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Reminder: Take Care of Your Home’s Exterior Paint! Here’s Why You Should.

Reminder: Take Care of Your Home’s Exterior Paint! Here’s Why You Should.

Nothing transforms a house faster than paint. A fresh coat of exterior paint can give a house an entirely new look and take it from dated to modern. Aside from just the stunning cosmetic transformation, high quality exterior paint is vital for your house and isn’t a home improvement project that should be overlooked. Painting the exterior of your home holds both aesthetic and functional advantages. While some of these benefits will kick in immediately, others accumulate over time as cost-saving measures. We’re reviewing the many reasons why taking care of your home’s exterior paint is a worthwhile investment.

Home with maintained exterior painting.

Why Is Exterior Painting Important?

Exterior paint protects your home by giving it an extra layer against harsh weather, animals, and other invaders that can compromise your architecture and penetrate your walls. Instead of ice and snow finding their way through the cracks and into your home’s structure to create problems like mold, rotting, and dampness, exterior paint adds an extra level of protection to keep out unwanted creatures and conditions.

6 Reasons Painting Your Home’s Exterior Is Worth It


Updating your exterior paint can deliver amazing results without the time, labor, and disturbance of remodeling or rebuilding part of your home. When it comes time to update your home, don’t forget the importance of starting with new exterior paint. Choosing a good color palette, using high-quality paint, and hiring a professional to paint your home’s exterior are just a few ways that you could significantly improve your home’s overall appeal.

Home Value

A fresh coat of paint is always a smart move when it comes to increasing the value of your home. Adding new paint to your home’s exterior can bring new life to an otherwise dated house or exterior style. Fresh paint, in fact, is one of the most cost-effective improvements owners can make when selling a home. Exterior paint offers a desirable return of 141% ROI. Meaning, if you end up spending $1,000 on house painting, you can expect a home value increase of roughly $1,400, that’s like earning $400 of extra value on top of the job paying for itself.


When the wooden surfaces of your home’s exterior are left exposed and unpainted, they are at greater risk for developing mold, mildew, and potentially rotting. If wood rot goes untreated for long enough, it will create dangerous holes in the structure of the building. Rot gives way to lasting damage that is not only difficult to remove but is also expensive to repair. Painting and maintaining the exterior surfaces of your home on a consistent basis are key to reducing these risks. By applying a protective coat of paint, you’ll never have to worry when it next rains. The paint repels the moisture away and never allows it to soak into the wood. The best way to avoid wood rot is to take preventive measures and avoid having to replace damaged surfaces altogether.

Curb Appeal

A crisp-looking paint job makes the statement to any passers-by that the homeowners take pride in maintaining the property. The aesthetic value of your house isn’t just for you…if you’re interested in selling your home, exterior paint can greatly increase your potential curb appeal. Curb appeal is all about setting the right tone when a prospective buyer sees your home for the first time. Keeping up with current color trends, or at least incorporating classic, timeless colors into your home's facade will communicate that the exterior walls aren't hiding an interior design that's stuck in another decade.

Defense from Insects

Insects and termites have the potential to cause a host of problems for your home and its exterior. Fortunately, some paints are specifically designed to keep bugs away. If your home is at risk, investing in these types of paints can give your home an additional layer of protection from the potential damage that insects and termites may cause.

Siding Longevity

Siding is designed to last several decades, but everyday wear and tear can seriously reduce its life span. The longevity of your home’s siding may be reduced by external factors, such as exposure to harsh weather conditions, too much sun, or a lot of moisture. The good news is that painting your siding will minimize the cumulative effects of normal wear and tear, extending its useful life. To prevent your siding from wearing down quickly, you can provide it with a layer of protection by painting it.

Home with maintained paint and siding.

How Webfoot Can Help

At Webfoot Painting our number one goal is making our customers happy. Whether painting the interior or exterior of your home, refinishing your wood deck, or tackling a build and repair project with our Carpentry team, we'll work with your schedule and budget to get your project done efficiently and to the highest quality.  No one cares more about the success of your project than our team at Webfoot. Webfoot offers: Interior/exterior painting, siding repair & replacement, deck building or deck refinishing, residential carpentry.

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