On the surface, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the fall season would be the worst time of year to paint your home’s exterior. For one thing, weather conditions during the fall are not particularly consistent or predictable. In addition, the fact that there’s a ton of leaf litter blowing all over the place doesn’t make for ideal external DIY conditions.
Put the pieces together and it’s perfectly understandable why many homeowners put these kinds of projects off until the spring. The potential issues of attempting to paint outdoors during the winter needing no explanation.
But here’s the thing – painting the exterior of a home during the fall season isn’t quite as crazy as it sounds. In fact, there are some who genuinely believe that this is the best time of the whole year to consider projects like these.
Why Painting in Fall Isn’t Necessarily a Bad Idea
There are several appealing characteristics to the fall months that should be taken into account when considering home improvements. Temperatures are neither too hot nor too cold, humidity falls from its summer highs and the days are still relatively long.
Plus, there’s something seriously satisfying about welcoming the start of a new spring season with your home already looking great. Less time needed to go about projects like these in the spring – more time to enjoy the most inspiring and enchanting of all four seasons.
Still not convinced?
Not a problem – here are seven reasons why the fall really is the perfect time to paint your home’s exterior:
- Right off the bat, moderate temperatures in conjunction with a low dewpoint make for the perfect conditions for application and curing of paint. Not to mention, the fact that there aren’t nearly as many bugs flying around in the fall, which are a real pain in the neck when painting outdoors.
- In general, humidity levels tend to be lower during the fall than in the summertime. This not only makes it quicker and easier to apply paint to exterior surfaces, but also contributes to a smooth, even and flawless finish.
- Painting your home’s exterior provides the perfect opportunity to note for any cracks, splits or damage that could really do with being replaced, before the worst of the winter weather sets in.
- There aren’t (usually) quite as many rainy or stormy days during the fall. This means a slightly lower likelihood of the project having to be postponed or canceled altogether, due to an unexpected outbreak of extreme weather.
- Sprucing up your home ahead of the holidays can be exceptionally satisfying. Not to mention, the pride you’ll feel in the place when all those inevitable guests descend on your home over the Christmas and New Year period.
- The kids are back at school and you’re (probably) back at work, meaning a team of contractors can head your way and paint your home without creating too much disruption to your everyday life.
- If all this wasn’t enough, most painting contractors aren’t nearly as busy in the fall as they are in summer. This means not only the convenience of plenty of slots available to suit your schedule, but the chance of scoring an unbeatable deal on your home improvement project.
And there you have it – seven reasons why painting a property’s exterior in the fall isn’t quite as crazy as it sounds. Depending on your preferences, priorities and requirements, it could even turn out to be the best time of year to get busy.
For the record, the answer is yes – most of the above also applies to interior painting in the fall, too!
Contact Homm CPS
At Homm CPS, we’re proud to offer a comprehensive range of flexible and affordable home painting services to suit all preferences and pockets. From minor touch-ups to complete home makeovers, we guarantee an unbeatable deal and flawless results to be proud of.
In fact, we’re so confident in the quality of the work we provide that every job is covered by an extensive warranty for total peace of mind. If you’re not completely happy, we won’t consider the job done until you are!
Contact a member of the team at Homm CPS anytime for an obligation-free consultation, or to arrange a quotation on your exterior home painting project this fall.