With warm weather finally here to stay, homeowners across the state are starting to think about exterior painting. Whether it’s been ten or more years since you last painted, you’re noticing cracking and peeling, or you just want to change up your style, there’s no better time than now to get your next painting project on the books. And, more importantly, there’s no better team to work with than the team at Van Tuinen Painting. With over 45 years of experience, we know exactly what it takes to deliver beautiful, lasting results. In this post, let’s take a closer look at a few ways you can tell if your home needs to be repainted.
One of the most obvious signs that homeowners may notice is peeling paint. Peeling paint is a clear signal that your home needs to be repainted. When the surfaces beneath the paint are exposed, they aren’t protected from damaging elements like heat, rain, sun, and debris. Left unaddressed, peeling paint can lead to a whole host of expensive issues, including dry rot.
While not as obvious as peeling, fading is a sign that your home’s exterior may need to be refreshed. Maybe you’ve dug out some old photos and noticed that your home used to look brighter. Or perhaps there are sections of your home that have retained their original color better than others. No matter the case, fading is a gentle reminder that your home’s exterior needs attention. And it’s best to heed this reminder because, in almost all cases, it’s your home telling you that the paint isn’t providing the protection it once did.
Damage to Wood, Stucco, and Caulking
More difficult to spot than the previous signals, damage to your home’s wood, stucco, or caulking are undeniable signs that your home needs some exterior attention. We mentioned dry rot before, but this type of wood damage can lead to costly, time-consuming repairs if left unchecked. Dry rot is a fungus that grows and spreads, damaging everything around it. Similarly, damaged stucco and separated caulking around your home’s doors and windows can create gaps where moisture is able to gather, encouraging the development of paint bubbles and mold.
At Van Tuinen Painting, we are proud to serve the greater Kalamazoo/Southwest Michigan region. Offering a wide variety of painting services, we are the area’s most trusted source for high-quality, long-lasting interior and exterior painting services. If you’ve noticed any of the above signs on your home’s exterior, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us via our contact page to discuss how we can help.