There are a few reasons you might want to repaint your home, but there are more reasons you will need to do it. A few of these reasons will end up saving you money in the long run when detected early.
- The most noticeable sign is that the paint is peeling. This will be the most common problem that will cause you to want to repaint. It will also lead to larger issues if you leave these areas exposed. Weather will damage unprotected places, and will likely lead to dry rot.
- It is important to pay considerable attention to wood and stucco that seem damaged. Dry rot is very expensive to fix if left unrepaired for an extended period of time, as it spreads. Signs of rot include indented surfaces and growing spores. Additionally, damaged stucco can be harmful as moisture can get behind it and leave bubbles in the paint, which can also lead to peeling. Areas like this need to be sealed up as soon as possible.
- Caulking that is damaged in some way is something you need to look out for. Caulking is generally found at doors, windows, and trim. It’s used to seal your home from things such as bugs, moisture, etc. It is imperative to repair this, as it’ll protect you and your home from the damage it’ll cause as time goes on.
- Fading paint is a quite easy sign to detect. Unlike the others, it’s not as urgent considering that it will not lead to damage. However, getting a head start on repainting will end up saving you money as you won’t need to go through any additional repairs.
- Sometimes, you just need change. Your fondness for certain colors will come and go with time or passing trends, and you might want to change the aesthetic of your home. It’s possible that you don’t like the paint job that you bought the house with. Changing for this reason is not because something is necessarily wrong with the pain job, but the way you view it and desire a change.