Spring is a time for freshening up our homes and washing away the grime of last year so we’re ready to roll for another one.
But it’s not just the inside of your home that deserves a once-over; the exterior of your home just might be ready for a sprucing up of its own.
There is no better way to invigorate the exterior of your home than with a fresh coat of paint. Painting your home can revitalize the look of your home, boost your curb appeal, and breathe new life into your little corner of the world.
But knowing when it is time to paint can be a tricky call. We think spring is a great time to paint your home for a number of reasons. The thermometer is in the safe zone for ideal painting conditions and it is a good time to protect your home from the scorching sun and opportunistic pests, while simultaneously increasing your home’s value and boosting its curb appeal.
Our team of painting professionals share their top five reasons to paint your home this spring.
Take Advantage of the Temps
Paint can be fickle if it is applied when the temperatures are too hot or too cold. It is always best to pay careful attention to the thermometer when you are planning on painting your home. If it is too hot outside, the paint can dry too rapidly before it has the chance to bind, which can cause cracking or peeling. Too cool and the paint can take too long to dry, and the wet surface may get embedded with particles of dirt and debris. The ideal temperature for exterior painting is 50 degrees, the average springtime temperature in Nevada. Just right.
Protect Your Home from the Sun
The blasting heat of the Nevada sun can do a number on the exterior paint on your home, causing several damaging effects, including:
Direct sunlight on your home can cause your paint to bubble and blister.
When blistering paint goes unattended to, it can result in peeling. And the elements, such as sun and excessive wind, can cause the paint to peel even further, causing it to pull away from the side of your home.
What was once a perfectly good color can morph into something that is not so nice looking and cause unevenness in the appearance. Dark colors are especially susceptible to the bleaching effects of the sun’s ultraviolet rays.
The powerful rays of the sun can cause a reaction in the paint on your home, making it produce a layer of dust, a phenomenon called chalking.
Over time, the sun can wear down the surface of the paint and cause it to crack, which exposes the bare surface of your siding. This can compromise the integrity of the siding by allowing moisture in, which can lead to rot.
Increase the Value of Your Home
When compared to other home improvement projects, painting offers a big impact and a high return on investment for a relatively low cost.
Late-spring, early-summer is home buying season, so spring is an excellent time to paint if you are thinking of putting your home on the market. Buyers will flock to a freshly painted home with great curb appeal—and possibly even spend more money.
Ward Off Pests
Wood-boring pests are always looking for a place to call home. Don’t let your house be the ‘X’ on their treasure map. Paint can deter pests from harming your wood siding because it masks the scent of the wood. So, if you’re not willing to share your home with carpenter ants, termites, yellow jackets, or woodpeckers, a fresh coat of paint will keep your home off their radar.
Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal
If your home looks welcoming and inviting when you pull up to it, it has good curb appeal. If it looks like it’s been neglected and seen better days, it could probably use a little pick-me-up. Spring is the best time to tidy up your home and create that curb appeal you’ve always wanted. Painting the exterior of your home can go a long way toward creating an enticing dwelling you will be proud to come home to every day.
At The Painting Company, we take great pride in providing exceptional service and superior results. We know that your home is your castle and we will take the utmost care to ensure you are completely satisfied with the results. Contact us today to learn more about how we can spruce up your home with a fresh coat of paint this spring.