Is It Time To Paint The Exterior Of Your Home?
Curb appeal is important whether you are in the market to sell your house or not. So, is it time to paint the exterior of your home? Many professionals have different opinions when it comes to how often you should paint the exterior of your house. Some will say that you need to paint it every 4-6 years, while others might say that you only need to spruce up your home after 10-15 years, so how can you be sure? The truth is that many factors may influence how often your home will need a fresh coat of paint. Things like the weather, pollution, and even paint quality can have an impact on how frequently you paint your home.
The signs you should look for are grime build-up, fading paint, hairline cracks and caulk splitting around the windows. If your home has 1 or more of these signs, it is time for a fresh coat of paint. If you are in doubt, and are not sure whether it is time to paint the exterior of your home, give us a call. At PhD Painting we provide free estimates and we would be happy to help you.
Another concern people usually have is what color combination to use for exterior painting. The colors you choose will also impact how often your home will need to be painted. The number one factor to consider when you live in Florida is how fast the color will fade due to sun exposure. At PhD Painting, we advise our customers to choose lighter colors that have a cool undertone. Dark colors and colors with warm undertones, such as yellow or red, will fade a lot faster. A few popular colors at the moment are light greys, light beiges, or greiges, which is a combination of the two. Here are a few homes to draw inspiration from:
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