People paint the exterior of their house primarily for aesthetic purposes and to increase the value of their home but there is more to giving your house a colorful touch-up. Here are some other benefits of exterior painting:
Protects Your Home From Harsh Weather
Your home is constantly exposed to extreme temperatures and the damaging elements that they bring. A fresh protective coating serves as a barrier that can protect your residence from an extremely cold winter and a hot summer.
Prevents Termite Damage
Painting and staining surfaces can seal off otherwise exposed areas that can be vulnerable to damage caused by termites and other wood-eating pests.
Increases Curb Appeal
Here’s a tip if you’re planning to sell your house: give it a fresh coat of paint. It will initially cost you some money but the return will be worthwhile. A newly-painted exterior could boost not just your home’s appeal to potential buyers but also its value. Even if you are not planning to sell your house, an exterior refresh can boost its charm in your neighborhood.
Extends Siding Lifespan
Vinyl siding can ideally last for up to 50 years but everyday wear and tear can reduce its lifespan. Painting does not just help keep the vinyl sidings of your house looking fresh, it can also extend its life and keep money in your pocket.
Those on a budget can enjoy the reduced energy costs that come with having a fresh coat of paint on the outside. When homes are painted, the protective coating that helps the siding last longer can also keep the hot air inside and the cold air outside during winter. Cracks are also sealed and the home becomes more energy efficient than before.
Maintain Structural Integrity
Mold and mildew can compromise the structural integrity of the wood surfaces in your home. Unprotected wood can become more susceptible to water damage. If your wood surfaces are unprotected, they can absorb water from the rain and dew and this can cause them to soften, swell and decay. Damage may require replacing the boards or the entire decks or siding.