5 Signs it's time to paint your house

As we mentioned in our last post, summer is the perfect time to tackle some of those outdoor projects, including painting the exterior of your home.

But how do you know it’s the right time to take the plunge on this seemingly daunting task?

Here are five of the signs we see at Color Expressions Painting that tell us it is time to paint the house!

1- Your curb appeal is lacking

In most Northern VA neighborhoods, curb appeal is a real thing. You don’t want to be the one house in your neighborhood that is bringing down the overall aesthetic of the neighborhood. Make sure your house is looking its best with a fresh coat of paint.

2- Your utilities cost more than usual

While you may not realize it, the prep work for an exterior paint job is the most important part of protecting your home from the elements. When we are prepping for the job, we will redo caulking which will seal any visible gaps. When the gaps are filled, cold air can’t get in during the winter and warm air can’t get in during the summer.

3- You’re not happy with the color

You don’t need a technical reason to repaint your house. If you are unhappy with the color of your house, now is the time to fix that! You should feel great about the place you spend most of your time and that includes when you drive up to it every day. Call us today to pick out a color that makes you smile!

4- Your house needs protection

If your house has peeling paint or cracked wood, you could be in big trouble. These are some of the first signs that the exterior is compromised. You don’t want to wake up one day to major rot and mold in your exterior walls.

5- You want to sell your home

Painting the exterior of your home is an easy way to add to your home’s property value. If you are getting ready to sell your home, you’ll want it to stand out from the rest of the market. Updating the exterior paint color is an affordable way to do just that.

You don’t want to wait until the damage is visible on your home or you start to hate it. Call Color Expressions Painting today to schedule your exterior painting consult!