Keeping your home looking its best is one way to make sure your investment holds its value and maybe even increases in value. While painting the exterior of your home improves its eye appeal, there are additional reasons why you may want to consider painting your home.
Painting the Exterior Protects Your Home
The weather takes a toll on your home. Wind, rain, hail, snow, the hot sun, all have an impact on your home. No matter where you live, the elements will affect your home. As time goes on, spots weakened by moisture, insects, and other factors will need to be repaired. They could become costly repairs as wood rot and mold take over. Just as sealing a tooth with dental sealants protects it and keeps decay from getting a chance to start, so a coat of good quality paint can protect the siding on your home from the elements that would cause problems. It’s like wrapping your home in a protective cover. Keep your siding protected with good quality paint and you won’t worry about losing any value due to the outside appearance when it comes time to sell.
Advantages of Painting the Exterior of Your Home
In addition to providing much-needed protection to your siding, it also enhances the appearance of your home, making it look fresh and elegant. Before you choose which paint to use for your home, keep in mind your plans. How long do you plan on living in this particular home? Is this a new purchase where you plan on raising a family or is it just a stepping stone to a larger or smaller home in a few years? These plans should figure into your painting project because they will determine the quality of paint you use. If you plan on keeping your home for a long time, you will definitely want to invest in a higher quality paint.
Keeping up the curbside appearance of your home will make it more desirable for prospective buyers when the time comes to sell. If your home has been well maintained with professional paint jobs and is in good shape, this will be an added plus when it comes to the value of your home.
When choosing the color for your exterior, you will again want to take into consideration the amount of time you plan on keeping the home. If you are planning to sell within the near future, you may want to consider a rather neutral color or colors that fit with neighboring homes. The point is, you want to provide room for potential buyers to be able to use their imaginations to envision what the house could look like using their own color scheme. At the same time, you still want your home to look elegant and appealing.
If you are planning on keeping your home for an indefinite period of time, pick a color scheme that appeals to you. You may want to choose colors in keeping with the neighborhood, or you may want to try something different. You may want your color scheme to help your home blend into the habitat; for example, using greens and browns for a home located in a woodsy area. A very sparse area may be brightened up by a pretty pale yellow.
You have many choices when it comes to exterior painting. You can choose one color for the entire house or you can use complementary or contrasting colors for trim. Choose colors that you can live with. Going too bright or bold could make your house an eyesore. Choosing too pale a color may make it seem boring. If you have difficulty concluding about which colors would work best, you can always consult with the Arizona Painting Company for advice.
Matching the Style of Your Home
Different architectural styles lend themselves to particular color schemes. For example, a Victorian-style home could become fanciful with a variety of complementary colors on trim and accent pieces to go along with the foundation color of the home. A small cottage may look nice painted with a pale slate-blue. You may want to find out what colors are in keeping with your type of home if you have one of the more classic, Colonial-style homes. A Craftsman-style would look elegant with earth tones.
We are happy to take the time to help you decide which colors fit your lifestyle, type of home, and environment. We will help you achieve the look you are hoping for with your exterior paint. Contact the Arizona Painting Company for assistance in choosing the perfect color for your home.