Keeping your home or cottage maintained is one of the most important roles in home ownership. Keeping your home exterior paint maintained will not only help with the aesthetics, it will also help prevent damage from outdoor elements. If you’ve been asking yourself “does my home need to be repainted?” then the answer is most likely yes but if still unsure check out these 4 signs your home may need repainted.
1:Cracked or Peeling paint
This is the first indicator your house needs repainted. Over the years your paint will crack or peel due to weather, heat from direct sunlight or ice and snow in the Winter. Over time most home paints will crack or peel, it’s inevitable. Depending on the quality of paint, temperature when paint was first applied, and how many coats can all play a factor on how long your paint will last.
2:The Colour Has Faded
The main cause of colour fading is due to the suns UV rays. Overtime the suns UV rays will degrade the molecules in the paint causing fading.
Tip* when choosing a new paint colour consider using tans, beige’s and browns, they tend to fade less. Red’s Blue’s and yellows are most prone to fading.
3:Mold and/or Water Stains
Paint that has been exposed to water for extended lengths of time will be prone to mold or water stains. This will most likely occur to homes located in a flood zone especially near rivers or lakes. Be sure to use the proper chemicals to remove any mold and mildew and use a high quality water resistant outdoor paint. If unsure consult a professional.
4:You’re About to Sell Your Home or Cottage
Nothing gives a boost to curb appeal than a freshly paint house. Whether it be to brighten things up or to go with a more up to date paint colour repainting your home’s exterior will attract more buyers!
Repainting your home can be a time consuming and expensive venture, be sure to get some quotes from local painting pros. Check their references and previous paint jobs before committing to hiring them.
About the Author: The above Real Estate information on 4 Signs it’s Time to Repaint your House was provided by Andrew Weaver. Andrew can be reached via email at [email protected] or by phone at 705-230-8181. Andrew has helped people move in and out of many Simcoe County towns for the last 6+ Years.
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