5 Signs You Need Exterior Painting

June 10, 2021
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June 10, 2021 thtadmin

5 Signs You Need Exterior Painting

Whether you want to liven up your home or need to repair damage from years of Michigan weather, exterior painting provides you with the affordable fix you need to improve the look, curb appeal and value of your home or business.

Bubbled, cracked and peeling paint can do more than make a nice property look dingy — it can damage your home both physically and financially. As well as producing the perfect environment for mold and mildew to grow, having an unsightly home can lower your property value and make things much harder when you are looking to sell.

But what if you aren’t sure if your property needs a new coat of paint?

Here are 5 signs you need exterior painting:

  1. Cracking and Peeling: One of the first signs you need repainting is visible signs of cracked or peeling paint. Not only is this unappealing, but cracks in the paint leave your property exposed to the elements. Take action before it’s too late by contacting an exterior painter to seal those gaps and keep the elements out. 
  2. Fading Colors: Take a long hard look at your property’s exterior and ask yourself: is this the same color it was when I bought it? Over time, your once fresh paint job eventually fades to be only a whisper of the color it once was. If this is your situation, it’s time to call a painter. 
  3. Moisture Stains and Mold: No matter how much you clean, moisture stains and mold can still appear. Before sprucing your space with a fresh coat of paint, be sure to check with professionals to ensure that the stains are not something more serious before covering them up. 
  4. Chalk Residue: While you may appreciate the sun during the summer, too much sun actually eats away the paint? Test this by running your hand along the side of your house and notice if a chalky residue is left behind. If you notice your palms are coated, then it’s time to touch up your exterior paint. 
  5. You Don’t Love It: Sometimes you take a look at your property and realize you just don’t love the color anymore. Whether you’re looking for the latest trend or you are just ready for a change, dare to be bold and pick a new look.

For more information about signs you need exterior painting from the professionals at Rudy’s Painting & Repairs or to receive a free estimate, please contact us here or call us directly at 616.690.9995.