So you’ve got a house.
Like all homeowners, it’s one of the biggest investments you’ve ever made.
You hold a sense of pride in your home, and you want to keep it in good shape.
After all, nobody wants to be the neighbor who lives in the ugliest house on the block.
There are so many different things you can do to improve your home.
Landscaping, roofing, renovations, the list goes on and on.
One of the simplest, most cost effective ways to help, though, is through a fresh new residential exterior painting job.
Most folks have a limited budget when it comes to improving their homes though, and so you might have other priorities.
How do you know when it’s time to book a professional painter, though?
Think Of The Season
Because we live in Philadelphia and not Florida, we have this thing called winter.
We’re just coming out the other side of it, so it’s probably the last thing you want to be thinking about right now.
But that’s how it goes.
There’s a certain point at which you just can’t paint outside anymore.
Paint technology has changed over the years, and it’s no longer the case that it only dries when it’s warm out.
However, you still can’t paint in the winter.
Not only does the paint not dry properly, but most painters won’t want to freeze their butts off to paint your house when they have plenty of interior painting jobs available.
So keep that in mind.
Think Of The Curb Appeal
When you think of a beautiful home, one of the first things you might think of is its curb appeal.
They say first impressions are everything, and that’s as true with meeting new people as it is with your home.
If you’re hoping to sell your house, this first impression is among the most important.
But even if you’re hoping to impress your friends and family, or you just want to feel better when you return home after a long day at work, curb appeal makes a big difference.
If you pull up to your house and aren’t satisfied with what you see, take a look at what you can do to improve that.
You might think of things like landscaping, gardening, or replacing that front door you’ve always hated.
But consider the paint – chances are it will improve your curb appeal by a significant amount.
In particular, take a look at the exterior trim, windows, and other accent areas.
These spots are easy to overlook, but you’d be amazed at how much of a difference cleaning them up can make.
Think Of The Damage
This is probably the simplest way to figure out whether your home needs an exterior paint job.
Usually, paint damage is pretty obvious.
It might just be some water damage near your water spout, or it could be that the sun has faded part of your house but not all of it.
Hail can also cause quite a bit of damage.
In these cases, it’s a good idea to repair the damage and give it a fresh coat.
But the reasons go beyond aesthetics.
After all, paint can serve as a protective layer for what lies underneath.
If it’s wood you’re painting over, like many folks have in their fascia & soffit, painting over it can actually protect it and cause it to have a longer lifespan.
Leaving it damaged will just leave more avenues for it to be further damaged.
So not only does it make your home less appealing, it can also shorten the length of it.
Call PurcellPro Painters Today
Do you have questions about painting your home’s exterior?
If so, call PurcellPro Painters today.
We’re happy to help by offering opinions and providing you with a free estimate for any exterior residential painting work, or any other painting work you’d like done.
We’ll arrange for a free on site estimate for any interior or exterior painting needs you have.Purcellpro Painting Inc
642 Cowpath Rd suite 293,
Lansdale, PA 19446
At Purcellpro Painting Inc we pride ourselves on top quality painters and painting solutions for residential and commercial customers in Montgomery and Bucks counties, Pennsylvania.