Ready For a New Coat? A New Coat of Paint That Is.
Is the exterior paint of your home peeling or cracking? It might be time to add a new coat of paint. While you may want to put it off, exterior painting isn’t just a cosmetic fix. It is essential to the maintenance and upkeep of your home.
Your home is an investment and every now and then it is important to add value through routine upkeep.
Giving your Orange County home a new exterior paint job can not only improve its curb appeal, and help resale, it can also prevent against water damage and adverse weather conditions. While rain may not be as frequent in Orange County towns as in other parts of the country, often when it rains here, it pours. And, your house could end up being susceptible to costly water damage.
Depending on what your home is made of will determine the frequency with which you should think about updating its exterior paint. Homes that have shingles made of wood should be painted every three to seven years. If you have a newer home with siding, often times it can last upwards of 15 years before you’ll need to call an Orange County handyman to provide painting services. Of course, this is all dependent on where your home is located.
Homeowners in towns like Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Seal Beach, Dana Point or Sunset Beach where homes are near the ocean may need to update their home’s exterior paint more often because of the wind and salt water. When the current coat of paint begins to erode, it leaves the wood frame exposed to water and moisture, which can lead to water damage that is expensive to fix.
Once you’ve decided that it’s time to invest in an exterior paint job for your home, here are some common questions you might ask:
Q: How long will a full exterior paint job of my home take?
A: While every home is different, the average for an exterior paint job is typically around 60 hours give or take. A good rule of thumb is to give yourself 10 days for the job to be completed.
Q: What will I need?
A: Depending on the climate you live in, it could be important to find a primer that will better protect in wet and moist conditions. Using a local handyman is a great way to find out the best type of primer, paint and tools you’ll need. To avoid having to purchase essential painting equipment like ladders, brushes, rollers, tarps and tape, think about hiring someone to provide your painting services.
Q: Should I hire a professional handyman?
A: Deciding to take on the entire exterior painting of your home is an undertaking. If you don’t have the time or energy, it’s always a good idea to hire a professional.