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How Often Should You Paint the Exterior of Your Home?


Paul the Painter

April 10, 2019

The weather is finally starting to get nicer out. Spring is a prime time of year to sell your home and buy a home if you’re looking. You can certainly tell when someone put a lot of effort into getting their home ready to be sold. My Arlington Painter wants to help you make the best decision when it comes to buying, selling, and taking care of your home. The exterior paint of a home is a vital aspect of your home. We want to help you keep your home in tiptop shape as well as help you get ready to sell if that’s your plan.

The exterior paint of your home is the primary protection for your home when it comes to climate and weather. Without it, your home would quickly begin the process of dry rot, wet rot, and mold. This then can lead to even bigger problems. So, it’s essential to your home. The question is: How often should you paint the exterior of your home? Many homes are made with wood siding and these in short require that they be repainted every 3-5 years. This seems like a lot, but it saves you money in the long run because if your home were to go unprotected it could cost you more to fix the damage than it would have to just repaint your home. If you start to see your paint fade in color, cracking, bubbling, or hard caulking, it is time to repaint.

When it comes to selling your home, this is invaluable not only because of the value you’re adding to your home but also the curbside appeal. People are more inclined to buy a house that’s not just beautiful but also looks like it was well taken care of. If you’re trying to make one more investment into your home before you sell it in order to increase the home value, then exterior painting is the way to go. There are always a lot of variables with that though. Among the biggest that you will have to decide is the color. You’ll want to make sure that it is a color your potential buyer is going to like. If you’re unsure with that color, then talk with our color consultant! We can help you make the best choice regarding paint color.

My Arlington Painter has each homeowners’ best interests in mind when consulting with them. We want to make sure you make a good decision and that you’re happy with it when it’s all completed. Whether you just need a routine painting to your home or you’re wanting to paint your home to sell it, then call us today! We can work with any deadlines you may have. Call us today to get a free estimate on the exterior painting of your home!

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