Is Spring the Best Time To Re-paint the Exterior of My Home?

We have all heard of spring cleaning, but many homeowners are getting into the refreshing spirit by sprucing up their home’s exterior. Some seasons are better than others to get this task crossed off the to-do list.

You may be wondering, “Is spring the best time to repaint the exterior of my home?” In this article, we will answer that question and cover the benefits of repainting the exterior of a home.

Is spring the best time to repaint the exterior of my home?

In our professional opinion, spring is the best time to repaint the home’s exterior for a variety of reasons.

According to “5 Reasons Why you Need to Paint your Exterior this Spring” by Onit Painting, these reasons include protecting the home, increasing a property’s value, enhancing curb appeal, identifying damage or necessary repairs, and “to get ahead of the crowd.”

Painting in the spring can curb the effects of winter damage immediately. Plus, the moderate temperatures and mild weather that come after the winter prove the perfect combination to allow primers to properly cure.

Another perk to painting in springtime is avoiding sweltering through the summer heat to finish the paint job. What’s more, painting in the spring frees up the summertime for family fun and vacation time.

What are the benefits of repainting the exterior of my home?

According to “7 Reasons to Schedule Your Exterior House Painting This Spring” by Trico Painting, protecting your home is a chief benefit of repainting the exterior of your home. While paint can add some color and beauty to a home, this protective layer helps a house whether the elements. Repainting reinforces that shield.

Enhancing curb appeal is another huge benefit to repainting a home’s exterior. Whether you plan to sell the house now or in the future, a fresh coat of paint can do wonders for getting buyers interested. In addition to upping the curb appeal, repainting the exterior can increase the value of your home.

Repainting the exterior of the home forces you to take a close look at the state of your home’s exterior. This allows you to identify needed repairs that you might not ordinarily spot. Woodpecker holes, insect damage, and wood rot are just a few examples of issues that could be identified in the repainting process.

Finally, repainting the exterior of your home can allow you to get in with painting specialists before everyone else. This gives you flexibility in scheduling and relief in knowing that you will get onto your painters’ to-do list in a timely fashion. Waiting till the last minute, like the end of summer or fall, could result in missing the opportunity.

In short, spring truly is the best season to repaint your house’s exterior for a range of reasons, from improving protection for the elements to the moderate temperatures that allow the paint to dry properly to the opportunity to inspect the exterior for damage.