Few things are better than the satisfaction of the end of harsh winter weather, and the introduction of warmer, brighter spring weather. Spring marks the period where you can spend more time outdoors instead of simply huddling inside all day. With this also comes the opportunity to go ahead and perform some much needed maintenance work on your home, one of which should be painting. Here are 4 reasons why you should paint your house this spring.
Your Home’s Exterior Is Stressed Out
No, this doesn’t mean you need to contact a psychologist for your facade! Rather, your home has been put through intense exposure to wind and rain over the winter. This excess moisture can wreak havoc on the paint outside your home, as penetration or prolonged exposure to it can lead to the paint swelling or softening. Neglect this and the result can end in cracking, blistering and peeling of the paint layer, exposing the more delicate siding underneath.
Beyond this, the expansion and contraction of the siding from the extreme temperature fluctuations can result in the paint layer underneath cracking and flaking of if it is isn’t flexible enough. Sun exposure is an issue as well, as it can break down a paint’s binder, releasing the pigment that gives the paint its color. Make sure to inspect for signs of this after each winter!
There Are Repairs You Need to Check For
While there are several issues with your siding that can be spotted at a glance, there are also many problems that tend to be more elusive to the eye. During the preparation work prior to painting, contractors tend to spot small issues and signs of danger among the surface of your siding that you otherwise would have missed. This is a possibility that grows with each year the paint is there, and if the paint reaches the end of its life expectancy, then it is vital you repaint it to avoid exposure to moisture rotting, insects etc. It is more cost effective to replace the paint layer when it’s time rather than the siding that’s underneath.
Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal
First impressions are important, especially when it comes to your home. As a reflection of how you and your family live, you want to convey a positive, well-kept image, and few things taint that image more than faded or cracked siding. Maintain a positive reputation with your neighbours by ensuring that your homes facade, and all other parts of its exterior for that matter, is well tended to.
Increase Your Property’s Value
In addition to good first impressions, having a positive facade is one of the best ways to retain your home’s value. People often decide whether a home is worth looking into depending on how it looks outside. If a home has peeling paint, broken or missing trim, and has faded coloring, then potential purchasers will assume that the inside is just as bad if not worse, and dismiss your property. Therefore, maintaining your home’s exterior paint not only saves you money on repairs, but can help you make more money in the long run.
As you can see, there are several perks to having a sealed, stunning new layer of paint on your home, which is why it is vital to replace that layer when it has reached the end of it’s projected lifespan, and even before that if necessary. Interested in having an inspection or new layer of paint added to your home? Contact us at 781-393-4427, or fill out an online inquiry form. We’d love to work with you!