How many times have you done this: look at the outside of your house and think it would benefit from being repainted only to decide it will do for another while as it is? We all do it, and we all do it more than we should.
After all, painting the exterior of your house is an essential maintenance job. This is because there are important reasons for getting your house repainted when it needs it. Here are our top five.
1. Saves You Money on the Cost of Painting
The longer you leave the painting job, the more work will have to be done to prepare the external walls. This will increase the cost of the work when you eventually get it done. In other words, getting the outside of your home painted when it needs it rather than delaying will save you money over the long-term.
2. Saves Time
Following on from the last point, it will also take longer to complete the painting job if you delay. Again, this is because delaying can cause the development of additional problems with the exterior. These will have to be resolved by your painter before they can apply the necessary new coats of paint.
3. Protects Your Home
The paint on the exterior of your home makes it look good, but it is also essential for the protection of the structure. Good quality exterior paints protect the building from the harmful effects of water and UV rays be acting as a barrier to both.
Water damage, in particular, is something that can happen to your building but often remains unseen until it is too late. Once you do detect it, fixing the problem can be very expensive and disruptive. It is much easier to prevent this sort of damage from happening in the first place, and painting your home helps to achieve this.
4. Makes Your House Look Great
The practical reasons are compelling enough for getting your home painted, i.e. the savings in money and time plus the additional protection that painting affords. Having a home that looks good is important too.
In fact, a well-painted house will lift your property, giving it a wow! factor.
5. Increases the Value of Your Home
This one isn’t important if you are not selling your home but if you are, it is essential. Having a well-painted property gives the right first impression to potential buyers. In addition, it demonstrates you have looked after and cared for the house. Of course, painting your house won’t, on its own, get you the sale, but it can help to sell your house faster and you may even get a better price.
Maintaining Your Home’s Exterior
While it is important to get the outside of your home repainted when it needs it, you should also maintain the exterior after the work is done. This will ensure it lasts for as long as possible, maximising the time between painting jobs. Of course, you can’t make the paintwork last forever, but by maintaining your home’s exterior, particularly through keeping it clean, you can extend its life.
In general, don’t neglect the exterior of your home. While you may not need to tend to it as often as other elements (such as the interior paintwork), it is equally important.