It’s getting to be that time of year again. The time when you’re spending more of your life in the yard and thinking to yourself, “Hmmm looks like the house could use a new coat of paint.”
Which it probably does.
In most climates house paint usually lasts about 5-7 years before it starts to fade, but with the Denver area’s sunny summers and brutal winters, that time frame may be slightly shorter.
So, it’s time to paint your Denver home, what do you do? Your initial thought may be to buy a bucket of paint, climb up that rickety ladder you own, and get to work. However, while DIY projects can be incredibly fun and fulfilling, here are some reasons why you might want to sit this one out and hire a professional painting contractor.
Experience and Results
Yes, you can easily pick up paint and brushes from the local hardware store and get to work, on your own but when was the last time you painted an entire house yourself? Is it just going to be you doing it or are you going to draft the rest of the family? Painting a home is a lot more labor-intensive than you may think and your results may not be at the level a professional can provide. A newly-painted home isn’t just aesthetically pleasing, it adds to the resale value of your home. It’s probably the better idea to work with a professional painter not just because they know how much work it will require to look its best, but because they also have experience with other parts of the process that you may not expect.
Professional painters end up doing more than just applying a new coat. They also spend time checking your home out to discern if there is any structural damage or if your home is suffering from wood rot. By knowing what to look for before the painting process begins, a professional painter can help you resolve these issues before you can just cover them up with new paint.
Also, with their years in the industry, professional painters will have all the necessary tools of the trade to make the whole process more efficient, yielding the best possible results.
How excited are you really about standing awkwardly on your ladder, trying to awkwardly paint under your roof’s eaves? The idea of taking a sunny weekend to give your home a relaxing paint job becomes a little less relaxing when that weekend becomes two weekends or three. Painting a home is often a much bigger undertaking than many realize so it might be a better idea to work with a company that knows how much work it’s going to take.
Also, speaking of awkwardly standing on a ladder, according to the World Health Organization, each year there are more than 164,000 emergency room-treated injuries and 300 deaths in the U.S. that are caused by falls from ladders. The report also states that most ladder deaths are from falls of 10 feet or less. It might be a good idea to put your family’s hearts at ease by getting off your one-size-fits-all-jobs ladder and letting a professional use his or her ladders that are best suited for the job.
So if you are wanting a new paint job for your Denver home, instead of making it DIY why not have one of TeamDaveLogan.com’s trusted painting contractors do it for you!