After a cold and punishing winter, we look forward to welcoming the first signs of spring.
We open the windows, exchange the clothes in our wardrobe and begin planning for fun outdoor activities with our friends and families during the season. It’s important to note that the exterior of your home has also been exposed to the harsh effects of the winter season. The best time to paint the exterior of your home is the spring because latex paint is the most durable and has the most protective finish. Therefore, it is best applied when the weather is not too hot or too cold.
There are many reasons to paint your home’s exterior, including:
- Your home’s exterior paint has been subjected to inclement weather conditions. Snow, ice, rain and excessive humidity can negatively affect paint and cause cracking, blistering, flaking and peeling. Moisture can create mold and mildew and the ultraviolet rays of the sun can break down the paint’s binder. When the binder deteriorates, color pigment will wash away when it rains. Many surfaces contract and expand due to temperature extremes, which can result in paint flaking off or cracking.
- Prepping your home’s exterior for paint can expose any areas that needs repair. Exterior house paint has a life expectancy. Waiting too long to repaint may expose the wood to the elements which will result in wood that is rotted.
- Curb appeal is important, especially if selling your home one day is a possibility. Potential home buyers get their first impression of your home when they first see it. If your home’s exterior has peeling paint, exposed areas with rotting wood or is in shoddy condition, your home may not warrant a second look. It’s vital to choose exterior house paint colors that are universally appealing.
- Your home is your investment and as such, you always want to increase its value. Painting the exterior of your home will do just that, and the increase is far more than the cost of hiring painting professionals to do the best job possible.
For a beautiful and long-lasting exterior paint job by a skilled and professional crew, call Ed’s Painting & Const. at 201-582-6663 in Paramus, New Jersey or 845-213-3188 in Spring Valley, NY. You can also contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com .