Spring has always been the preferred time to tackle exterior painting projects. Exterior latex paint achieves the toughest, most durable, and most protective finish in mild weather when temperatures aren’t too hot or cold. Painters in Canton, GA are about to be out in full force, sprucing up homes with a new exterior paint job. If you’re still on the fence about it, here are a few great reasons why this spring is the perfect time to update the paint job on the exterior of your home.
Weather Conditions Stress Exterior Paint
Various weather conditions can wreak havoc on your home’s exterior paint job. Moisture is especially disruptive because it causes paint to soften and swell. This leads to the paint cracking, peeling, flaking, and blistering over time. In addition to degrading the paint’s appearance, moisture also invites mildew growth.
As the sun’s UV rays beat down on your home, it can cause paint erosion as the paint’s binder deteriorates. This releases paint pigment as a chalk or powder that washes away in the rain.
Temperature conditions in Canton can fluctuate wildly, causing wood surfaces to contract and expand. If the paint on the surface isn’t flexible enough to keep up, you’ll see cracks and flakes in the finish.
Improve Your Home’s Value and Curb Appeal
Spring has a reputation for being the best time to sell your home. Whether you’re looking to sell soon or you’re there for the long haul, painting the outside of your home goes a long way to increase its value and curb appeal. In fact, the value you add to your home with an exterior paint job is often greater than the cost of paying a professional to do the job. Even something as small as touching up shutters and trim can ultimately increase your home’s value.
If you intend to sell your home, it’s important to know that most potential buyers judge by what the exterior looks like. They assume the interior probably isn’t worth their time if the outside has peeling, fading, or dingy looking paint.
Painting Reveals Needed Repairs
You’d be surprised at how the prep work for an exterior paint job will reveal areas in need of repair. Don’t postpone that new paint job if your home’s exterior paint is reaching the end of its lifetime. Otherwise, you risk exposed wood rotting when it’s not sealed from the elements by the protective finish of exterior paint.
There comes a time where it’s obvious that your exterior paint has seen better days and it’s time to update with a fresh, new color. J Stevens Painting uses only top-of-the-line paints that will extend the life of your home’s exterior finish. Contact us or call 770-365-6889 for a free estimate on a springtime exterior paint job.