Spring Home Exterior Painting
We have been enjoying the Spring here in the Valley, and this great weather also makes it a great time to paint your home exterior. Soon, summer will be in full swing and families will be busy and some of them will even be away. Today we’re going to talk about some of the reasons you should consider painting your home’s exterior this month.
Exterior paint gives your home a fresh, new look. If you didn’t care for the color of the home when you purchased it, or previously used a paint color you no longer enjoy, painting your house a new color will revitalize your feelings about your home. You’ll remember why you fell in love with it, and nothing creates curb appeal like fresh paint.
Another reason to paint your home is that it will protect the painted surfaces. When paint ages, it loses its ability to protect. New paint prevents sun damage, water damage, aging, and decay. Painting now precludes the need for repair or replacement of wood and other building materials which can rot if unprotected.
Increases home value
Painting your exterior can also raise the value of your home and encourage neighbors to perform minor upgrades.
Paint is one of the few upgrades which adds more than the cost of the job to the home’s value. While a kitchen remodel only offers 80% ROI, a paint job offers up to 140% ROI. There are virtually no other upgrades which can accomplish as much bang for the buck.
Inspires neighbors to act
Pamela Steber, a house hostess and longtime volunteer for Habitat for Humanity in Peoria tells us, “We see it a lot: we’ll start building a new house in the neighborhood, and pretty soon the neighbors up and down the street start cleaning and fixing up their homes because they know their property value is about to increase. Neighborhood pride kicks in.”
While painting isn’t on the same caliber as a brand new house, your neighbors are watching when you paint, and some of them may be motivated to beautify their properties, too.
Finally, exterior painting is a proactive means of insect and damage detection. Many homeowners don’t realize they have a problem with termites, Wood-boring bees or even wasps. Painting is also the time when other types of damage can be discovered and managed while still in the minor stages, thereby preventing a small problem from becoming a more significant repair in the future.
If you’re considering painting your home’s exterior, why not give us a call?
Patterson Construction Company installs and repairs residential roofs of all kinds, skylights, roof ventilation, fascia and underlayment on Phoenix-area homes. Call 602-825-3638 for a free quote today!