4 Reasons to Repaint the Outside of Your Home
Painting the outside of your home can be quite a bit of work and a sizeable commitment. If you’re one of the many homeowners questioning whether the value of a new exterior paint project is worth its cost, we have the answer for you: it is!
The benefits of a paint job go much deeper than just a fresh, new look … though that is another great reason.
Make your house stand out.
We all want our homes to look as great as we know they are. The best way to ensure your home makes a lasting impression is to keep the outside looking sharp. A quality exterior paint job is the most important step to creating an overall curb appeal. Make sure you go with a color that best fits your home’s overall aesthetic, and fits nicely with the landscaping of the property. “It’s also 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.” Neutral colors, such as grays, whites, tans, or browns, are always a safe bet. Don’t be afraid of using bold accents on the front door or trim to add a distinct look for your home.
Increase its 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. 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.
Protect it from natural elements.
A fresh paint job actually does more than simply look good. Quality exterior paint works 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. “A quality exterior paint job now can help you avoid larger repairs costs in the future,” Streb says.
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. “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.” The good news is that once these bruises are found, they are not very difficult to repair. Once they are addressed, a solid, new paint job can prevent these damages from reappearing.