With winter almost coming to a close, it is essential to think about re-painting the exterior of your home!
As painting contractors, we see a lot of homes neglected throughout the years resulting in extremely chalky surfaces and peeling.
1. Resin Degradation
Some homeowners may believe that a paint job is purely for aesthetic reasons, however as paint weathers the cured paint film composed of resin (binder and film former) and pigment (components that provides opacity and color) degrades forming "chalk" on the surface.
The longer the surface is left untouched the more "chalk" can form on the surface
This can leave your home exposed to the harsh UV Rays and create further damage to your home.
As a paint job is reaching its life expectancy, repairs may become noticeable to the contractor that is painting your home. With substrates such as wood expanding and contracting with fluctuations in temperature, paint that is not flexible can peel or crack exposing the wood to moisture.
If a homeowner prolongs the need of a exterior paint job, the moisture exposure to the wood can create rot.
Remember, it is much more cost effective to repair something rather than replacing it.
3. Increase curb appeal and Increase value
The easiest way to increase the curb appeal of your home is getting the exterior of your home a new paint job. Whether it is your intent to sell your home or to be the prettiest home in your neighborhood, the effects of a new paint job is easily noticeable. A new paint job not only shows off a new color for your home but is noticeably cleaner than the surrounding homes in your neighborhood. However, if you have plans to sell, following popular color trend can attract new buyers to take a look at your home compared to others in your market.
4. It is just time to paint
We have homeowners asking us on a regular basis on how long their paint job will last. During our preparation process we do not skip a single step to ensure the best possible paint adhesion. However, the location of your home dramatically effects the longevity of the paint job. If your home is exposed to the sun regularly, UV rays can more rapidly deteriorate the cured paint film exposing the pigment as chalk. If your home is located in a high moisture region, issues such as mildew can occur. An accurate time frame can not always be given to the longevity of your home, give us a call or shoot us over an email and we will be more than willing to give you a quote and inspect your home.