Repainting your house sounds like a laborious, time-consuming task. However, the benefits of painting your house far outweigh the temporary inconvenience.
1. Protect Your House from the Outside-In
Homes are continually exposed to environmental factors like wind, rain, snow, ice, and even insects and wildlife. A fresh coat of paint can provide an additional barrier against outside elements.
Painting your house can also present the perfect opportunity to closely examine your home’s exterior for surprise cracks, leaks, or other damage. Early diagnosis of exterior home damage can reduce the need for expensive future repairs. If you do find cracks, a fresh coat of paint can also help seal your home to prevent costly water damage, mold, or mildew.
2. Enhance Curb Appeal
The exterior value of a home is referred to as “curb appeal”, or how others may perceive your home based on how it appears from the outside. Generally, a home is said to have curb appeal if it is well maintained, aesthetically pleasing, and inviting.
If you are wanting to one day sell your house, curb appeal will play a very important role in the number of contracts you could get. Buyers form an instantaneous judgment of the home just by looking at the outside and even the landscaping of the property. A fresh coat of paint can be a facelift it may need to turn heads in a positive way.
In addition, new paint can help mitigate the growth of things like ivy, wood rot, or fungi, which can make your home appear older than it is or scare potential buyers away.
3. Maintain HOA Compliance
If you live in a neighborhood that has a homeowners’ association, or HOA, leaving your home with a bad or deteriorating paint job typically results in a violation of an HOA rule which could result in fines. By giving your home a fresh paint job, you will stay in compliance with your HOA and may save yourself money, embarrassment, and extra trouble in the long run.
If you don’t live in a community with an HOA, painting your house may just be a nice thing to do. Nobody wants to live next to someone who has a neglected lawn or chipped siding. In fact, living next to a disheveled home may reduce the value of nearby homes, including yours! Home buyers typically seek out well-kept neighborhoods that are appealing both inside and out.
4. Make Your Home Unique
Everybody wants to live in a house that is special to them. Your decorating style in and outside your home is an expression of who you are. Your choice of colors and styles for the exterior paint of your home can serve as a reflection of your personality. You can choose a color to go with your personal sense of style, age, or location of your property. Even if the design of your house is the same as that of your neighbors, simply adding fresh paint and new trim colors can give it more depth and make it stand out from the rest.
A new paint job will not only refresh your home, but it will also improve curb appeal, protect it from the elements, and give you the chance to add your own unique touch.
However, painting the outside of a house can be a difficult task and should be left up to professionals. Professionals like Dependable Services can provide advice on when to paint the exterior of your home, offer fixes for issues related to weather, mold, or other outside factors, and recommend the best color, texture, and specifications to ensure that the right result is accomplished. Contact us today for affordable professional painting services and free consultation.