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Not Painting Your House When It’s Needed, May Come Back to Haunt You

By May 22, 2017August 9th, 2022Painting Tips, Renovation Tips

Have you been putting of re-painting your home? We have a few reasons why you should reconsider and start planning to paint ASAP!

Let’s face it, painting your home is something most of us avoid until it’s completely necessary. It’s a daunting task that needs to get done, and the sooner the better. Procrastinating will just make the situation worse in the long run. Still not convinced? Here are some of the ways in which not painting your house could be hurting you:
Diminishing your home’s value and curb appeal:
By not painting your home, you are not keeping up with the standards that are set for your neighborhood.
Therefore, you are bringing down both the value of your home as well as the others around it. Also, if you are looking to sell your house, it is going to makes things a lot more difficult. If buyers drive by and see that your house isn’t aesthetically pleasing from the outside, there is a big chance that they aren’t going to want to take a look around inside.

Your home will become more susceptible to weather:
Weak, peeling or dull paint can end up causing harm to the structure itself. Due to climate, your exterior paint is bound to swell, soften, crack flake, peel, fade, etc. Unfortunately for New Englanders, paint is weakened by harsh winters, frequent storms and extreme humidity. When damage to the paint does occur, it can lead to exposed wood and cracks where mold and mildew can thrive.

You could be letting other houseguests in without knowing it:
Not only will mold and mildew find shelter in your home, but peeling paint can lead to critters finding their way in, too. When the wood or siding is no longer sealed by paint, little wood-eating creatures such as termites and their friends can find their way in more easily. This will weaken the structure of your home and cause long-term damage.

If you don’t do it now it’s going to make things more difficult later:
Putting off painting your home is going to make the job more burdensome and expensive in the future (especially if weather or termites get to the area first). If you see an issue, or know that it has been a while since you last painted, it is best to go ahead and repaint now before things get out of hand.

Taking the time to paint your home will only help you in the future. From adding value to your home, to preventing damage and just making you feel better about its presentation, there is no downside to repainting. When prepping for repainting, often times people will find other issues that need to be resolved, such as exposed areas that need to be patched up and broken trim that should be repaired. Also, by taking this on now, you are investing in the future.
When you have a professional painting contractor do the job you are ensuring quality as well as longevity. re:fab can be trusted to get the job done fast & done right. Be sure to visit the re:fab website for more information on how you can get started on painting your home!

With haunts like these who are you goanna call? Call re:fab!!

Sources:

  • How Often Should You Paint the Outside of Your House?: https://bit.ly/2qnFKtu
  • 5 Reasons to Paint Your Home’s Exterior This Spring: https://bit.ly/2rlsaMc
  • 6 Benefits of Exterior Painting and Staining: https://bit.ly/2rUPY6w


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