Painting the exterior of your home can be an arduous and time consuming task. But if you are one of the many homeowners who are contemplating whether the cost of painting your exterior walls is worth it- the answer is YES! Because the benefits of painting your home’s exterior go beyond improving its aesthetics. It can also fight off health risks, promotes good indoor air quality and completely changes the aura of your house.
While some experts estimate that home exteriors should be painted every 6-7 years, others claim you can wait as long as 10 years before painting your exterior walls with a fresh coat of paint. The truth is, there is no one solution fits all, however, if you use good products (Berger’s WeatherCoat Long Life exterior paint comes with a 10 year performance warranty!) and get your walls painted by professionals like Berger Express Painters, your exterior home job will be a worthwhile investment- both in terms of time and money.
The benefits of a paint job on your exterior walls are more that a fresh, new look. Before repainting, professional painters will inspect for any damage to the structure of your house. Mould, mildew, peeling paint is common in most constructions. Home Shield Waterproofing experts check the dampness levels in walls using Moisture Meter and provide customised waterproofing solutions.
So, if you are thinking of getting your exterior walls painted, read on for top 9 reasons that will sure convince you:
1. Keeps dust and dirt away
If your exterior walls are well maintained, it will keep dust and dirt away. For old homes or if you live in an area with ongoing construction work, it is a wise choice to invest in a dust guard paint like Berger’s WeatherCoat Anti Dustt.
2. Protects exterior surfaces
Painting your exterior walls with good quality exterior paints will help protect the home from weather conditions- be it rain, dust or harsh sun rays. This will improve the lifespan of your main structure and ensure your home walls not only look great but are protected.
3. Protects interior surfaces
Your interior walls can also benefit from a new paint job on the exterior walls. If your exterior walls are able to withstand harsh weather conditions- including the sun rays and heavy rains- they will help the interior paint last a long time too.
4. Enhances the visual appeal
Giving your home a fresh coat of paint will make your home feel more welcoming and cheerier. Make sure you go with a colour that best fits your home’s overall colour scheme and also complements the neighbouring homes to ensure your new colour does not clash too much.
5. Increases the value of your home
When the exteriors of your home are in top form, it can actually dramatically impact the value of your home. So, if you are looking to put your home on the market, painting your exterior walls is a great way to increase your home’s value. It can also increase the attractiveness of your home to potential buyers tenfold.
6. Promotes good indoor air quality
Painting your home walls using paints low in VOCs can even help you improve the overall quality of air indoors which can help promote a good living environment for you and your family.
7. Saves you money on future repairs
While painting your home’s exteriors might seem like an added cost and something you might want to put off, it can help you save money on future repairs. If you get your home painted by a professional, they will fix any minor or major concerns, including waterproofing and weatherproofing, making sure any future wall concerns can be avoided completely.
8. Repairs damage
When you paint your home’s exteriors, you are likely to inspect the walls closely and identify larger issues that you might have not noticed already. Working to repaint your home can reveal flaws like mould, mildew and stains that many people are really surprised to find out. The good news is that once these issues are detected, they are not very difficult to repair by experts. After the issues are addressed, a new paint job will prevent these damages from appearing again. It is wise to consult waterproofing experts like Home Shield Waterproofing professionals before you repaint your exterior walls.
9. Prevents wall marks and stains
In addition to solving problems, a new coat of paint on your exterior walls will help cover any marks and stains your walls might have developed over the years. In cities and areas that see construction activities often, dust on your exterior walls is common. To combat this, Berger’s WeatherCoat Anti Dustt exterior paint features an innovative Dust Guard technology that doesn’t allow dust to settle on your home walls. So, if you are thinking of giving your exterior walls a new makeover, secure them from dust and pollution to keep them looking new for years to come.
It is important to remember that painting the exterior walls is a tedious and risky job, especially if you have a bit of height involved. It is best to look for professional painting services to avoid a lot of painting frustrations. Their skilful job eliminates the need for repainting sooner than necessary and translates into the longevity of the paint. Berger Express Painting provides faster, quicker and dust-free painting services. If you are repainting your home’s exteriors, contact the experts today!