality exterior paint job is the most important step to improving your overall curb appeal. Even the color of your front door can increase the market value! Studies show that painting your house can add to its resale value. It is definitely worth your while to have your home painted by a professional.
3. You’d Like to Add a Layer of Protection
A fresh paint job actually does more than simply look good. Quality exterior paint and the right exterior painting services work as an added layer of protection from the elements, helping to keep your home safe from weather damage, insects, and dust. The paint can even prevent exterior wood from rotting. Certain types of paint can protect from specific elements. If you are in a particularly sunny or rainy location, our local professionals will be sure to be equipped with the knowledge on how to best protect your home.
“A quality exterior paint job now can help you avoid larger repairs costs in the future,” Streb says.
4. There is Damage that Needs Repair
In addition to solving problems, a decent coat of paint will help you identify larger issues to your home’s exterior that you might not have already noticed. Working to repaint your home can reveal an array of small flaws ranging from mold, mildew, and water stains to rotting wood caused by weakened paint. The good news is that once these bruises are found, they are not very difficult to repair. Additionally, a solid paint job from painting experts can prevent these damages from reappearing.
“Many of our customers are really surprised when we point out condition issues they weren’t aware of,” says Streb. “We’re happy to be part of the solution.”
Exterior Painting FAQ
How Often Should I Paint My Home?
In short, it depends! How often you need to paint your home depends on the type of material your home is made out of and what area you live in. We’ve provided a general guide below, but it is best to talk to a local professional and assess the exterior of your home to get a true estimate.
- Stucco: 5-6 years
- Painted Brick: 15-20 years
- Aluminum Siding: 5-6 years
When is the Best Time to Exterior Paint?
Choosing the right time of year to paint your home will depend on a variety of factors––and weather is always a little bit unpredictable. We can definitely rule out cold, snowy winter as an ideal exterior painting season, and for similar reasons, early spring and late fall aren’t great options either. Therefore, from late spring, through summer, and on into early fall are usually the best times for exterior painting. If you’re uncertain about scheduling, you can always reach out to professionals for guidance!
What Exterior Paint Colors are Trending in 2023?
Our painters are already seeing some strong exterior paint trends in 2023. Neutral tones, such as beige and gray, are taking over the market. Blue, however, is also dominating a lot of areas. Pair any of these options with white trim and you’ll be on trend for sure!
If you’re looking for suggestions from the paint companies yourself, look to colors of the year. This year Sherwin-Williams chose Redend Point SW 9081. The color is a soft and warm neutral that would be perfect to bring relaxation into your space. Benjamin Moore chose Raspberry Blush 2008-30. This bold coral with a hint of pink will be sure to brighten up any space and will attract attention.
Paint Your Home with the Pros
As you can see, there are so many reasons to paint your home exterior! From general appearance to increasing the value, exterior painting is sure to make a positive change. With Spring just around the corner, now is the perfect time to schedule your own home painting. CertaPro Painters® provide exterior painting services that are sure to highlight your home’s beauty. Get a free estimate today and leave the rest to us.