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5 Benefits of Exterior Painting (Why You Should Paint Your Home)

June 7th, 2022 | 6 min. read

5 Benefits of Exterior Painting (Why You Should Paint Your Home)

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Is your paint on the exterior of your home starting to chip or crack? Does the color seem faded? Or, are you just wanting to change up the look of your home?

Painting your home’s exterior seems like a simple project. But, like with any home remodeling, you’ve got a lot to think about with this project. 

You’re considering things like what colors you like, whether you should do it yourself or hire a professional, and how much it’s going to cost.

No matter how big or small your exterior painting project is, you want to make sure investing in your home in this way will be worth it for you. 

So, you may think the only pro of painting your home is giving it an upgraded look. 

While this is a major benefit of repainting your home’s exterior, there are many others that you may not have thought about. 

At Southwest Exteriors, we’ve offered professional exterior painting services for almost any siding type for over 32 years.  

Whether you’re looking to paint your home for cosmetic reasons or need to cover old blemishes and damaged spots, we want you to understand the full benefits of your home remodeling project. 

This article will outline the top five benefits of painting your home’s exterior, like increasing your home’s resale value, upgrading the aesthetics, preserving your siding, and more.  

After reading, you’ll have a better idea of how painting the exterior of your house will benefit you and your home and increase its longevity. 


What are the top five benefits of painting my home’s exterior? 

As you’re getting closer and closer to starting your exterior painting project, you may still be wondering if it’s a project worth investing in. 

I mean, what can a couple coats of paint really do for my home? 

There are five major benefits of painting your home’s exterior. They are: 

  • Improving the aesthetics of your home
  • Protect your home against water and weathering
  • Protect your home against insect infestation
  • Preserve your siding and make it last longer
  • Increase curb appeal and resale value of your home

Here we’ll look more into each of these pros so you can better understand how an exterior paint job can benefit your home. 


1. Exterior painting improves your home’s aesthetics

The first major benefit (and probably why most homeowners repaint their exterior) of painting your home is improving the aesthetics. 

Whether your current paint is starting to chip or peel off or the color has become faded, repainting your home will freshen it up and make it look brand new. 

Painting your home is one of the easiest ways to change up your home’s look without breaking the bank. 

If you’ve been wanting to add some uniqueness to your home or just want to revamp your current color, painting your home’s exterior is a great way to improve its overall aesthetics.


2. Exterior painting protects your home from weathering  

The second major benefit of painting your home’s exterior is adding protection to your siding and home against weathering. 

Your siding is the first protectant to the home. It’s a barrier for the frame and interior of your home, protecting it from outside elements. 

Paint on your siding is an added layer of protection to your siding. It acts as a sealant for the siding. This added sealant further protects your siding from weathering, and more importantly, water infiltration and rot. 

Now, if you have siding that is already worn and rotting in some areas, painting over it won’t protect it from the damage that is already done. 

But, if you have newer siding, like vinyl or fiber cement, painting over it will add an extra sealant over the siding and any seams where water may get in. 


3. Exterior painting protects your home from pest infestation

Just as painting helps seal your exterior and protect it from weathering and water infiltration, it also helps prevent insect infestation. 

If siding is not installed correctly and any openings are present, this poses a threat to your home for not only water to get in, but critters and insects as well. 

When termites, ants, or other insects and critters get into your siding, they not only damage the exterior, but the interior as well.

Even the smallest cracks or hairline seams can allow for ants, termites, bees, or other pests to enter and find a new home. 

Adding a layer of paint over your siding will provide a seal over any potential open seam or crack and prevent any small pests from getting into your home. 


4. Exterior painting helps preserve your siding

On top of the three benefits outlined above, painting your exterior will help preserve your siding and make it last longer.

Because painting helps protect your siding from further weathering, rot, and pest infestation, these combined increase the lifespan of your siding. 

The more your siding is protected, the longer it will last. An added barrier and sealant that is paint will preserve your siding and save you from future maintenance costs. 


5. Exterior painting increases curb appeal and can increase resale value

One of the last major benefits of painting your home’s exterior is that it increases your home’s curb appeal, which can also increase your home’s resale value. 

Not only does painting your exterior give your home a cosmetic upgrade, but the functional benefits also make your home more desirable for new buyers. 

The exterior of your home is a first impression for new guests, neighbors, or travelers passing by. When your home is in tip top shape with a fresh coat of paint will give your home some added curb appeal and provide a high-quality first impression. 

If you are looking to sell your home in a few years, painting your exterior can also increase its resale value. Having a freshly painted home can help sway a buyer to choose your home over a home they will need to paint just a few years after living in.

So, if you want your home to make others go, “Wow!,” repainting it can give it the upgrade you’ve been looking for. 


The benefits of painting your home’s exterior

Now that you know five major benefits of painting your home’s exterior, you can better understand the value this project adds to your home. 

While painting your home isn’t the largest project you can take on, it provides you with subtle benefits that increase your home’s aesthetic value and protect your siding. 

Exterior painting not only gives your home added curb appeal, but it also can protect your siding and interior of your home from potential water infiltration, rot, and pest infestation. 

If you’re looking to have your exterior painted, it’s important to understand that it must be done correctly in order to receive all of these benefits. Like with any home remodeling project, the quality of installation is just as important as the quality of the products. 

So, how do you ensure your home is repainted to the highest quality? By finding the right contractor for the job. 

Check out this article that outlines three steps to find the right contractor for you and your project. Then, you can confidently choose the best company to work with and receive a high-quality exterior paint job along with all its benefits. 


Ready to paint your home with a high-quality exterior contractor?

At Southwest Exteriors, we use the highest quality paint products from Sherwin Williams that are meant to last years on your home. 

Along with the quality products we use, our expert installers follow the best practices to properly prep your home and apply your new paint to ensure it will last. 

We want you to receive all the benefits of a new exterior paint job, so your home is protected under our lifetime warranty for as long as you own your home. 

Are you ready to upgrade your home with a fresh coat of paint? Schedule your free consultation with a design consultant today!