4 Signs That it is Time to Repaint Your Home’s Exterior

Paint is a vital part of your home’s exterior as it helps to protect your siding and trim from weather-related damage. While high-quality paint can last for a long time before showing signs of damage, your home’s exterior will need to be repainted every few years depending on your typical weather conditions, sunlight exposure, and other factors. As a team of exterior painting experts, Dunbar Painting knows how important it is to stay on top of regular maintenance and inspections for your home’s siding. That is why we have compiled a list of 4 signs that it is time to repaint your home’s exterior to help you keep your siding in great condition.

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When Should You Repaint Your Home’s Exterior?

If you notice any of the following signs when looking at your home’s exterior, it may be time to hire a professional painter:

1. Your Paint is Fading

Paint can fade over time due to exposure to direct sunlight and severe weather conditions. While fading is often viewed as a cosmetic issue, it is typically the first sign that your paint is no longer providing adequate protection for your siding. If you notice that your exterior paint is starting to look dull or flat, it may be time to hire a professional to rejuvenate the appearance of your home while enhancing protection against the elements.

2. Your Paint is Starting to Flake

If your paint has started to flake, peel, or bubble, it is recommended to contact a professional as soon as possible. Once paint flakes or peels away, it leaves part of your home exposed to the elements. This can cause long-term damage such as mold, mildew, and rot if left alone, so it is crucial to act right away.

3. Cupped Wooden Siding

While paint provides protection for wooden siding, this protection will wear off over time if you do not repaint your home every few years. Cupping—also referred to as curling—is a common form of damage that can occur due to sun exposure, excess moisture, and failing paint. Instead of remaining straight, cupped wooden siding will feature a bump somewhere along its length or it will curl at the edges. In some cases, this can cause the board to fall off the side of your home, leaving a large spot vulnerable to the elements.

4. You Want a Different Look

Over time, you may grow bored with the appearance of your home and want to try something new. If you are looking to change the colour of your home’s exterior, it is strongly recommended to work with a professional painter to ensure that the job is done right.

To learn more about our exterior and interior painting solutions or to discuss the details of your project, get in touch with the team at Dunbar Painting. We can be reached through our online contact form and will be happy to answer any questions you may have about our services.