When Should I Paint My House?

thinkingHow long should a new exterior paint job last?

Would a fresh coat of paint help sell my home?

Do weather conditions have an effect on an exterior paint job?

Are you currently thinking about painting the exterior of your home? But don’t know the answer to these and other questions?

Here at Ravlin’s we want to make the process easy and painless. Our painting experts have come up with a list of some scenarios to help answer these questions and help you know when the time is right to bring your home’s exterior back to life with a new coat of paint.

1. Every five to eight years depending on your home’s material, the climate, and type of paint you previously used. In high humidity areas, we recommend a bit more frequently.

for sale2. When you’re getting ready to sell your home, it’s never a bad idea to refresh the color to increase the curb appeal. “The shell — the outside front — is probably the most important area for improvement, the area where you can make the biggest improvement with the smallest amount of cash,” says Pat Lashinsky, president and CEO of ZipRealty.

Peeling Paint Job3. When paint is peeling or chipping, look at paint as armor for your house. Paint protects your home from the weather, trees, etc. When your paint is peeling, it leaves room for rot to happen. 

 

snow houase4. When considering painting your home you have to account for extreme weather conditions.Paint needs time to cure, and rain is its biggest enemy. Intense humidity can get underneath the paint and cause it to bubble. 

There are a lot of questions that come up when considering if you should paint your home. Ravlin’s is here to help. Call us today and we can provide a free estimate and our professional opinion, 855-RAVLIN4 (855-728-5464)

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