Maintaining a quality exterior coat of paint on your home or property is important for several reasons. It is the first thing you you see when you come home and can significantly affect your attitude towards your own property. Having a good looking home can make you feel more comfortable in your own home and remind you that your home is yours and no one else’s. The protective surface that paint forms is also one of the most important structural aspects of your home, protecting all the underlying materials from weather, moisture, and ultraviolet damage. Finally a professional quality paint job is one of the easiest ways to add real value to your property. Similar to interior paint jobs, exterior paint jobs are cited by real estate agents as being one of the single most influential factors in the desirability and value of a piece of property.
Exterior paint and stain is one of the most important maintenance aspects of your home. A thin layer of paint and caulk is all that separates the structural aspects of your home from damaging elements, namely ultraviolet rays and rain, wind, dirt, hail, and other weather conditions. Maintaining your exterior coat of paint is essential for preventing premature failing of other structural aspects of your home. A quality exterior paint job’s lifespan can range from 5 to 10 years depending on weather conditions, product used, and the number of coats. Find more info on the lifespan of exterior painted surfaces in our article: When to Repaint.
Aesthetically, the color and quality of the exterior paint on your home dramatically affects how you view your own property. Is the color drab and fading? Is it a color someone else would choose? Or is it fresh and refined with a color scheme of your choosing that reminds you every day that this is your home.