When Should I Paint My House?
Most often than not the answer is, right now. Whether you’re considering the interior or exterior of your home remember that you should be repainting every 4-8 years. Not only does paint fade but it begins to break down causing bubbling, peeling, and cracking which will cause a much larger hit to your wallet. If you begin noticing peeling or cracking on the exterior of your home address it immediately before it gets worse. In a severe case of exterior paint damage, the cost to repaint will increase by thousands of dollars. Why? Labor. The painting crew will have to scrap and sand the majority if not the entire exterior of your home. Depending on the size of the house and size of the crew working, sanding a home can take anywhere from 3-5 days. I can’t count how many times a customer has said to me “power washing will get the old paint off”. Oh okay. Power washing will remove some, but not all the damaged paint.
Your exterior paint isn’t just for looks. Although a newly repainting home looks amazing. The paint on the exterior of your home serves as a shield or barrier to the elements outside. Most importantly it serves as a water and mildew shield. Once that shield is broken, or once the paint begins cracking or peeling, water begins making its way to your siding. In some cases your home will begin experiencing water damage and leaks with the coming of inclement weather.
So, whether it’s your residence, place of business, or a rental property it’s a good idea to have the exterior repainting. I will save you thousands in the long run.