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When These 4 Signs Appear, It’s Time to Paint Your Homes Exterior

Red exterior paint on a residential house

There is no doubt that the outside of your home suffers a lot of wear and tear over the course of its lifetime. Your homes exterior paint can be damaged by natural elements such as sun, wind, and rain, which can fade its vibrancy and finish. Likewise, improperly applied paint coatings can reduce the attractiveness of the exterior of your home and wear it down physically over time.

When searching for Greater Vancouver painting companies, it can be difficult to find one who prioritizes quality. Goodwell Painting, on the other hand, enjoys providing high-quality painting services that revitalize your home’s appearance. For a fresh look on your home, contact us about our exterior painting services.

When you pull into your driveway, your home’s exterior is the first thing you see. It is also the first thing your friends, family, and visitors will see! The exterior of your home plays a crucial role in the way we perceive a place, which is why it is helpful to know when it may need a little touch-up.

Your home may need exterior painting for a variety of reasons, but it can be hard to tell when it does. If your home’s exterior reveals any of the following four signs, then it may be time to speak with an experienced exterior painter at Goodwell Painting.

1. Fading exterior Paint

It is possible for the paint on your home’s exterior to fade over time as a result of extreme heat and direct sunlight. If you don’t have trees, mountains, or anything to shade your house from the sun, your home’s exterior can fade quite quickly.

Choosing a Greater Vancouver painting company and painter who takes the time to advise you about fading is important. Experienced exterior house painters like our team at Goodwell Painting can help you choose the right colour for your home and your home’s location. In this way, you can extend the life and energy of your home’s exterior paint. 

2. exterior Paint That’s Peeling or Cracking

Peeling or cracking on the exterior of your home is another sign that it needs new paint. You might also need to consider a fresh coat of paint if you notice chipping and flaking along with peeling and cracking. 

In addition to negatively impacting your home’s appearance, peeling or cracked exterior paint can cause significant damage. Dry rot, mould, and mildew can cause damage to your home if it does not have a protective coating of paint.

We can prevent the more serious problems caused by peeling or cracked paint by assessing your home and providing painting services before they cause major damage.

3. Shrinking Wood or Gaps in Wooden Boards

The exterior of your home should also be painted if you notice the wooden boards are shrinking or the gaps between the wooden boards are widening.

A home’s exterior can also suffer from serious damage due to shrinking wood and gaps in wooden boards, such as dry rot and mould. Your home’s exterior paint can serve as a protective barrier and prevent serious damage with a fresh coat of paint and regular maintenance.

4. You’re Preparing to Sell your home

Exterior painting can often make a world of a difference. Your home’s exterior can be made more attractive to prospective buyers and increase its value with a new colour and a proper finish. 

When it comes to painting your home, it is important to hire professionals, but it can also be challenging to know what to look for. When hiring a professional, you should look for the following:

  • A home exterior painter who’s experienced
  • A professional painting contractor who wants to extend the life of your home’s paint job
  • Someone who will use quality, long-lasting paint and other materials
  • Companies and professional painters who prioritize and value quality service

Goodwell Painting offers a range of home exterior painting services which you can review on our website. We prioritize and value experienced painters and employees who can offer quality services in the Greater Vancouver area, and we always aim to provide quality customer service. 

If you see fading paint on the exterior of your home, peeling or cracked paint, shrinking wood or gaps in wooden boards, or if you just want to be proactive about the appearance of your home, contact Goodwell Painting today!