People decide to paint for different reasons: Some of us do because we want to improve the look of our home when we notice that it has weathered since the last paint job. This is particularly true of the wood on the South side – i.e. the fascia.
It could also be that we haven’t installed gutters and the water splashing off the dirt is soiling the siding.
On the other hand, it could be because it’s become black with mold on the North side because it trickles down the chimney, or bounces off the cement and wets the stucco causing mold to grow. (Mold is, definitely bad news for one’s health!)
Perhaps the stucco has developed some cracks, and besides being unsightly, moisture is now getting in.
You may also want to sell our home, and your realtor has advised you that the curb-appeal of your home will increase greatly if you do. Plus, a conscientious painting contractor should be able to save you thousands by locally treating termite infections as he discovers them and filling them at the same time so you don’t have to bring in a termite company to do it for about the same price as the paint job might run.
It happens to be true, dollar for dollar, that nothing improves your home the way a top-notch paint-job, with tastefully selected colors and accents can. With the right preparation, the best materials, and expert application it could last for the rest of your lifetime!
Maybe we’ve just had it with the old color.
It was OK for the times you lived in when it was last done, but times have changed, and so have you. Perhaps it’s the color you inherited from the previous owner, and you want to put your own color on the house. Perhaps the Homeowners Association is feeling particularly bullish and they’d like to upgrade the look of the neighborhood.
There are myriad reasons, yet every single one can be addressed properly for optimum results, and what may surprise you the most, is discovering that painting is not always what most needs doing in order to correct the problem.
For those of you who have both the means and the desire to paint for whatever the cause, weather factors should be considered. Specifically, we’ll soon enter into the rainy season-a rarity for San Diego.
If water-damage is among the factors that are influencing your decision, be sure to correct the issue prior to painting and then contemplate that there is never a better moment than right now to get a great deal given the state of the economy as a whole, and the construction industry in particular.
Article courtesy of Marcelo Bermann, owner of American Painting. For more information about American Painting, visit their website.