How to tell if it is time for a new paint job for the exterior of your home

A man painting the exterior of his home representing the exterior painting done by painting company Checkmark Painting in Springfield, OR

Are you wondering if it is time to invest in updating the exterior of your home? Here are a few guiding ideas that will help you determine if you need a new paint job:

Simple wear and tear

It may be time to consider a new exterior paint job if any of the following are present:

  • Wearing
  • Chipping
  • Pealing
  • Cracking
  • Oxidation*

*Oxidation refers to the process of exposure to sunlight and oxygen, which causes paint to fade.

Mold’s taken hold

Another key aspect to consider is the amount of mold growth present on the exterior of your home. Many exterior paints contain an agent that helps to prevent mold growth, but as paint ages and is exposed to elements the paint will naturally break down over time. Visible and prominent mold growth is an indicator that it may be time for an update.

When things get fungi

The final indicator to look for is dry rot. Dry rot refers to a weakening of wood by fungus. It is the result of the deterioration of both the strength and stiffness of wood.

While the wood will not necessarily feel wet or damp, the fungus growth is linked to moisture penetrating its surface. Oftentimes, the culprit of dry rot is a failing paint job.

Contact Us

If any of these indicators apply to your home please contact Checkmark Painting to schedule a thorough free estimate.