In a recent post, we shared a little insight into why it’s worth investing in high-quality exterior paint, and why bargain options just won’t cut it in the long-run. If you missed it, check it out here!
Today, let’s dive into what exactly your exterior paint does for your home.
Sure, it provides a nice update, fresh style, and an opportunity for customization, but its job description encompasses even more than that. Quite a bit more, actually.
How Does Exterior Paint Work for Your New Jersey Home?
Besides just being a pretty face, your exterior paint also…
- Shields against the elements, including UV damage, moisture, corrosion, and more
- Deters termites and other pests that are looking for a place to call home
- Increases the lifespan of your home’s siding
- Slows the destructive power of mold and mildew, especially in conjunction with routine pressure washing
- Offers one of the highest levels of return on investment of any home improvement project
Are You Hiring the Right Exterior Painting Company?
With so much on the line, it makes sense that you’d want to find a skilled, reputable painting company to trust with your project. To help you in your search, make your sure you ask these essential questions:
- Are you licensed and insured? – If they’re not, you will ultimately be held responsible if there is an accident or damage incurred during the painting process.
- Where can I find reviews and client feedback? – Google, Houzz, Yelp, and Angie’s List are a good place to start.
- What level of surface prep is included in my estimate? – Your estimate should be totally transparent, and include exactly what repairs and preparation are recommended and included. Remember, regardless of the quality of your paint or how well it’s applied, if the surface isn’t healthy, sound, and receptive, the process is set up for failure.
Be wary of long warranties! While they might seem attractive up front, they often hide clever loopholes that protect the painter rather than you. Even if it’s shorter, a clear warranty that offers genuine peace of mind is ultimately much more valuable.
If you are looking for a house painter here in New Jersey, we encourage you to reach out to us at Cherry Hill Painting. It would be a pleasure to answer your questions and talk through your project goals. Contact us today!