Why You Should Paint Your Home This Fall
As the leaves start to turn, and the temperatures cool down, you might be thinking of cozy sweaters and hot chocolate. You should also think about painting the outside of your house! Before the snows and cold set in, get your house painted—read on to find out why!
If your home has cracks, gaps, peeling paint, or splitting wood, you are leaving an open invitation for moisture to enter and cause damage. Snow and rain that can penetrate your home lead to rotting boards, mold, and mildew, and can even make their way into the interior of your home. Paint seals the boards on your home, and a skilled painter will inspect your home to find any signs of damage that need to be repaired before painting. If you have wood siding, leaving it unpainted over the winter can cause the wood to dry out, splinter, crack, and warp. Paint protects wood, and giving your home a new coat of paint can help prolong its life and avoid future damage.
Remove Dangerous Lead
If you have an older home, there is a chance that there could be lead paint on your home’s exterior. If this paint is intact it is safe, but if it is peeling, flaking, or wearing away, your family’s health could be put at risk. Lead paint is dangerous to ingest or inhale, and can cause a whole variety of health issues. Lead paint that flakes into the soil or a garden can make its way into your food, and young kids playing outside can breathe in harmful, lead-contaminated dust. If your home is older and looks like the paint is peeling, get it tested for lead and take the proper steps to have it safely removed. Your home is then ready for a fresh coat of new, safe paint that will last for years to come.
Take Advantage of Good Weather
The fall is usually a time of mild temperatures, not too cold nights, and not much moisture. These are the perfect conditions for painting, and can actually be better than painting in the blazing heat of the summer. Paint performs best when the temperatures outside are mild, and not either hot or freezing cold. Take advantage of the time before winter to get your exterior painted!
Make Your Home Beautiful With Paint
Probably the number one reason people paint their homes is to make them more aesthetically pleasing. You will enjoy your home even more if you love the color you get to see every time you come home. If you are looking for a way to really change your home, paint is a great choice! Paint can update a tired exterior, highlight detail and trim work, and impact how big your home appears. Paint is a great way to beautify your home, and getting it done before spring will give you months to be outside enjoying it!
Avoid Ruining Your Landscaping
In the fall, plants, flowers, and bushes are beginning to die back ,and can be cut down for the next season. This is a great time to get the exterior of your home painted, while there are no tender buds to step on in flower beds and planters adjacent to the house. You can mulch your beds and then be able to walk over them without killing any precious plants. This is just another reason that utilizing the time before winter is an essential time for exterior home painting.
Avoid the Rush
Spring weather brings us outdoors, and it is looking at the exterior of your home from your back or side yard that usually causes people to finally decide to paint. Painters can fill up quick, and you may find yourself unable to schedule your paint job that year. Take advantage of a lesser known season for painting your home’s exterior, and schedule your job before winter.
Get Ready to Sell
Spring is a great time to sell your home, but it needs to be all ready to go to be on the market at just the right time. That includes having it all painted, looking it’s best, and having the curb appeal to bring the buyers into the door. Buyers look at many homes, usually just by driving by first, and if the outside of your house is looking dated, worn, or not taken care of, it indicates that the inside will be the same. Painting your home before winter gives you the cold months to ready the indoors for sale, already having the exterior looking great!
So are you ready to seize these next few months to tackle your home’s exterior painting? Rent Painters in Washington D.C. would love to help you with any of your house painting projects, regardless of the season! Who knows? You may be so thrilled with your exterior painting that you decide to move on to the interior during the winter, so call us today to get started!