If you’re looking to paint the outside of your home in the Orange County Area, then the best time for you to do so would be either Spring, Summer, or the Fall. With Spring just around the corner, a lot of people question how often they should be painting their homes exterior. To answer this, there are several different factors to take into account; some practical, some aesthetic. Below are some of the most important things when deciding how often you should paint your home.
Paint When Necessary
First of all, if the exterior of your home begins to show signs that it needs to be repainted (e.g. the paint is peeling, or is becoming discolored), then
go ahead and paint it. Generally, the bottom of the paint around the base of your home will need repainted first, so check for these things first. Now, there are people who will notice that the bottom of their home needs painted, so they only paint the bottom. However, if you are someone like this, you’ll find yourself having to paint the rest of it shortly after. Rather than do a stressful job twice, get it all done at once.
Rule of Thumb
A common rule of thumb for those who paint their homes’ exterior in the Orange County Area is that a repaint will be required between every 5 and 10 years. That being said, if where you live receives a lot of bad weather (or there have been heavy storms recently), then waiting this long may be too long.
Selling Your Home
When it comes to selling a property, it’s always in your best interest to get the most money out of the sale. In order to do this, you must present your home as best you can. By repainting your home, you can raise your property value and make the property more appealing to possible buyers. On top of making your home looks fantastic; a new coat of paint can be used as element protection.
Last but not least, how often you decide to paint your home can depend on the type of paint that you use. If you used inexpensive and low quality paint to paint your home before, then it will need a fresh coat sooner. If you use paint which costs a little more, and is a high-quality paint, then it will remain intact for a longer amount of time. By getting a decent paint and doing the job property, you can save both time and money.
To wrap things up, here is a worthy piece of advice to keep in mind. If you delay painting your home or are too lazy to get the job done, then when you eventually get around to doing it, it will be a lot harder to do. Call Laguna Painting today and receive a free estimate on your home.