In the spring, everything comes back to life. The trees start to fill out and flowers begin to bloom. Painting your home at this time of year is a great way to emerge from the winter and it is the best time of year for it because the weather is just right for paint. When it is not too humid and temperatures are mild, paint tends to be more durable and protective on your home.
The Temperature Is Right for Painting
When it is too cold outside, paint has trouble drying properly, which can interfere with the consistency of the color. When it is too hot outside, paint dries too quickly. This can cause the paint to bubble and blister, which will result in peeling later. The spring has perfect temperatures that are not too hot or too cold and it is the best time for your exterior paint job to turn out just right. Most paints recommend temperatures between 50 and 85 degrees with low humidity.
Pricing Is Competitive
Many exterior painters have a lighter workload over the winter and they are excited to get back to work. If you plan your exterior paint job at the beginning of the spring, pricing may be competitive before their schedules are filled up. In addition, the best painters’ schedules fill up quickly once the temperatures warm so you want to plan ahead and book them before it’s too late.
Bushes, Flowers, and Trees Aren’t in Full Bloom
As the season moves along, the trees fill out and flowers bloom, which can make it more difficult to paint your home without damaging them. If you schedule your home painting before all of your vegetation blooms, painters will have an easier time accessing every part of your exterior for the best paint job.
Fresh Paint Deters Pests
Along with the trees and flowers, bees and wasps come back in the spring. Your painter will find any area of your exterior that needs repairs, which will help to prevent wasps or other insects from entering your house. In addition, a fresh coat of paint deters these pests from nesting in the nooks and crannies of your home’s exterior.
You Will Enhance Your Curb Appeal
First impressions go a lot further than people realize. When your house looks weathered, it is less inviting. Nothing makes a home more welcoming than a fresh paint job. It really completes the picture as guests pull up to your home. Not only that, but people are happier when they come home to a place that they are proud of.
You Will Increase the Value of Your Home
Painting is one of the home improvement jobs that boosts the value of your home for a relatively low expense. Whether you are selling your house or not, painting your home will raise the value of your entire neighborhood. Home buyers want to live in a neighborhood where people take care of their homes and nothing shows off the care that you put into your home quite as much as a fresh coat of paint.