5 Signs That It’s Time to Repaint Your Home’s Exterior

Your home’s paint quality is one of the first things that people notice about your property. Letting a poor paint job stick around for too long can lead to decreased property value and even fines if your home is part of an HOA.

Before your need to paint becomes desperate, make sure to look out for these 5 signs that repainting your home’s exterior is in your near future.

1. Time

Your home’s wood and stucco needs to be painted every 5 – 7 years. A quality paint job helps protect these important parts of your home from the elements.

Without proper painting maintenance, your home could fall into disrepair and you’d be forced to pay for avoidable repairs and replacements.

2. Moisture Stains

Although most moisture stains on the exterior of your home can be rubbed off or removed with a strong power wash, sometimes moisture stains are so deep that they just won’t leave.

In these instances, you’ll have to have a professional contractor come out and examine the issue. If there isn’t any deep damage or mold that needs to be removed, the solution to your problem is as simple as a fresh coat of paint.

3. Discoloration

Although your paint protects the materials of your home from the elements, keep in mind that it is always exposed to any weather patterns that hit its surface. A paint job can usually hold up against Mother Nature for about 5 years.

Beyond that, discoloration and fading will begin to happen. At the first sign of fading, we say start picking out a new paint color, because it’s time to add another layer of protection to your home’s exterior.

4. Bubbling and Cracked Paint

Climates like Texas can experience extreme weather conditions. When paint is exposed to very hot or freezing temperatures year after year, eventually paint will begin to show signs of damage.

If you start to see your paint bubbling, cracking, or even peeling from the walls, this opens up your home to permanent damage. Take control of the situation immediately, and schedule a painting consultation with a trusted Dallas contractor.

5. You’ve Just Bought Your Home

Unfortunately, just because your home is brand new doesn’t mean that it’s come equipped with a quality paint job. Many newly built homes only have a single coat of paint over their primer.

Don’t leave the integrity of your home at risk. If you’ve already paid the money to have it built, it’s always best to go the extra mile and ensure that there is enough paint on the exterior to protect it from Texas’s strong summers and frigid winters.

Give Your Home the Look it Deserves 

Giving your home’s exterior a fresh coat of paint is so much more than just painting over your old paint with a new color. From scraping, to power washing and priming your home, there are several steps involved in the process.

Unfortunately, many homeowners aren’t experienced enough to get the job done right, and that’s when Shepherd Roofing & Renovations is ready to step in.

We are a full-service renovation company that specializes in exterior and interior painting. We can paint it all and guarantee a superior, beautiful, finished product!

Contact us today to learn more about our painting and other renovation services. We’re ready to make your house feel like home!