Exterior House Painting: Signs It’s Time to Paint

How do you know if it’s time to paint your house? Generally, homeowners should expect to repaint their home’s exterior at least every ten years, if not sooner. Of course, this all depends on multiple factors such as climate conditions, the quality of paint used, maintenance, and more. Below are a few signs that will indicate if you need exterior house painting.

 

Peeling

Peeling is perhaps the ultimate sign that you need to repaint your home. Overtime, moisture gets under the paint causing it to dry up and come loose. If the paint is peeling or flaking, it must be removed and repainted.

 

Cracking and Gaps

Overtime, weather conditions such as sandy wind, strong sunlight, and storms can cause the paint on the exterior of your home to bubble or crack. Once you see gaps or cracks from door and window frames it is probably time to call a professional to caulk and seal areas between the walls, windows, and doors and apply a fresh coat of paint to get your house looking like new.

 

Fading

Consistent sun exposure and water intrusion are main causes of paint fading. Once the colors lose their vibrancy, it is a sign that the house exterior needs a fresh coat of paint. Pick your colors wisely, as darker colors don’t last as long because they tend to absorb more sunlight and heat, especially in warmer climate areas.  

 

Rotting wood 

Paint helps protect your home’s exterior walls. So, if you have a wooden house or trim and start to see rotting, it’s a sign that your home needs a new paint job to stop further damage.

 

Age

The life span of paint varies across different paint brands. Poor-quality paints will usually last about 5 years, while high-quality paints will last longer, up to ten years. 

 

If the exterior paint on your home is faded, peeling, cracking, or if the color just doesn’t appeal to you anymore, it’s time to call in the professionals. Whatever your painting needs may be, Bicalho Pro Services is ready to help with any exterior house painting projects. Email or give us a call at 561-672-4970 and we’ll be happy to give you a free estimate.

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