6 Signs It’s Time to Paint Your Home’s Exterior

We all know that an exterior house-painting project can be inconvenient and time-consuming. Hiring painting professionals can make the entire process completely painless. Exterior painting is an excellent investment that extends the integrity and appearance of your home.

When it comes to the elements, paint is your home’s first defense. The outside of your house is also the very first impression that guests and potential buyers receive. When paint fades, chips, or peels, those are sure signs that your home needs a new coat of paint.

If any of the signs above are true for you, it may be time to get your house painted. Getting that fresh coat of paint now rather than later can keep your home looking new and prevent further problems in the future. However, it’s just as important to do it right as it is to do it at all.

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Pay Attention to These Signs

Your exterior paint has a strong impact on your home’s appearance. Paint protects the exterior of your home from moisture and other weather damage. If your exterior paint is past its prime, it can cause problems for your home’s structure. Here are the signs to look for.

1. Flaking, Bubbling, or Cracking

If you’ve noticed any flaking, bubbling, or cracking in your paint, you may have other problems going on. They include dry rot, wet rot, or mold caused by failed weatherproofing. If a visual inspection reveals any of these signs, it is time to paint your home.

2. Fading

UV light tends to fade paint. It can even transform the pigment into a different shade. Beiges can turn into pinks very quickly when exposed to harmful sun radiation. Darker colors naturally fade faster than lighter ones. Abnormal fading rates can indicate problems with water intrusion.  A new coat of exterior paint containing UV protection will minimize this change from occurring and make your paint last longer.

3. Hardened Caulk

Caulk is designed to move and settle with your house. However, as caulk ages, it begins to lose its elasticity. This can be caused by extreme weather. If your caulk is hard to the touch and was applied at the same time as your last repaint, it may be a good idea to schedule a fresh paint job.

4. Signs of Wear on Exterior Features

You might not see signs of paint wear on your siding or the obvious areas of your exterior. However, it’s important to check hidden areas too. Your fascia, soffits, and trim should be inspected for damage. Elements such as gutters, downspouts, and garage doors need to be inspected and repainted, just like the main house.

Architectural features to repaint include window trim, doors, and porches. While painting your siding, these areas need to be taken care of too. These elements will pop out and look more substantial if painted in a lighter color than the main house. This is a popular choice for houses with beautiful details. A new coat of paint will also extend their longevity and boost curb appeal.

5. Signs of Water Damage

Weak paint coverage leaves your wood vulnerable to water damage. Look for deep cracks along the wood grain. Soft spots can also signal rot. Water damage can lead to other issues as well, like mold growth. These are signs that you need a new paint job.

6.  Perpetual Dirt

The exterior of your home is exposed to the elements, so it’s bound to get dirty. Over time, dirt and grime can become caked on. It reaches a point where scrubbing it won’t make it look clean. Some homeowners try pressure-washing, but it doesn’t always work. If this is the case for your house, it’s time to paint it again.

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Trust the Painting Professionals

If you’re trying to sell your home or simply need to improve its appearance, a new coat of paint will help greatly.  Professional painters can save you time, energy, and the hassle of doing it yourself. 

The benefits of painting your house regularly increase the lifespan of your home’s exterior and boost curb appeal. There is truly no better investment for your home.

When you’re ready to get your house painted, don’t just hire any company. Hire the professionals at Battle Born Painting. We’ll complete your exterior paint project to your expectations and satisfaction.  Our experts are experienced and knowledgeable in exterior and interior painting.  We can help you choose a color to make sure your home stands out.  We’ll guide you in the right direction.

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