The Top Three Benefits of a Fresh Coat of Paint
February 28, 2020 at 9:52 AM
As any roofing company in Auckland will tell you, there are many ways to rejuvenate your home, but few of them will beat a fresh exterior repaint. Perhaps you’re planning to put your house on the market soon, or you just want to be the envy of the neighbourhood. No matter the reason, consider getting a repaint while undergoing a re-roofing project, when you can save money on costly scaffolding. It will save you time down the line and might even end up making you money when the time comes to sell.
Giving the outside of your house a fresh coat of paint is the quickest way to make it seem brand new, and it has a lot of other benefits besides the aesthetic value.
First Impressions Matter: Painting Increases Your Curb Appeal
Putting your home on the real-estate market is akin to placing it in an arena with other homes on sale. The best way to come out on top is to conquer the first impression. An exterior repaint is a sure-fire technique in any homeowner’s arsenal that will grant their house the exemplary curb appeal it needs to stand out.
This doesn’t mean you have to paint your house a shocking colour—rare is the home that can pull off neon orange walls. Rather, take the time to choose a colour that coincides with the neighbourhood’s vibe while making your house seem clean and well put-together. Darker colours are more popular than ever in New Zealand, as lighter colours can start to degrade much faster.
Big Change, Small Cost: Painting Is Affordable
Most of the construction community agrees that repainting a home’s exterior is money well-spent. It makes one of the biggest visual changes and returns a high value down the line, but the investment is small compared to other potential renovations.
Painting your home immediately increases its value, and not just because of the way it looks! Repainting also refreshes the weatherproofing on the outside of your home and reseals any gaps where water can sneak through. In this way, it’s almost as valuable as re-roofing in Auckland’s variable weather. Furthermore, it extends the life of your siding and helps you neatly avoid the replacement costs damaged siding would bring.
Pest Protection Upgrade: Painting Repels Termites
Finally, repainting your home helps it to kick any invasive wood-munchers to the curb. Termites find their way into homes by way of the cracks and broken seals that appear over time. By slapping on a fresh coat of paint, you’re sealing up those little passages and preventing termites from getting in.
Termites may be tiny, but they are very mighty, and they can wreak a lot of havoc on your home in a short amount of time. By eating their way through beams and walls, they can weaken the structure of your home and eventually start to bring it down around your ears. Repairing termite damage can be costly, even if caught early, so getting ahead of it by taking on a repaint is one of the smarter choices a homeowner could make.
Invest in your home’s future with Roof Auckland.
We recommend repainting at least every ten years to keep your home in tip-top shape, but a re-roofing project is the perfect time to consider a repaint or any additional maintenance your homes may need. When it comes time to give your home a makeover, we’ll be happy to help, recommending painters who can offer value by saving on scaffolding. We take care of everything from exterior painting to roof maintenance in Auckland. We know homes inside and out – call us for your quote today!