Have you had the exterior of your home painted recently? Maintaining your home exterior paint is important as the paint outside the home can have a number of different effects. For those who have never considered the importance of their home’s exterior paint, McKay’s Painting would like to share why painting the exterior of your home matters. There are many reasons why the exterior paint of your home is important and why the exterior of the home needs to be repainted every few years. Here are some of the prime reasons that your home should be and needs to be repainted and maintained.
Enhance the Home’s Aesthetics
One of the more common reasons as to why homeowners repaint the outside of their home is to maintain the home’s aesthetics. As paint begins to age, stains can form on the outside of the home. The color can fade and look aged. To help improve the aesthetics of the home, often homeowners will invest on repainting the outside of the home. With a fresh coat of paint the entire home can look renewed.
Increase the Home Value
Not only does repainting the exterior of the home help enhance its look, it can also increase the value of the home. The cost of the repainting is a major investment that can return almost 100% back as an add on value of the home. Some homeowners may be preparing to sell their home and are looking for ways to increase the value and attract buyers.
Protect Home from the Elements
Above enhancing the home’s aesthetics and its value, one of the primary reasons to ever repaint a home is to protect it from the outdoor elements. The outside of the home is exposed to sunlight, water, intense winds and pests. It is important to protect the home from all outside elements, as these elements can also damage the home, starting from the outside and then work its way inside of the home. Mold can spawn from water that constantly makes contact with the home. Pests also invade homes that have exterior damage due to lack of protection. Sunlight can damage a number of different exterior materials. Wood and vinyl siding particularly need to be constantly protected from the sun. Termites look to attack homes with water damage, so to help prevent termites and other wood damaging pests, it is important to maintain the protective surface of the home.
Extend the Life of the Home
Maintaining the exterior paint of the home can help protect it from the elements and as the result, it can help extend the life of the home’s exterior features. Wooden surfaces are prone to rot, and mold. They can dry out and become brittle. Wood and other materials that are soft often require paint to help protect its surface. By maintaining the paint on the exterior of the home, you will help to protect the surface which will prevent the need to repair or replace exterior materials. To help extend the life of the home’s exterior it is important to maintain the exterior paint on the home.
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If you need your home exterior repainted or need help painting the inside of your home, contact McKay’s Painting today.