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Signs It’s Time to Refresh Your Exterior this Year

Whether you’re looking to get your home ready to sell or are just tired of seeing signs of age, freshening your home exterior will revitalize your curb appeal! Not sure if it’s time to spruce it up? We’re giving you the telltale signs it’s time for a revamp!

Paint Discoloration

If your paint has become faded or discolored it is a good indicator that it may be time for a fresh coat (or two!). Faded paint can not only make your home look old, but it can also be an indicator of other issues.  If the paint is fading or discoloring in areas that the sun isn’t reaching it could be the result of water intrusion or even problems with your vapor barrier. This would require attention before you decide to do your repaint.

Physical Damage

Have you noticed any cracks in your home’s paint? Maybe some pieces are even flaking off or bubbling. This happens over time due to the changes in temperature with each season. After having a very cold winter you may be noticing some of these issues, but be sure to check for larger issues such as rot, or mold. You will want to address these prior to painting.


Just because you haven’t noticed damage to your exterior paint, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider a repaint this year. If your exterior hasn’t been painted in 5 – 10 years, this just means the paint has done its job and protected your home. You want to maintain this and have it repainted during this time frame to avoid the types of damage, and discoloration we reviewed above. If you have wood siding you should repaint every 3-7 years. If it’s stained, every 4 years. If you’re unsure what the best treatment for your exterior is, give us a call and we can offer you guidance.

At the end of the day, making sure that you take care of painting your exterior before signs of chipping or peeling can help avoid more serious damage to the home exterior beneath the paint. Stay proactive and keep your home safe! Reach out to us for a free estimate if it’s time for a repaint!

By Katherine Fosella