April 5, 2013 3:44 am
There are many reasons to consider home painting, but four of the main motivations that drive homeowners are:
1. The increase in real estate value
One of the best ways to increase your home's market value is with exterior painting. Compared to renovations and remodeling, house painting is a much cheaper alternative. According to Remodeling Magazine, the average cost of a complete kitchen remodel in 2012 was $57,000, compared to an average of $3,000-$5,000 for exterior home painting (CostHelper.com). Although pricing may vary, you can see that the potential return on your investment is much greater with exterior home painting.
2. Enhancing your home's curb appeal
Like the feeling of wearing a new favorite outfit, your home will be dressed up and ready to shine with a new coat of exterior paint. It can help your home stand out in the neighborhood and have people slow down to look at your beautiful new exterior! If you're looking to sell your home, boosting curb appeal is a great way to attract the interest of potential home buyers.
3. Protection of your home's exterior
Many people forget the protective qualities that paint provides. It adds a layer of protection against harsh weather, especially ice and snow, and acts as a seal to keep out moisture from the rain.
4. Supplying new life to an old home
Exterior house painting could be the perfect option for you if you have been looking for a way to reinvigorate your home with the splendor that was felt when you first moved in. Changing your home's exterior coloring could even provide you and your family with a more positive outlook on life in general; your bright and beautiful newly painted home will be ready and waiting for you after a long day.
Painting the exterior of your house on your own may not seem like a difficult task to undertake at first, but hiring a professional painting company is also one of your many options.
Source: College Pro Painters
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