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The Unexpected Benefits of Exterior House painting and Staining

Posted on 26 January 2018 by Trey (0)

A good paint job adds beauty, character, and personality to your house. It transforms the look and appearance of your home, and it might seem as though you got a new home overnight. That explains why proper planning and preparation is important before startsing to decorate your home. One must plan the different colors, styles, and shades they intend to apply to their house before anything else. As a homeowner, you felt great and fulfilled when you apply your style and colorful touch to your home’s exterior.  Just don’t damage your back or spine taking on a big job like this!!

Why not let your unique style and personality shine on the walls of your abode? Homeowners often don’t understand the benefits that come with painting or staining the exterior surfaces of their homes. Applying paint on your home’s facades is probably one of the most exciting and fun things you can do. However, it’s also important to remember that painting your home’s exterior is necessary, and can save you money. Here are the benefits of exterior house painting and staining.

Protection from Harsh Winters

Moisture is one of those things that don’t agree with your exterior paint. High humidity, snow, frost, ice, and rain can wreak havoc on your home’s exterior paint by causing it to swell and soften. It’s also important to note that mold and mildew thrive in moisturized environments. Applying a fresh protective paint on your home’s exterior gives your residence a protective barrier that will ensure water and moisture stay out.

Improves your Home’s Curb Appeal

If your existing shade looks dated or your home’s exterior is worn, repainting it could be the perfect solution to it. For homeowners who are sprucing up their homes for sale, painting their homes’ exterior will provide the best look thereby increasing curb appeal for potential buyers. Remember potential buyers will decide to give your home a look based on how the outside looks like. If you were looking for a house to buy, you’d assume that a house with a dingy looking exterior paint job, or a peeling paint, isn’t worth viewing the interior. You’d prefer just driving by instead of going in to see what’s inside.

An effective exterior paint job will, therefore, improve your home’s curb appeal and boost the charm of your neighborhood. However, you must choose the right colors.

Prevents Termite Damage

Insects such as termites will try to come to your residence with everything they have. You should probably talk to anyone who has experienced this. It can be destructive to your property. Applying a protective layer of paint will ensure wood-eating pests are kept at bay thereby preserving the integrity of your home’s structure.

Extends Siding Lifetime

No matter the type of siding on your residence, applying a protective layer of paint will go a long way to extend its lifespan. You can add a couple of years to the lifespan of siding with a new coat of exterior paint. Well, we both know that this will save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars in expenses. At times, your existing siding can sustain some damage which leaves blemishes. A new coat of exterior paint will not only provide additional protection to affected areas but also temporarily repair or cover up the damage.

Objectively Increases your Home’s Value

The best investment a homeowner can make is that which involves investing a lot less than what he or she gets back. When evaluating your home, an appraiser will find a recently painted house to be of a greater final value than one with old, worn-out exterior paint. According to real estate professionals, applying an exterior paint on your home offers an attractive return of about 141 percent. You now know what to do.

Maintains your Home’s Structural Integrity

One of the things that can compromise your home’s structural integrity is the development of mold and mildew. The wood surfaces of your home are more susceptible to mold growth and water damage. However, a new coat of paint provides protection from mold and mildew thereby ensuring that your home’s structure remains strong and functional.