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How often should I repaint the exterior of my home?

This is a question we get asked a lot, and the answer is, it depends, on 2 basic things:

  1. Your homes location
  2. The materials used

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Some homes could need to repaint the exterior in as little as every 4 to 6 years to keep it looking good. Others homes can go as much as 15 years before any repainting work needs to be done.

How often you need to repaint the exterior of your home depends on a few variables: where you live, the type of materials your house is made with, and the quality of the materials used for the project.

Location

Here in West Michigan, we can get temperature extremes - brutally cold winters, and hot humid stretches in the summer. These can do a number on not just your exterior paint, but whatever is underneath it on the side of your home. Especially if your home is in the open, the sun's ultraviolet rays cause the chemical compounds in paint to degrade. This is especially true if you prefer dark paints, which will appear to lighten more quickly than white or light colors in the sun. The weather can also cause paint harden, blister, crack, and mildew can form as well in damp and shady locations.

Materials

Older paints, in particular oil-based paints, can also degrade much faster than todays much improved paints, like acrylic latex paints. They come in glossy, semi-gloss, and satin finishes, with great choices for any home exterior.

Also whatever your home is using for siding, is a big factor. Todays siding choices help paints last longer, while older materials tend to require more paint upkeep.

If you are interested in a free quote for your home exterior paint job here in the Grand Rapids area, give us a call at (616) 682-6944

Collage of house exteriors being paintedWe are ready to help you get your home looking great this summer! Call for a free exterior paint quote today at (616) 295-3885

Many homeowners love to tackle as many home improvement projects as they can around the home. However, it is usually best to leave exterior painting to the professionals to ensure a quality end result, and the safety of you and anyone you may have helping.

Here are 3 reasons to hire a professional to tackle your exterior painting job

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  1. They Have The Right Equipment And Skills
    Experienced and licensed painting contractors have learned the right methods. Experienced professionals have invested in the best tools, so they can tackle any job, as painting the exterior of a house, requires a lot more than just paintbrushes. You need to be equipped with safety gear, caulk and patching tools. Sometimes, for specific tasks you may even require painting applicators, long ladders, and spraying tools.
  2. Efficient, Quality Work
    Your time is valuable, and if you don't have the practice, it can take a long time to paint the outside of a home. There are a lot of things to do before you even start painting. You need to prep the walls, fill up the holes, and tackle any surprises that may pop up. Professional painters can also dedicate full days to the work at hand, something few homeowners can put aside.
  3. Insured
    Hiring professionals means that they are licensed to do the job. This can save you a lot of trouble because it means that you will be insured. Make sure you only hire insured professionals.When you want the exterior painting on your home done right, call the professionals at Service Pro Painting and Improvements, serving the Grand Rapids and West Michigan region. With more than 12 years of experience, Service Pro Painting and Improvements provides their clients with top-quality repairs, protective coatings, and 2-Year No-Chip, No-Peal Warranty. To schedule an estimate for your home or business, call us today at (616) 295-3885.

Repairing a damaged exterior wallFall is a great time to tackle those exterior house projects that need to be done! Whether it is new siding, fixing issues like water damage or old weather stripping, or just adding a fresh coat of paint, the weather is still nice, but winter is coming... so don't delay!

One thing a lot of people don't realize, is that we are experts at this type of thing as well! In fact Service Pro Painting and Improvements have built entire homes from the ground up, so those "smaller" projects are well within our expertise!

Call us today for a free estimate, and let's talk about your home, and what we can do for you!

Summer is the absolute best time to do exterior painting jobs! And over the years we have done quite a few here in the Grand Rapids area!

BUT you can't wait too long to call us... we are booking up fast, but are always more than able to give you a free estimate! So call us today at (616) 295-3885

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