Is Your Home In Desperate Need Of A Repaint? Look For These 6 Signs

Are you satisfied with the exterior of your home? If not, sometimes all it takes is a fresh coat of paint! After-all, the first impression that guests or potential buyers have of your home is based off of its exterior.  We often underestimate the power of paint. Overtime, the paint on your home’s exterior will weather, giving your home a faded and dated look. Most of the time, this is due to heat, cold, snow, wind, and rain. Some of these damages may not be all that visible to the common eye. Here are six signs that will tell you if its time to call MacFarland Painting for an estimate -> 6 Signs Your Home Needs a Repaint

1. Faded Paint 6 Signs Your Home Needs a Repaint

Fading paint makes a house look worn and tired. It’s time for a new coat of paint when the vibrant color has turned to a lighter shade. (See before & after photo below)

Faded Paint - Home Needs a Repaint

2. Paint Shows Signs Of Wear

Peeling, bubbling, and cracking paint (see photo below) are signs that the paint has succumbed to the elements. These signs may also mean you’re dealing with dry rot or mold. They should not be ignored, as they can lead to bigger problems down the road. 

Why is my paint peeling? Exterior Paint

3. Cracked Caulking/Water Damage

Water sitting on your window sills can cause the wood to break apart. The zig-zag pattern in the wood is a sign you need to scrape, prime, and paint immediately!

Signs your home needs a repaint

4. Black Spots on Gutters

Those ugly black stains on gutters are the result of a chemical reaction between asphalt in roof shingles and the anodized aluminum in gutters. Because they are not just stains, house washing chemicals used for removing mold, mildew, and other contaminants won’t remove them.

signs your home needs a repaint

5. Debris Coming From Gutters

Debris coming out of the top of gutters likely means you have a plugged downspout and overtime that water will back up and rot out soffits & fascia

signs your home needs a repaint

6. Simply ready for a change!

Sometimes it’s just nice to mix things up and make a change. Painting the exterior of your home a new color can make quite an impact. Click here to browse some of the trending Sherwin-Williams colors we recommend.

Exterior Paint Novi

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