Six Slightly Less Obvious Benefits of Exterior Painting

We recently published a post detailing some of the benefits of hiring help to tackle exterior painting projects. We’ve also previously covered some of the reasons why you might want to consider treating your home to a fresh coat of paint.

The days and weeks running in the summer season never fail to inspire millions of homeowners to do exactly that. When you’re looking at a limited window of perfect weather to get the job done, it simply makes sense to make it happen.

So for those who are still somewhat on the fence with the whole thing, we thought we’d once again discuss some of the benefits of exterior painting. In this instance, some of the less obvious benefits of getting busy outdoors.

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If you’ve been seeking inspiration to grab a brush and get to business, perhaps one of the following benefits of exterior painting will convince you:

  1. Prevents Termite Damage

First and foremost, keeping your wooden surfaces flawlessly coated with quality paints and seals in general is a great way of deterring wood-eating pest. It’s (literally) the easiest way of preventing unwanted critters making their way into your wooden surfaces in the first place – far easier than dealing with infestation at a later date.

  1. Protection From Harsh Weather Conditions

An exterior coat of paint can only protect your home from the worst of the weather for a limited period. Sooner or later, this protective layer begins to weaken and once again exposes your home to harm. Hence, one of the best ways of shielding your home from the harshest weather conditions is to treat it to a fresh coat of paint. It’s also worth noting that the higher the quality of the paint used, the better and longer lasting the protection.

  1. Extending the Life of Siding

It’s possible for vinyl siding to last as long as 50 years, but it’s comparatively rare for it to actually go the distance. Again, exposure to harsh weather being the single most common cause of siding looking old and worn before its time.  Nevertheless, simply treating your siding to a fresh coat of paint on occasion can extend its lifespan significantly. Improving the visual appeal of your home and saving you money at the same time.

  1. Improved Structural Integrity

Believe it or not, a simple coat of paint on your home’s exterior can work wonders for the structural integrity of your property. This is because a good exterior paint job provides invaluable protection from the mold, mildew and general water damage that can do a number on your home. The better the condition of your exterior paint, the less likely your home is to succumb to moisture-related damage.

  1. Reduction of Splinters

If you’ve got plenty of wooden surfaces around your outdoor spaces, you’ll want to keep them in good condition for your general health and safety. After all, there’s nothing quite like an enormous splinter right in the sole of your foot to spoil an otherwise pleasant summer evening! Treating your exterior surfaces to a fresh coat of paint (or stain) is a great way of keeping bothersome splinters at bay.

  1. It’s Fantastic Exercise

Last but not least, getting busy with a spot of exterior painting also adds up to one heck of a workout! It’s not until you get started on these kinds of projects that you realize just how labor-intensive and demanding they are. If you’re happy to get your hands dirty for the sake of your health and wellbeing, it’s the perfect project for working up a sweat and fighting the flab you’ve accumulated over winter!

Ask the Experts…

If the DIY approach to exterior painting isn’t the preferred option, we can help. Homm CPS provides a complete range of professional exterior painting services, tailored in accordance with our clients’ budgets and requirements.

We’re proud of our pressure-free, obligation-free approach and we’d be happy to offer a professional design visit to discuss the available options. We also guarantee an impeccable result and back every service we provide with an extensive warranty for total peace of mind.

Whether planning ahead or in need of help in a hurry, we’re standing by to take your call. Contact a member of the team at Homm CPS today to discuss your requirements in more detail.