The weather has warmed and the heavy rains of April and May have diminished. Now is the perfect time to think about painting the exterior of your home. Most New England homes experience quite a bit of wear-and-tear as the climate in our region can be tough on the exterior of homes and businesses. Here are a few reasons why painting your home’s exterior should be on your “To-Do” list this year.
Protection to the Outside of Your Home
As we mentioned, our region experiences a wide range of temperatures, humidity, and natural events like hurricanes and snowstorms. These events and shifts in weather can be rather tough on the exterior of our homes. One of the aspects of climate that homeowners should be concerned about is moisture getting into the structure and, in particular, into the siding of the home. Moisture can lead to leaks, rot, and mold. Keeping a fresh coat of paint on your home can protect it from the weather, particularly moisture from rain and snow.
Determining if Repair is Needed
Many times, painters discover exterior repairs that are needed due to the ravages of nature, pests, or the passage of time. These repairs can go unnoticed until a thorough examination is completed during a painting prep. Most homeowners can recognize peeling paint, stains, and bubbles, but rotting wood is sometimes trickier to identify until scraping at it during the prep for painting. Painting prep can be the inspection your home needs. It also means that repairs to siding, windows, and shingles will get done regularly.
Increasing Curb Appeal
Whether you are thinking about selling your home or just want to give your house a facelift, paint can be a great place to start. Home buyers usually decide within mere minutes whether a specific property is what they are hoping for. A fresh coat of paint on the exterior may be just enough to impress buyers into taking a look around the inside as well. Homes with peeling paint, stains, or repairs that are needed send a bad message, whether your house is on the market or not.
Increase the Value of your Home
Your home is probably your most valuable asset. According to Consumer Reports study on the Best Ways to Improve the Value of your Home, paint is one of the most cost-effective methods to boost the value of your home. The cost of a professional paint job is typically overshadowed by the prospective increase in the market value of your home. By maintaining the exterior of your house, you are looking at a potential return of up to 7%.
Jerry Enos Painting knows how to inspect, prep, and complete a professional look for your home. Take a look at our portfolio page to see some of the more recent homes that we have painted. Contact Jerry Enos Painting at 978-546-6843, or visit our website.