Maybe you recently walked up to your house and noticed the paint just isn’t as bright as it used to be or maybe there’s cracks. How do you know it’s the right time to repaint?
Multiple problems occur when a house needs a paint job. If moisture gets past the paint, it could cause further damage. Plus, your home’s exterior can look gross as paint becomes damaged.
How To Know It’s Time
Nicer Look: A new coat of paint can freshen up the look of a house. Paint colors fade over time due to the sun and weather. By repainting a house, you could possibly raise the property value of your home and give it more “curb appeal”.
Paint Damage: Moisture is destructive to your home. Bubbling, peeling, or cracking paint can be signs that water made its way past the protective layer of paint into the wood.
Wood Exposure: Exposed wood is particularly vulnerable to weather and moisture. If you see exposed wood, it could be a potentially critical situation needing immediate attention. Paint is your main defense against moisture, and exposed wood means the paint has worn off. The costs of repairs could rise the longer the wood is exposed.
Worn Out Caulk: Expanding and contracting with temperature changes, caulk helps to seal the cracks and crevices. However, caulk can get hard and brittle over time. It might be time to hire a professional to recaulk if the caulk around your house is hardening, flaking, or missing.
Repainting the house might not be as expensive as you might think and could cause your house to have a restored layer of protection with a fresh new look. Need a paint job? Call Heaven Sent Exterior Solutions to find out more about our paint services at (469) 264-5176.