3 Signs It's Time To Update Your Home's Exterior Paint This Spring
Now that spring has finally arrived, many NJ homeowners are enjoying being able to get outside and get things done around the house again. The spring month are the prime time for a number of outdoor projects around the house, and that includes having any work done on your home's exterior paint. This spring, we recommend that you take a walk around the outside of your home and take a good look at the condition of your exterior paint to determine whether or not this year is the year that it needs to be updated. If you are a little unsure of what you should be on the lookout for, there is no need to fear. In an effort to help you better determine if this spring is the right time to update your home's exterior paint, our team of skilled painting contractors have taken the time to put together this short list that we hope will be of help. In it, we will detail just a few of the signs that you can be on the lookout for that might indicate it's high-time for a new exterior painting project.
As you are walking around your home this spring, be on the lookout for any areas of your home's exterior where it looks like the paint has started to peel up. If you notice any, it's probably time to start looking at different color options and deciding whether you want to update it with something similar or something completely new. Paint that has started to peel, crack, or flake off is going to leave the underlying materials of your home more and more exposed as time goes on, making it very important to get a professional in there to apply a fresh coat. Pay special attention to any areas around your home where you find flaking paint on the ground but can't find exactly where it is coming from. Normally, this indicates that you have flaking paint near your roofline or around the upper levels of your home, and it's not a bad idea to break out the ladder and take a look to see how bad the issue is.
Dirty Patches That Won't Get Clean
Spring cleaning isn't always limited to inside your home, and in fact, many homeowners choose the milder spring months as the time to get outside and wash the exterior surfaces of their home free of any buildup or debris that might have settled during the fall and winter months. If you have any areas of your home's exterior that just don't seem to shed that dirt or grime that has settled in over the previous months, no matter how hard you try to get it out, it might be a better option to just look at applying a new coat of paint. A fresh coat of paint will allow you to get a fresh start and get rid of any grungy patches that could be bringing down the overall aesthetic and curb appeal of your home.
Thanks in large part to the continuous beating your paint receives from the sun, as well as the regular pounding it takes from the elements, your home's exterior paint is eventually going to lose its luster and vibrancy, regardless of which color you pick. If you noticed that your exterior paint is looking dull and faded this spring, why not take the opportunity to freshen it up and return your home to its original glory this spring? Freshening up your home's exterior paint is especially important if you are looking to put your home on the market this coming summer as it will give your home a significant boost in curb appeal and value.