Your home is probably your pride and joy. You spend a lot of your
indoor time cleaning it and looking after it, but do you take care of
the outside as often as you should? You cut the grass and you clean your
gutters regularly like you’re supposed to, but do you ever think about
the old, chipping paint peeling off of the side of your house? Pause and
think for a moment, when was the last time you had the exterior of your
It’s something that we don’t think about nearly enough, but
many professional exterior painting companies recommend that you get
your exterior painted on a regular basis, sometimes that as often as
once every five to seven years. Painting is a quick and easy way to
bring freshness to any home project that you have and it definitely
includes the siding panels on your home.
As a matter of fact, the benefits of having exterior painting in Naples, FL done go far beyond just what you can see. If you’re considering
painting the outside of your home but aren’t necessarily sure why you
need to, we’ve compiled a list of reasons why we think you should go for
it. As in most cases, you’re going to get what you pay for, and in this
instance, it’s definitely worth it.
Curb Appeal and Resale Value
The first thing your friends, visitors and potential buyers
see when they pull into your driveway is the biggest visible space- your
home’s exterior walls and their old paint job. So whether you’re
planning on living in your home forever, selling it in a month or just
trying to please the Home Owners Association and your insurance company,
the basic level of appeal that a new paint job can bring to your home
can’t be ignored.
The easiest, most simple way to take your home from the
unkempt one on the block to the one that everyone wants to live in?
Having your exterior freshly painted. The paint job is the most easily
inspected aspect of your home’s outside, and it can go a long way in
reflecting the person who owns it.
This means that in addition to the roof, when potential
buyers come to inspect your home, the newness and cleanliness of your
paint can inform most of their immediate assumptions. If you home looks
uncared for and neglected on the outside, then it’s safe for potential
buyers to assume the inside looks the same and is therefore not worth
But no matter what your home looks like now, a fresh coating
of exterior paint can turn it right back around. A fast renewal of your
exterior paint can make your home feel new again while adding to its
market value- with returns of up to 7%.
Protection and Repairs
One of the main functions of the foundation and outer walls
of your home is to protect the inside of it, we all know that. But did
you know that one of the primary functions of your exterior paint job is
to protect your outermost walls themselves? Your home is vulnerable to
the weather and elements, to UV rays, insects, weathering, dust and a
number of other issues that can weaken it.
Your exterior paint job is the first protective layer
encountered, and it’s almost like your own outermost layer of skin. It
protects your home from everything it can. Without an exterior paint
job, bugs would burrow in, wind and sand would weather away the wood,
and normal wear and tear will set in much more quickly. You’ve got to
help out your protective barrier out and maintain it by painting your
Painting your exterior often means you get to avoid the
costly repairs that come with not doing so. The prep work that happens
before every Naples exterior painting job is important in the
health of your exterior. Regular paintings are a good way for your
painters to keep an eye on your home and let you know what requires
attention and needs to be taken care of ahead of time. Without it, most
homeowners are unaware of any issues until they’re too expensive to fix.
Sometimes a new paint job is all that’s necessary to fix any minor
Ambiance and Cleanliness
If you’ve lived in your home for a long time, you can
usually tell. It’s the same with your exterior as it is with your
interior. Whatever may have caused it, there’s bound to be stains and
marks and a general feeling of having been lived in. It’s almost
impossible to clean. Then on top of that, eventually you can get tired
of the same old, same old. The look of your home is the look you’ve been
coming home to for years and you really wish you could remodel the
whole thing but it’s just too much money. This is where you get out your
phone and call some professional exterior painters.
A fresh exterior paint job is almost like a new start. Often
when tenants move out of a home, the owners will have new paint job
done both inside and out to make it look like a brand new house. The
same thing can work for you. A new paint job can promote feelings of
cleanliness and as a result of that, happiness. It doesn’t just provide a
clean feeling either. You’re home- due to the removal of old paint, the
preparation cleaning and the paint itself- will actually be cleaner;
old stains and marks will be evenly covered and dirt and dust will be
Exterior painting can also change the feel of your home by
changing the appearance. When painting your home you don’t have to stick
with the same look you had before; there are many different colors and
patterns you can go with. Repainting means you can update not only the
look but the feel of your home. You can make it stand out from the other
homes on your street or make it complement your garden or work area.
Whatever you want your home to feel like, and whatever new feelings
you’d like your home to give you, exterior painting is the time to make
So go outside and look at the exterior of your home. How’s
it looking? Is it in good condition? You’ll definitely be able to tell
if it needs a little love. And if it does, you’ve now got three very
good and extensive reasons for why you should have your home’s exterior
painted with the best paint available.
And if that’s not enough of an incentive, think of what else
having your exterior painted could motivate you to do around your home.
Often, once you attack one big project everything else just seems
easier. Once the exterior of your home is taken care of maybe you’ll
feel more inspired to update your lawn, garden or other outside
appearances. A freshly painted home deserves a freshly painted deck.
Maybe it’ll give you the attitude to turn your attentions to the
interior. Whatever it might get you to do, it’s so affordable and the
benefits are really good, so you have no excuse for not doing it.
We offer free estimates! To get your free estimate or if you want to learn more about our Naples, FL exterior painters, contact us here or call us today at 239.963.7937.