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5 Advantages of Exterior Painting (Especially Commercial Painting)

March 7, 2023
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5 Advantages of Exterior Painting (Especially Commercial Painting)

Painting the exterior of your home or business is one of the most important and cost-effective ways to keep your property looking great and preserving its value. Improved curb appeal equates to increased property value – the advantages of regular exterior painting are fivefold:

Increasing curb appeal

Applying a new coat of paint to your building’s exterior will not only add an aesthetic appeal, but also increase its value. A fresh coat of paint can also help prevent deterioration by protecting the exterior of your home or business from environmental elements such as UV rays, wind, rain, and snow. Additionally, a new coat of paint can help cover up existing blemishes or damage, making your building look brand new. This can be especially beneficial for commercial buildings where  an attractive and professional look for clients and tenants is critical. A fresh coat of paint will make your building look more attractive and vibrant.

Protecting your building from the elements

A new layer of paint can act as a protective barrier that shields your building from harsh weather conditions and prevents deterioration. Having your exterior painted regularly is essential in order to keep it protected from environmental forces and to maintain its structural integrity. Additionally, higher quality paints provide more protection against moisture, insect and mold infiltration, and are less prone to cracking and peeling over time, which helps maintain the integrity of your exterior walls.

Regular painting frequency depends on the type of surface you’re dealing with. Smooth surfaces should be repainted every 3-4 years, whereas rough surfaces may require painting up to every 2-3 years. Not only does regular painting help prevent deterioration, but also helps keep maintenance costs low by avoiding unnecessary repairs or replacements. Furthermore, quality paints can reduce the amount of solar radiation absorbed by walls and roofs, keeping them cooler in hot climates and reducing energy costs. Finally, high-quality paints are also designed to last longer, ensuring fewer repaints are required, saving money in the long run.

A new paint job can cover up existing damage

If you’ve recently noticed some deterioration on the outside of your building, such as peeling paint or chipped wood; a new coat of paint can be an effective way to repair the minor damage and make your building look brand new. Not only does this improve the aesthetic appeal of your property, but it also helps prevent further deterioration.

A professional paint job can add value to your property

Is it time for your property to be sold or evaluated for loan purposes? A shabby paint job and run down exterior can reduce the perceived value of your property by as much as 20%. Exterior painting can be a great way to restore value to your property.

Exterior painting can be a cost-effective way to update your property

Maybe your architecture and/or its features are a bit dated. Often, just the right selection of contemporary exterior paint can bring your property right up to the present. Painting is a much more cost-effective option than replacing siding or undertaking other costly architectural updates. For commercial properties in particular, exterior painting can help to quickly bring your building up to a  fresh, contemporary level.  All in all, it’s a great way to get a new look without breaking the bank.

When only a thoroughly professional paint job will do

With all the value new painting can bring to your building, it’s important that the project be performed by a professional, conscientious crew using the right paint. LACOSTA has long been known for a worry-free, meticulous approach that meets your budget and turnaround expectations. LACOSTA is especially adept at your largest and most challenging projects.


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