When Should I Paint the Exterior of My Home?

If you just want to give your house a new look, that's one thing. However, if you are unsure on whether or not that your home needs a fresh coat of exterior paint. There is different ways to look at it, depending on the material of your homes siding.

Vinyl Siding:

  • Is the color fading?
  • Is there damage to the existing siding?
  • Is the paint looking "chalky"?

These are all indicators that it is time to seek out a professional help.

Brick Siding:

  • If there is no paint on it currently, is there cracking?
  • Is the existing paint chipping?
  • Is there staining from the above siding?

If you said yes to one or all of these reasons, it's time to get a new coat of paint on your brick siding.

Wood Siding:

  • Is the wood starting to decay and rot?
  • Is the existing paint flaking/chipping?
  • Is the existing paint fading or chalking?

All of these are reasons to get a professional in there to asses the damage to the exterior of your home. Once the damage is assed, you get the proper repairs done and repaint the exterior.

Aluminium and Metal Siding:

  • Is there rusting?
  • Is the paint fading?
  • Is the paint fading?

These are all signs that indicate that it is time for a new coat of paint.