Exterior Home Painting
Minneapolis & St. Paul Exterior Painting
You have put a lot of money and time into making your home just right for you and your family. Perhaps you’ve remodeled the interior, upgraded that dated kitchen and bathroom, or maybe you’ve recently installed new flooring and painted the interior walls. Those changes have made a positive impact, not only on the way it feels to live in the home, and ultimately its market value. What you might not realize, however, is that painting the exterior of your home can have those same positive benefits, and then some. It offers protection for your home’s structure, improves the curb appeal, helps protect against insect infestations, and helps tie your interior design style into your home’s exterior.
Protects Your Home from the Elements
It’s no secret that the winters in Minnesota are harsh. Snow, ice, sleet, wind, and hail are all common during the cold winter months. Luckily, you have a cozy, warm house that you can retreat to when the worst of the weather sets in. Your home, on the other hand, is always exposed to the weather and it takes a beating. Freezing and thawing can cause the exterior paint to crack, flake, or bubble, especially if the paint is low quality or if it’s already worn and damaged. A fresh coat of paint adds a barrier that protects your home from damage.
Maintains Your Home’s Structural Integrity
Cracked or otherwise damaged exterior paint allows moisture to get in, which causes the wood elements to swell, soften, and decay prematurely. These conditions often lead to mold and mildew building up, which can cause wood to further deteriorate. Over time, these problems can cause issues with the structural integrity of the home. Protecting your investment is a simple matter of routine maintenance, which includes applying a good quality exterior house paint.
Helps Identify Insect Infestations
If you hire a professional to paint the exterior of your home, the first thing they’ll do is clean the siding and inspect it. This will reveal any damage caused by insects, such as termites, so the problem can be addressed. What’s more, a coat of good exterior paint will also protect the wood elements of your home from future infestations. In the long run, you’ll save money by keeping those nasty wood eating critters away and your home will stay in good condition longer.
Makes Your Home’s Siding Last Longer
Your home’s siding is a strong barrier against the outside, but it doesn’t last forever. Most traditional forms of siding, like wood and vinyl, have to be replaced periodically and that’s a huge expense. What many homeowners don’t know, however, is that just about any type of siding can be painted. Painting adds years to the lifespan, which can save you thousands of dollars in the long run. Not only that, but a good coat of paint can hide blemishes, scrapes, and scratches to make the siding look new longer.
Improves Your Home’s Aesthetics
Odds are, when you purchased your home you were okay with the exterior color scheme but you weren’t in love with it. You’ve spent the time, energy, and money to alter the interior to suit your tastes, but what about the exterior? If the colors don’t speak to your sense of style, change it up. An exterior paint job will have a dramatic effect on the way your home looks to you, especially if you choose a color scheme that is harmonious with your interior design.
Improves Your Home’s Curb Appeal
Looks aren’t everything, except when you’re talking about real estate. If you have any interest in selling your home in the near future, you have to pay close attention to the exterior. When a prospective buyer sees your home’s exterior for the first time, they develop a strong opinion of what the inside looks like. A freshly painted exterior is far more appealing than one that’s worn and faded. Plus, if they like what they see on the outside, a buyer will be more willing to step inside to get a better look and the chances of them making an offer go up.
Increases Your Home’s Resale Value
When it comes to improving the value of your home, there are many things that can bring that figure up. If, for example, you were to invest $10,000 in a kitchen makeover, you can expect to see an increase in value of around $8,000. In other words, a kitchen remodel returns around 80% of the investment. Exterior painting, on the other hand offers a much higher return of around 141% of the cost. So, if you spend $1,000 you can expect around a $1,400 increase in value.
It’s a Quick Home Improvement Project
Major remodeling projects can take weeks, even months, to complete. There’s lots of dust, debris, materials, tools, and workers about and it’s nowhere near quiet. Plus, you and your family may not even be able to stay in your home while the work is being done because of the dangers. Exterior painting, on the other hand, can usually be accomplished in a couple of days, at most, with a minimal crew, materials and supplies. Best of all, there is very little disruption to you when the work is being done.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
As you can see, exterior home painting has many benefits for your home and for you. It’s not only a good investment, it’s also a great way to freshen up an old, dated exterior. If you’re considering the option of painting your Minneapolis-St. Paul home’s exterior, remember Satin Touch. Give us a call today at (612) 388-7275 for a free, no-obligation estimate or contact us online to schedule an appointment with one of our painting professionals. If you’re not sure what colors you want, or you just want some professional advice, we’ll be happy to recommend something for you. If you do know what you want, we’ll do everything we can to make it happen for you quickly, and within your budget.