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Make Your Home’s Exterior a Painting Priority, Too

Make Your Home’s Exterior a Painting Priority, Too

  • "The Proof is in the Painting" originally appeared in the April 2024 "20 Under 40" issue of COMO Magazine.
What The Home Pros Know with Jaclyn Rogers

Homeowners rightly spend a lot of valuable time making sure their home’s interior is attractive, livable, and fresh. And nothing accomplishes those objectives more than the color of the walls and furnishings. It’s also just as valuable – and maybe even more so – to make exterior painting a priority, too.

Some of the advantages of top-quality, long-lasting exterior painting are easy to see. Literally. Improving your home’s curb appeal is an ideal way to match the interior color choices and even personal style that you live with every day. Curb appeal is also essential when it comes to your home’s value, whether for the aesthetic appeal or making sure it is in prime condition for the real estate market.

Here are five of the main reasons to put exterior painting on a to-do-soon list.

  1. As your home and household “grows,” so does the landscape. Your home has unique strengths and focus points that look best with specific colors. Ai Painting Plus offers color consultations to help homeowners make sure they are maximizing those focus points. (Remember that neutral colors, such as grays, whites, tans, or browns are typically safe choices, as long as the exterior still looks fresh.) Also, don’t be afraid of using bold accents on the front door or trim to add a distinct look.
  2. You’re adding a layer of protection. A fresh paint job does more than look good. Quality exterior paint and the right painting services work as an added layer of protection from the elements, helping to keep your home safe from weather damage, insects, and dust. The paint can even prevent exterior wood from rotting.
  3. You have some exterior damage that is not easily seen. In addition to preventing problems, a quality coat of paint will help you identify larger issues to your home’s exterior that you might not have already noticed. Once these bruises are identified, they are not difficult to repair. Working to repaint your home can reveal an array of small flaws ranging from mold, mildew, and water stains to rotting wood caused by weakened paint.
  4. Enhance neighborhood aesthetics. A well-maintained and freshly painted home can have a positive impact on the overall aesthetics of your neighborhood. When one homeowner invests in improving their property’s appearance, it often inspires others to follow suit, creating a ripple effect that elevates the look and feel of the entire area. As a result, this can lead to increased property values and a stronger sense of community pride.
  5. Increase energy efficiency. A fresh coat of paint can contribute to your home’s energy efficiency, especially when you choose light or reflective colors. Light-colored exterior paint reflects more sunlight, which can help keep your home cooler during the hot summer months. This, in turn, reduces the strain on your air conditioning system, resulting in lower energy consumption and utility bills.

To summarize, the primary reasons to paint your home’s exterior are to boost curb appeal; protect your home from the elements; prevent problems like mold and mildew growth; improve the structural integrity by finding issues that might already exist; increase the property value; and extend the lifespan of your siding. (It’s also about matching your personal flair.)

At this point, you might have additional questions, like “How often should I paint my home?” or “When is the best time to paint my home?” Painting your home exterior is a big project. It is essential that you carefully evaluate and make sure that now is the right time for you to paint your home. Ai Painting Plus has you covered. Call us today for a consultation to start the process of making sure your home’s exterior is as fantastic as its interior.

Jaclyn Rogers

Jaclyn Rogers, sales representative at Ai Painting Plus, sees paint as more valuable than simply being an accent in a home. “We are painting joy into people’s homes,” she says. Jaclyn is certified as a Psychological Color Expert, which means she has demonstrated mastery in specifying interior paint in residential applications. 

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