Why Should I Paint my Exterior?
With March well underway and warm weather rolling in, it’s time to start thinking about painting the exterior of your home! To some, the idea of this may sound daunting, but there are many ways that painting your exterior can actually make your life less stressful. At ONiT Painting, we make it easy! We are all about giving our customers peace of mind that their project will go smoothly and turn out beautiful. So, keep reading to discover 5 reasons why you should consider painting your exterior this spring!
To Protect your Home
Indiana weather can be harsh on your home. Your home is exposed to snow, hail, sleet, wind, rain, etc. for days and even weeks at a time. All of these could potentially damage your home—but the right paint can resist nearly all of these. Paint is a protective, shield-like outer coating for the surfaces of your house. It can prevent moisture from seeping into your home, preventing the outlandish costs of mold and mildew damage. It also gives an extra layer of protection against direct precipitation damage.
To Increase your Home’s Value
Having the exterior of your home freshly painted can have a major effect on your home’s final value. Some major renovations only offer a partial return on investment; for example, kitchen remodels average only an 80 percent return on investment. This means a $10,000 kitchen makeover would only increase the value of your home by an average of $8,000.
Exterior paint, on the other hand, offers a much more attractive return of 141 percent. This means that if you end up spending $1,000 on house painting, you can expect a home value increase of roughly $1,400—which is like earning $400 of extra value on top of the job paying for itself.
To Enhance Curb Appeal
If you plan on selling your home, exterior paint can greatly increase your potential curb appeal. Curb appeal is independent of both home value and personal appeal (though it’s related to those factors); instead, curb appeal is all about setting the right tone when a prospective buyer sees your home for the first time.
Think of it as getting your “foot in the door” for a potential sale—if they like the appeal of the exterior, they’ll be far more likely to venture in for more details and stand a better chance of actually buying. Also, it is a good idea to look around your neighborhood at the other homes’ color schemes to make sure yours will fit in nicely and stand out in all the right ways!
To Identify Damage or Repairs Needed
How often do you look at all of the exterior surfaces on or around your home? If you are like most people, then not very often. Having a qualified professional inspecting your siding, trim, soffits, etc. will uncover potential damages such as woodpecker holes, insect damage, and wood rot and then you can deal with it proactively.
To get Ahead of the Crowd
For so many of us, items on our “to-do” list can get repeatedly pushed back until it’s too late. It’s important not to do this with your Exterior Painting Project because, before you know it, it’ll be too cold to paint exteriors again. Then you might be stuck in the situation of having to wait until next year and hoping that the winter weather doesn’t further damage your home in the meantime.
Here at ONiT, we always try to maintain a wait time of 2-3 weeks for projects, but it does get significantly busier during the end of summer. Being proactive and having your Exterior painted in the spring guarantees not only that you will complete your project this year, but you will get priority scheduling as well.