Curb appeal is the visual appeal of a house that makes it appear attractive from the roadside. It is especially important when a house is on the market for sale, where potential buyers will form an impression of the property and its value based on what they see. If you are considering selling (or leasing) a property, there are several things that you can do to improve its curb appeal.
The exterior of a home takes a beating from the weather, animals, and other things that can penetrate the walls and damage the integrity. Painting exterior home siding, trim, and windows is important because it adds an extra layer of protection against the wind and sun.
One of the best ways to upgrade the facade of a house is through an exterior paint job. It creates a clean, fresh appearance that not only adds value to the house but is likely to improve your enjoyment of the property.
When you are looking to sell your house, neutral and traditional colors are always popular and non-controversial, but for the more adventurous, the range of paint colors and textures available is huge.
It’s More Than a Paint Job
There is a lot more to exterior home painting besides the actual painting. It will typically involve a power wash to remove exterior dirt, scraping off the loose paint, and caulking or fixing any damage. All of this preparation means that when the new paint job goes on, it looks its best and does turn heads from the curb. It also creates an impression that the house is well cared for and looked after.
The way a house looks from the curb sets expectations. If the exterior paint looks great, it creates an impression that the property has been looked after and maintained. If the paint is flaking and cracked, it raises questions about how well the rest of the house and property has been looked after, and whether there are potential issues that may not be immediately visible but require remedial work.
When combined with an exterior paint job, home trim and windows can create an entirely new look and breathe life back into a tired property. Often, using a color that contrasts with the exterior paint job will create a real wow factor from the curbside.
It is important to give special consideration to the garage door, as it will typically occupy a significant portion of the roadside view and with the right color, can make a real statement.
Regardless of claims to the contrary, first impressions do count. This is especially true when it comes to selling houses, where the curb appeal can make or break a deal. If you are considering selling your home, spend some time making sure the exterior painting, window frame painting, and trim painting show the house in its best light. Not only will it improve the chances of the house selling, it will add value to the property.
If you are looking to breathe life back into your property with a new exterior paint job, call the team at Elite Pro Painting, who with more than 10 years painting experience in the Indianapolis area, can answer all your questions.