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What are the Benefits of Painting the Exterior of my Home?

Painting the exterior of your home can be an exciting project to consider. You have the opportunity to choose a new color or colors that give the exterior more personality or stick with a similar color and freshen up the look of the exterior. While the fresh and clean look of new paint or a new color may be the most exciting and eye-catching benefit of painting the exterior of your home, there are many other benefits this project offers.

Increases the Value of Your Home

When you paint the exterior of your home and increase the visual appeal, you also increase the market value of your home. This is very useful if you’re planning to sell your home in the near future. In fact, painting your home could add 5% onto the resale value of your home.  So, if you have a $400,000 home, then getting your house repainted before putting it on the market will increase its value by $20,000. That’s a pretty solid return on investment when the average paint job at JMJ painters is less than $6,000.

Increases the Lifespan of Exterior Materials

Painting a wood exterior or wooden elements protects the material from deteriorating by adding a waterproof layer. By keeping water out of the siding, it keeps the material in good condition for longer.

When you paint a home exterior that uses other siding materials, it provides similar benefits. While these materials don’t decay in the same way wood does, the materials are still susceptible to breaking down over time. For instance, aluminum siding can oxidize, which is similar to rusting, and lead to a chalky substance on the siding which causes the finish to break down. Even other “no-maintenance” materials, such as smart-board, can fail to maintain a quality finish. Painting helps maintain siding and protect against small imperfections that can lead to major costs if left alone.

Deters Pests

Painting a home’s siding helps seal the material and fill in small gaps. Even on a material like stucco siding, a small crack can allow termites or other destructive pests to enter your home and damage more vital areas. Painting closes the spaces where pests could enter the siding or the home and cause damage.

Protects Against the Elements

Painting provides an extra layer of protection to siding against the wear and tear of daily weather conditions, such as rain, sunshine, low winds, and snow. This extra layer helps extend the life of the siding and saves you money by avoiding repairs for weather-related damage.

To fully achieve the benefits of painting your home’s exterior, it’s important to get the project done right the first time. Working with a professional painting company is the best way to get the most out of your exterior painting project. If you’re considering an exterior home painting project, JMJ Painters would love to partner with you and serve your family. You can schedule a free estimate with us online or give us a call at (612) 255-3351.

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