When Is The Right Time To Paint Your Home’s Exterior?

Posted by Sam Sundeleaf on Friday, April 16, 2021

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“With great homes comes great responsibility.” Is that the right quote? Maybe not, but you get what we mean. Owning a home can be something to take pride in but it also carries responsibilities and questions that are important to ask.

One valid question that may have brought you to this specific page is simply this: What are the signs that I need to repaint the exterior of my home? Don’t worry, we are here to help you find the answers that you need. We want to help you keep your home beautiful and healthy.

#1 Your Paint Shows Signs of Aging (Faded Color, Cracks, Flakes, Bubbles, Etc.)

The average amount of time that people need to repaint their homes can vary depending on the region and weather that their home is located in. On average though, it is usually between 5-10 years. If your home is located in a region filled with harsh winters or hot, sunny summers, you will want to consider painting your home a little more often than those in milder weather climates. 

If you are noticing that your home’s paint has faded, cracked, flaked or bubbled, it is a certain sign that the weather has taken its toll on your home and it is time to think about repainting. Keeping a close eye on these signs can also help you to know if there is any water intrusion or mold that you should be concerned about.

#2 The Caulking Is Brittle, Hard, Shrinking, or Fading

It probably feels unnatural to be worried about the caulking around your windows and doors when thinking about painting, however this is something that professionals can focus on when repainting the exterior of your home. Healthy caulking can keep out any unwanted moisture and pests- something we all want to avoid!

#3 You Are Ready For A Home Makeover 

If you are simply craving to be the shining house on the block again, it might just be time for an exterior makeover. Not to mention, keeping up with your home’s exterior is a great way to increase the value and marketability of your property.

Bonus Tip:

Please don’t wait until total paint failure to repaint. That’s a little like waiting until your engine has seized to change the oil… Routine care and touch-ups are invaluable, extending the life of your paint, minimizing decay/damage, and ultimately decreasing the expense of your full repaint when the time comes.

So there you have it. Three signs to help you know if it is time for some new paint. If these signs confirm that it is time to get started, give us a call. We are ready!

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2037 SE Ochoco Street
Portland, Oregon 97222
(503) 236-9797

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