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How Often to Paint Your Home's Exterior

Whether your house's exterior is a soft neutral or something bright and whimsical that is sure to draw attention, one thing is certain: dull paint of any shade isn't doing your property any favors. There are several things to consider when determining whether it's time to add a coat of paint to your home.

The Outside Environment

Ohio weather can be unforgiving. If your home has spent more than a few years going up against rainy spring days, harsh winter conditions, and scorching summer suns, the paint probably isn't as bright and beautiful as it once was. Even the way the weather hits your home determines how fresh the paint looks. A side with a lot of shade may not be as sun-faded as other parts of your home but could be more affected by dampness.

The Type of Paint

If the previous job was done with a high-quality brand of paint that was meant for exterior use, it will probably last years to come, especially when taken care of properly. On the other hand, if the last person who painted your home skimped on quality in favor of saving a few bucks, you'll need a new paint job sooner rather than later. Luckily, you can avoid this being a problem in the future by hiring a professional painting company to do the job for you.

The Material of Your Home

The type of material your home was built from is important as well. Brick homes have the best paint longevity, typically only needing a new coat of paint every 15-20 years. On the other hand, wooden homes need the most upkeep, needing a fresh coat of paint every 3-7 years. Aluminum and stucco homes fall somewhere in the middle at 5-6 years each.

Don't let the neighborhood call your home dull. Add beauty and style back to your home's exterior. Hire the professionals at Color World House painting to help you. Don't forget to ask us about our power washing and holiday lighting services! Contact us today by calling 614-215-9184 or emailing us for a free estimate.