Painting is one of the most cost-effective ways to transform the look of your home. When you compare it to major renovations you simply cannot beat the level of impact that you get from painting in comparison to what you pay. However, painting the exterior of your home is still a major undertaking – even if you hire professional help. Deciding to paint the exterior of your Northern California home is not something you should do on a whim. Instead, you need to keep an eye out for common signs that it is time for a new paint job. If you notice one or more of the signs outlined below you should start thinking about bringing in a professional to paint your home.
A quality paint job can last for many years. However, there is no type of paint that will last forever on the exterior of your home. The sun and weather in Northern California will eventually start to impact the paint on your home. Paint can start to chip over time as it ages and is exposed to the elements. If the house wasn’t prepped and painted properly the first time, the paint can start to chip sooner than expected. If you notice chipped paint on your Northern California home then it is time to start considering a new paint job. Chipped paint can make your house look unkempt and old. A quality paint job that involves removing the old paint can completely transform your home.
In order for an exterior paint job to last, it must be done using the right type of paint. If you paint the exterior of your home with paint that is made to be used inside, you risk having the paint fade over time. Faded paint on the exterior of your Northern California home is a sign that it is time for a new paint job. There is nothing you can do to fix a paint job that was done using the wrong type of paint. The only way to fix faded paint on your home is to have your home repainted using paint that is formulated for outdoor use.
Siding can be damaged through exposure to the elements. In addition, issues like termites and wood rot can cause serious damage to wood siding. Siding that is in need of extensive repair may also require a new paint job. If you find that large areas of the siding on your home need to be repaired or replaced, it may be time for a new paint job as well. Touching up one or two areas that needed repair may not take long or require much effort. In the case of significant repairs, it may be easier to get a whole new paint job.
Do you think it may be time for a new paint job at your house? If so, give the pros at D&D Painting a call. You can set up a free inspection to get professional help determining if now is the right time for a new paint job on your Northern California home.