Tackling the job of refurbishing your house trim isn’t just a matter of improving the appearance of the house. There are several benefits to giving the exterior of the home some loving attention.
“Curb appeal” often occurs as the main reason for redoing the exterior of a home. When you are preparing to move and sell your home, you certainly want it to look its best. A new paint job and other external repairs like window screens replacement go a long way toward increasing the initial value of your home. It will do better on the market when it looks good.
But if you have no intention of selling the house, a good paint job also goes a long way in protecting the building materials from damage. When properly prepared for painting, surfaces will be scraped and/or sanded, removing cracked paint that can allow weather or pest damage to the wood or stucco of the house. New paint properly applied will give the house a weather-resistant shield.
If you have been finding the exterior of your home bland or even depressing because the color has faded, a new paint job can change all that. You don’t have to choose an outrageous color for the walls to bring an uplifting and appealing look to the home. You can paint the house trim and window frames something bright and engaging. Changes like that can quickly turn a solemn looking home into one that is warm and inviting.
Many people don’t consider how a new paint job can make their home more environmentally friendly. Certainly, newer paints on the interior can have fewer toxic fumes for those who are especially sensitive to chemicals. But additionally, on the exterior moisture resistant paint can help prevent the invasion of molds and mildew.