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Why You Should Never Procrastinate on Exterior House Painting

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Now that 2024 is here, you may be looking for ways to improve your home. Your first priority should be to deal with anything in your home that’s beginning to fall apart. If you’ve noticed your exterior paint has become worn down, don’t put repainting off for a later date. Keeping your exterior protected can help the structure, your home value, curb appeal, and so much more. Here are reasons you should never procrastinate on calling on exterior house painting services.

Home Value

According to Homelight, you can increase your home value by an average of $7,571 with an exterior painting project. Being aware of your home value and how to increase it is vital for your overall net worth. After all, your home is an asset, and for most Americans, it’s the largest and most expensive asset that they’ll have. The greater your home value, the greater your equity will be. Even if you don’t plan on moving anytime soon, having access to greater equity can provide access to equity loans that you can reinvest into more home upgrades. If you plan on leaving your home to your heirs one day, keeping it in optimal condition will up its value and give them something more to inherit. Without timely exterior painting, you may end up unknowingly doing damage to your home in the long run and cause it to decrease in value.


Do you plan on moving in 2024? If you’re like many Americans, you moved several times in your life, and so you should know that you need to prep your existing home in order to sell it. If you have a tentative moving date this year, don’t procrastinate on those exterior painting services. After all, moving can be more time-consuming than people realize. Plus, if you’re moving to another city, state, or even country, you’ll have to start planning even sooner as you’ll have more to deal with. After all, there’s no guarantee that you sell your home immediately. Some homes can linger on the market for months or years, so taking quick steps to get it market-ready can help you get it off your hands as soon as possible.

Rising Energy Bills

If your energy bills have been rising due to vulnerabilities in your exterior, the problem won’t fix itself. Energy usage is still a major problem for the planet. That’s why more homeowners and businesses are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint. Energy expenditure can easily account for a significant portion of your residential bills. If you’re continually dealing with heat loss this winter or a home that can’t properly cool down in the summer, it’ll cost you. When your HVAC is on full blast, those bills will keep rising as you’ll burn more energy. Burning that level of energy can also do damage to your HVAC system, which can create a larger expense if you have to replace it. Save on those energy bills and protect your heating and cooling system by getting prompt exterior house painting services.

Issues With HOA or Neighbors

The benefits of living in a nice neighborhood include having a beautiful home and being surrounded by other beautiful homes. However, it’s your responsibility as a homeowner to ensure you don’t unknowingly drive down your property value or that of your neighbors. If your exterior paint job has begun to look worn down due to peeling and bubbling paint, moss, dirt, and other elements, it can make your home stand out on the block in a negative way. If you don’t fix the problem, you may end up having a face-to-face or online confrontation with neighbors. After all, as mentioned, other people don’t want their property values going down, and certain neighbors may approach you to see what’s going on. Plus, if you have an HOA to contend with, there may be certain rules and regulations you must abide by, such as keeping up your home exterior.

Mold or Mildew

If you don’t take care of your exterior, it may be susceptible to mold or mildew, especially if you’re in a very wet environment. According to CNET, mold can begin to sprout on a wet surface in as little as 24 to 72 hours. While many homeowners worry about mold inside their homes, particularly their basements, it can be just as much of a problem on your exterior. Mold on any surface is serious. Even on your exterior, it can eat away at the underlining paint job and later seep through your siding. Then your siding is vulnerable to wood rot, cracks, and other vulnerabilities that can put your overall home structure in danger.

Plus, the presence of mold is unsightly and can lead to a decreased home value due to its overall structural damage and health-related effects. After all, if exterior mold creeps into cracks and invades your home interior, your family’s health can be in danger. Mold spores latch onto the lungs and can create or worsen existing cases of asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, as well as lung infections. If a home becomes invaded by mold, it can become unlivable over time. Exterior house painting can help nip mold in the bud before it starts.

Siding Maintenance

High-quality paint works to protect your siding and increase its overall lifespan. Protecting your siding also protects your interior. When cracks and holes develop in your siding, it can exacerbate damage and cause your siding to lose its structural strength. When your home’s structural capabilities are endangered, it can be a safety issue. You can prevent extensive work or premature replacement on siding by working with qualified exterior house painting services.


Protecting the structural integrity of your siding means insects won’t be able to find an easy passage into your home. There are boring insects like termites and carpet beetles that can chew through wood. However, exterior painters know the right type of paint that can protect houses from weathering, as well as from hungry insects. Before paint becomes worn down, have exterior painters revamp the exterior so that these pests won’t be attracted to your home.

If insects do get in, it can cause great damage to your home. Once they get past the siding, they can begin chewing away at your foundation, which will weaken it. Then, they could eventually cut through the drywall and further invade the interior of your home. According to the CDC, termites can destroy your home in about three years. It’s best to prevent this issue before it occurs by painting your home’s exterior regularly.

Hiring exterior house painting services isn’t just about adjusting the color. An attractive paint color adds to your overall curb appeal, but the quality of the paint itself also has many protective qualities you may not have considered. Exterior paintwork can increase energy efficiency and home value, protect it from insects, and much more. When it’s obvious that your exterior paint needs to be refreshed, don’t make the mistake of procrastinating on this project. For an expert exterior house painting team you can trust, contact The Oregon Painting Company today for a consultation. We’ll help keep your home in prime condition with high-quality paint. We look forward to working with you!

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