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How To Maintain Your Exterior Paint Job

One of the biggest jobs to tackle to keep your home looking its best also happens to provide one of the highest returns on investment and increases property value. We’re talking about Exterior Painting.

Whether you’ve done the work yourself or hired a painting contractor to paint your home’s exterior for you, paint your exterior is a big investment of both time and money. It’s not something you want to repeat often, so it’s important to keep your exterior paint looking new for as long as possible.

How Often Should I Repaint My Exterior?

Paint isn’t meant to last forever. When it comes to your Vancouver Home’s exterior, the frequency you’ll need to repaint depends on a variety of factors including the material of your home’s exterior. Stucco exteriors generally last longer than wood exteriors which means that homeowners with wood exteriors will need to repaint their homes more frequently. The weather also plays a crucial role in the lifespan of your exterior paint. Harsher climates mean more exposure to the elements and may require more frequent painting than homes that don’t experience such extreme weather. As a general rule, expect to repaint your home’s exterior every six to ten years.

Clean Your Exterior Frequently

Storms, Wind, Snow and even Pollen all impact the lifespan of your paint. If you’re located on an empty lot with more open space, chances are you have dust blowing in your home’s direction more frequently than a home in the middle of the suburbs. Don’t ignore your home’s exterior between paint jobs, its important to keep an eye on the condition of your exterior throughout the year. A garden hose can help you spray off shutters and under gutters after a storm to prevent mud and debris from building up which can seal in salts or other harsh chemicals that can eat away at the paint.

Beware of Mould, Mildew and Rotting Wood

While most people think they don’t have problems with water or humidity that are needed for mould and mildew problems, it’s always a possibility. If you live in an area that receives heavier snowfalls or rainfalls, that water can sit for extended periods of time and impact your siding quickly if it’s not painted properly to seal it from the elements. During the summer months, check your exterior thoroughly for signs of damage and repair it as soon as possible to prevent any further damage or having it escalate into a larger problem.

If you’re looking to repaint your home’s exterior and keep your home protected from the elements while increasing your property value, get in touch with ProRise Painting today. Our team has over 500 five-star reviews from verified clients for both interior and exterior painting projects.

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