As you go about your home improvement projects this spring, you should also think about repainting the exterior of your home. Things like the weather can heavily deteriorate the quality of your original paint job. With this in mind, it’s crucial that you learn the signs you should repaint your home’s exterior and tackle the project to prevent more damage.

Dull Appearance and Unevenness

Harsh winters, heavy sunlight, storms, and extreme humidity can cause paint to deteriorate. Bubbling, peeling, or cracking are all visible signs of deterioration. If the paint is faded, dull, or water-stained, you may want to consider repainting.

Damage to the Siding

Your home was built to stand up to the elements, but it won’t emerge unscathed. Because of the conditions mentioned above, your siding can become damaged no matter what material it’s made of. Repainting your siding can give it the extra protection it needs. Depending on a handful of factors, such as the surface type and local weather conditions, the average home needs a new coat of paint every 7 to 10 years.

Hardening Caulk

The caulk along your home’s exterior is meant to act as a seal against the elements, thus preventing things like water damage. However, as the caulk expands and contracts throughout the seasons, it eventually loses that elasticity and becomes hard and brittle. Hard caulk will ultimately begin to crack and can lead to potential leaks if left unfixed.

You’re Looking for a Change

Even if you don’t find any of these external warning signs, keep in mind that you can change the color of your home simply because you want to. If you find yourself dissatisfied with your home’s appearance, this is a sign you should make a change. If you have an older home with an outdated color scheme, you may want to start a new painting project anyway.

If you have found any of these warning signs on your Atlanta home, Bear Mountain Custom Painting’s exterior painting experts know how to protect your home from further damage.

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