How often should your property be painted?
When a paint job is done poorly, it begins to show after a few short years. Even when a professional completes the project properly and thoroughly, there comes a time for a new coat. On average, the time for a new house painting is after five to seven years, depending upon location and other factors. To determine when your property should be re-painted, take the following into account...
What is the exterior of your house made of? How long paint lasts varies from material to material:
Wood Siding: If painted, every three to seven years; if stained, add a new coat every four years
Aluminum Siding: Five years
Stucco: Five to six years
Cement Fiberboard: 10 to 15 years
Brick: 15 to 20 years
Climate and Conditions
The common seasonal conditions of your location may mean you need to re-paint more frequently:
In hot climates with less shade, paint bubbles quicker, which means you’ll have to add a new coat sooner rather than later.
In coastal areas, where homes are exposed to salt and UV rays, paint breaks down quicker, which leads to blistering and chalking.
In New England, where homes are exposed to both cold winters and humid summers, expect to re-paint every five years.
Ignoring your property’s overall maintenance, including its paint job, can eventually lead to the accumulation of dampness, which can create rot, a chalky residue, a termite or other insect infestation, and mold.
Once you have taken these factors into consideration, determine if your New England property needs an exterior paint job and reach out to our team of professionals to get it done. We handle both residential and commercial exterior painting, so give us a call to make an appointment. 978-904-1922