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Why routine external wall paint is important

The condition of your yard as well as the condition of the exterior of your home are your home's first impression to anyone who happens to pass by it; and while you may be all buttoned up when it comes to the state of affairs of your front lawn, maintaining the exterior paint on your home may be a different story. Here are some reasons for you to repaint your house. 

Make It Feel New Again

We all want our homes to look as great as we know they are. And opening the same door and walking towards a similar looking building can get a little mundane after a while.  The best way to ensure your home makes a lasting impression is to keep the outside looking sharp. A quality exterior paint job is the most important step to creating an overall curb appeal. Make sure you go with a colour that best fits your home’s overall aesthetic and fits nicely with the landscaping of the property. It’s always a good idea to look at neighbouring homes to make sure your new colour won’t clash or be too close in tone, For example, two yellow houses next to each other could make one look more washed out, depending on the specific colours.” Neutral colours, such as greys, whites, tans, or browns, are always a safe bet. Don’t be afraid of using bold accents on the front door or trim to add a distinct look for your home.

Reselling Purposes

You have surely already invested quite a bit into your home, so you want to be sure that its value doesn’t diminish. A great way to secure or potentially even increase your home’s value is to keep its outside sharp and fresh. Studies show that painting your house can add to its resale value. It is definitely worth your while to have your home painted by a professional.

Protection from natural elements- 

Depending on the climatic conditions in the area where your home is located, dampness and moisture build up can be a silent killer. The exterior walls of your home are the most exposed to the elements and therefore need the highest levels of protection from moisture and dampness.

Over time, eveb the blazing sun takes a toll on these walls which end up drying and cracking due to the prolonged exposure. As time goes on, these smaller cracks can grow in size, making it easier for water, dust or any other unwanted elements to penetrate your home.

A fresh paint job actually does more than simply look good.

Quality exterior paint works as an added layer of protection from the elements, helping to keep your home safe from weather damage, insects, and dust. The paint can even prevent exterior wood from rotting. A quality exterior paint job will definitely help you avoid larger repairs costs in the future.

Repair Hidden Wear & Tear

In addition to solving problems, a decent coat of paint will help you identify larger issues to your home’s exterior that you might not have already noticed. Working to repaint your home can reveal an array of small flaws ranging from mold, mildew, and water stains to rotting wood caused by weakened paint. The best part is that once these bruises are found, they are not very difficult to repair. Once they are addressed, a solid, new paint job can prevent these damages from reappearing.

While some professionals will tell you you'll need to repaint the exterior of your home in as little as 4 to 6 years to keep it looking good; others will give you as many as 15 years before the work needs to be done.

Depending on where in the world you live, the exterior paint on your home will have different needs. Coastal homes, for instance, endure intense sun, salty sea air and sand, and exposure to those elements means you'll probably need a lot more exterior upkeep on your home. A home on the beach may need to be repainted as often as every year.

All in all the benefits of a paint job go much deeper than just a fresh, new look, athough that is one solid reason.

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