The average person spends over eight hundred hours simply brushing their teeth in their life. With that in mind, how many hours do you think you spend in your house?
Quite a few, and probably way more than you’d think! So shouldn’t you like what it looks like? Changing exterior paint colors could be the change you or potential buyers are looking for.
But don’t just take a new coat of paint at face value. Here are the more in-depth reasons to refresh this spring below.
It Increases Resale Value
Changing your exterior paint colors isn’t just a silly change of preferences. It can be a good financial investment as well. In fact, it’s one of the highest ROI home renovations you can do.
Why? A freshly painted exterior changes how potential buyers see the house. If there aren’t signs of wear and tear on the outside (the first image they see), then it must be the same on the inside.
Whether that’s true or not, perception is everything. The average home buyer looks at 25 different homes online and only sees one in person.
Secondly, homes that are freshly painted give potential buyers room to imagine. Maybe your greige (grey-beige) home leaves them imaging contrasting shutters or ivy-covered walls.
Whatever they imagine, it will boost offer values and ultimately increase your sale price.
The benefits of changing exterior paint colors aren’t purely aesthetic. When workers get up close and personal with your walls, they keep an eye out for termite evidence.
Termites affect approximately 600,000 homes in the US every year. Catching the signs early saves your home’s structural integrity and your sanity.
There are 5 active termite species in Oregon and your home painter can let you know if you need an expert’s opinion.
Increases Home’s Integrity
Even if your exterior paint is just a year too old, you could get water damage in the wet Oregon climate.
Water damage on the exterior of your home quickly becomes a health and safety hazard. Untreated wood rot can lead asthma and respiratory issues, especially in young children.
That’s where new exterior paint colors save the day. Exterior paints have elements that seal and protect wood from damage, including water.
For maximum protection, plan to paint your house every seven to ten years.
You know the feeling when you get a new haircut and all of your features feel new again? That same feeling can happen when you repaint your house.
While we don’t recommend giving your house side bangs, the comparison stands. If you’re not up for a whole-house paint job, try updating the shutters or trim.
Contrasting trim and shutters are on trend, like a bronzey-black paint with brownstone bricks. You could give your beige house a European feel with wood brown shutters.
The front door is a new feature people are using to sell the personality of their homes, so don’t forget to paint it too. Try a bright and inviting color like a warm red or a robin’s egg blue.
Exterior Paint Colors: The Final Coat
Whether you’re painting your house for your family or for potential owners, it’s a worthwhile investment. It can keep your family safe, your pockets flush and make the selling process a little easier.
Ready to learn more? Request a free quote by taking advantage of our current $250 discount offer on exterior repaints!