The exterior of your home should be painted regularly to prevent major problems. Painting the outside is not something you can simply change up, but it’s a task that will make everything look better when done correctly! The first part in our series “How Often Should I Paint My House?” explains how often this needs to happen and what happens if skipped over for too long.
Painting your house, like many things in life can be tricky. There is no definitive number on how often you should paint the exterior of your home because different houses require different maintenance and care depending on their location, material used for construction etc…It’s best to consult a professional painter if you want an exact figure or schedule that will need painting services every year or five years based off what materials are used during the creation process of building this structure.
The Exterior Material
There are many factors to consider when trying to decide how often you should paint your home. The material on the outside of your house is one that’s very important, but there will also be others. For example: climate and exposure can affect how long it’ll take for something like wood siding or vinyl fencing need a fresh coat while metal roofs typically last much longer before showing signs of wear. This list below details some common exterior materials with their typical time frame between painting jobs.
- The materials that need to be painted every 15-20 years are brick,cement fibreboards siding and other new materials.
- The material that needs a paint job every 5-7 years is stucco or aluminum siding.
- Wood will require an update at least once ever 3-7 years while stained wood lasts 4 year before needing another touch up.
As you can see, there are no hard and fast rules to when you need to repaint. Now that we’ve got a basic idea of what will be working with, let’s start considering other elements which impact our paint job!
When you’re buying a house, it can be helpful to know when the home was last painted. It will help determine how long your paint job should last and what sort of quality you are working with. But information about this is often hard to come by – unless previous owners provide more details on their own! For example:
The type of paint used
How many coats were applied
Whether or not any special preparation work had been done before painting
Leave It to the Professionals
Ethereal Painters is the best place to go when you want a professional touch on your home. From color selection and preparation, we’ll make sure everything goes smoothly so that all you have to think about it what colors look great together! For an estimate or consultation please call 604-788-3382 or fill out our estimate form.