Residential Painting

5 Signs It’s Time to Repaint the Exterior of Your House

Posted on July 27, 2023

Over time, natural elements will weather away at the paint on your home’s exterior, drastically decreasing its curb appeal and causing damage. Here are five signs that it might be time to schedule an exterior painting estimate with CertaPro Painters® of Ridgewood, NJ:

  1. Fading paint from sun exposure: Continuous exposure to the sun’s UV rays can cause the paint on your home’s exterior to fade. As the paint fades, the vibrant colors that once adorned your home may become dull and lackluster, significantly reducing your home’s curb appeal.
  2. Outdated color scheme: If your home’s exterior paint color is outdated or no longer complements the overall aesthetics of your property, it might be time for a change. Updating the color scheme can give your home a fresh and modern look, enhancing its curb appeal and increasing its value.
  3. Peeling or cracking paint: As paint ages, it can start to peel or crack, especially in areas exposed to moisture or extreme weather conditions. Not only does peeling or cracking paint look unattractive, but it also exposes the underlying surfaces to potential damage, such as water infiltration, leading to more severe issues like mold, mildew, or dry rot.
  4. Gaps or shrinking wood: Over time, wood can shrink or warp due to changes in temperature and humidity levels. This can result in gaps forming between wooden surfaces, such as siding or trim. These gaps not only compromise your home’s visual appeal but can also allow moisture and pests to enter, causing further damage.
  5. Cracks in the caulk: Caulk is commonly used to seal joints and gaps between different surfaces, providing protection against water penetration. However, caulk can deteriorate over time, leading to cracks or gaps. These cracks can allow moisture to seep into the underlying structures, potentially causing rot or other forms of water damage.

Do you notice any of this happening to your home? By scheduling a free exterior painting estimate with CertaPro Painters® of Ridgewood, NJ, you can address these issues proactively. Our team of professional exterior painters will assess the condition of your home’s exterior and perform the necessary surface preparation and painting work to restore your home’s beauty and protect it from further damage.

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