Some home buyers may look at the outside of a home and accept that what they have now is what they will always have. And that means that aside from doing necessary repairs to the roof, or windows, the home that is bought is going to look exactly the same for the remaining years that the owners live in it.
However, it does not have to be this way. Whether you’re just about to buy a home, have lived in it for a while, or are thinking of selling, house painting the exterior of your home can be a great idea, and here are a few reasons why.
Your Home Is Your Own
Above all else, your home is your home! This is your residence; you own it, it represents where you live and who you are. If you want to paint the house exterior, this merely personalizes your home even more. If you’re thinking of buying a particular home and you’re not especially happy with the current paint job, this easily solves the problem. If you’ve lived in your home for a while and have a bit more money to spend on home improvement, house painting can be another option that makes your home stand out.
Enjoy More Curb Appeal
There’s no getting around it; a newly painted home just looks better than other homes in the neighborhood. If you’re concerned about the appearance of your home or, more pragmatically, you think it may be time to sell the home, and you like to make sure your home’s sale price is justified, paint the house exterior. You instantly make your home look both newer and more appealing than other homes in the neighborhood.
From a sales perspective, this makes your asking price a bit easier to accept, especially if the home is already in good condition. Potential buyers driving up to the best looking home in the neighborhood will certainly make note of that fact when they think about whether they want to move in!
Protect Your Investment
One important aspect of a new paint job for your home’s exterior is that this has practical, lasting, structural benefits that protect your home. With a proper, quality exterior paint job, you add new layers of protection against the elements to your home that can make siding of any type last much longer than if it were completely exposed.
When you paint the house exterior, you also enjoy one of the cheapest, most cost-effective ways to increase the value of your home, even after purchasing tools like brushes and house paint. While other jobs such as kitchen remodeling may recoup about 80% of the cost of the work, exterior house painting often yields a profit, in terms of money spent, versus money earned on resale.
We Know What To Do
If you’re looking at your home and thinking it’s time to personalize it, add value to it, or just get a few more years out of the exterior while at the same time improving the look, we can help. Just contact John McCarter Construction in Ann Arbor, MI and get a free house painting consultation and quote so you can start planning!