Few things can improve the curb appeal of a house like new exterior paint. Dated colors, dingy trim, UV damage, mold and dirt can all be addressed in the prep and paint process of an exterior re-paint job.
But there are other benefits as well. These include improved weather protection, lower energy costs and added protection against insect invasion.
Weather protection comes in the form of a caulking that prevent water intrusion and a quality paint top coat that protects against moisture and damage caused by ultra violet light. Many homeowners underestimate the importance of paint to the longevity of the home’s exterior.
Caulking also helps seal a house against heat loss by preventing air movement through the joints and transitions at the trim boards, siding seams and corners. This can be very helpful to your energy costs for both heating and cooling.
An exterior paint job also gives you the opportunity to change your color schemes. This can both update and improve the looks of your home. Multi-color paint schemes can really accentuate the right features of your house.