Never underestimate the power of a fresh coat of paint!
Painting is one of the quickest, easiest, and most cost-effective ways to give your home a facelift. While most homeowners and residents invest in painting and maintaining the interiors, the exteriors often go unnoticed. However, it’s hard to overlook the exteriors if you are a guest, a visitor, or a prospective home buyer (or even a salesperson, for that matter)! After all, first impressions make a world of difference.
Apart from beautifying your home, exterior painting attracts a bunch of other benefits that increase the value of your home – especially when done by professionals. In fact, a recent survey highlighted how painting the exterior of your home can fetch an ROI of 152%! How does that happen? Here’s a look:
Curb appeal is a term used by realtors to define the overall attractiveness of a property.
99% of the members of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) believe that curb appeal is crucial for attracting tenants and buyers. As such, painting your home’s exterior is a low-hanging fruit to boost its curb appeal without breaking the bank! Painted exteriors make the house look attractive and well-maintained – right at the first glance. In addition to getting rid of the unsightly flakes and faded sections, a paint job can transform your home into a hot property by changing the color to what is in trend.
Exterior paint is quite literally your home’s first line of defense. The layer of high-quality paint acts as a barrier between your home and external, corrosive elements such as the sun’s harsh rays or moisture from rain, sleet, and snow. Had the paint been chipped, the water would seep through and cause wood damage or rot. Similarly, faded paint that allows the sun’s rays to filter through would cause the warping or cracking of wood. Resultantly, these elements would eat into the very foundation of your home and render it useless. At the same time, it offers the inhabitants insulation from heat and cold – the direct effect of such elements.
As seen already, exterior paint is critical to the longevity of your home. And given this role, regularly painting the exterior of your home can increase its lifespan – after all, you are investing in increasing its efficacy.
Interestingly, such regular upkeep is not a hassle and hardly expensive since good quality latex or oil-based paint can last you a good seven to ten years! Of course, this life expectancy depends on a few other factors such as the climate, weather side, exposure, etc. However, if you get your home’s exterior painted by professionals and follow up with regular touch-ups, you can draw long-term value from this home improvement exercise.
One may think painting or repainting the exterior involves slathering on another layer of paint on top of the previous one. However, it is anything but so.
In fact, a professional paint job for the exterior walls is a detailed process involving different steps and equipment such as pressure washing the walls, inspecting for damage, carrying out repairs, removing paint and stains, and caulking. Such a string of activities and thorough inspection prep the external walls well before the cans of paints are opened. And at this preliminary stage, you may realize a few underlying issues that could be plaguing your home, and you can nip it in the bud before it becomes a bigger problem.
Painting the exterior walls of your home can increase its value by 2 to 5%! Such an impact comes as no surprise as we have already seen how paint can up curb appeal, prevent damage, and maintain its value over time. Plus, when you get professionals on the job, they can update, improve, and accentuate different facets of your home to make it look even more enchanting.
In other words, exterior painting services can breathe a new life into the property. So, whether you are looking to add a new flair to your home, find new tenants, or put your house on the market, painting the exterior walls is the swiftest way to make it look desirable and increase its perceived value.
Richard and Sons Plus Daughter has decades of residential painting experience. Since we only use high-quality Sherman Williams paints and have a dedicated team of professionals who deliver beautiful, long-lasting results. We’ve become the go-to house painters in Central Ohio. We don’t hire subcontractors, so you can be sure you’ll get the quality craftsmanship you paid for.
Whatever your reasons may be, exterior painting services are your best bet to increase the curb value of your home without going all out. From wood to cement to stucco bricks – there is virtually nothing that paint cannot upgrade. If you are unsure about whether your exterior walls need a fresh coat of paint or how you should go about it, feel free to get in touch with us, at Richard Sons and Daughter Painting, for a free estimate. We also offer free color consultations if you are looking to give your home the makeover it deserves. As residential specialists, we know what’s best for your home.