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3 Signs That It’s Time To Paint Your Bay Area Home

 3 Signs That It’s Time To Paint Your Bay Area Home

Can you wait another year, or is it time to paint?

This is a common question! After it reaches a certain age, Bay Area homeowners start to eye their exterior paint, wondering if it’s time to invest in a couple fresh coats or if it can wait. Painting is easy to put off, but before you do, take a closer look at these warning signs.

#1: Faded, Cracked, or Bubbly Paint

These are obviously the biggest red flags. The issues will become most apparent on the weather-worn side of your home too, and you might see a little rot start to rear its head around your trim, windowsills, or fascia.

Just remember, paint is a primary protective barrier. Once it fails, your home is much more vulnerable to pests, moisture intrusion, and accelerated decay.

Pro Tip!

Don’t wait until you have full paint failure! It might feel like you’re stretching the value, but you’re actually just creating a bigger, more expensive paint job, and also opening the door to avoidable surface deterioration. Routine maintenance is best, or else a full repaint as soon as your exterior shows signs of wear.

#2: Dry, Crumbling Caulking

Caulking is the unsung hero of your home’s exterior. Really. It fills the gaps and tightens seams, delivering not only a smooth aesthetic but also a strong barrier of protection. Caulk directly contributes to better overall home efficiency, protection from pests, and protection from moisture.

Over time, however, the texture begins to change. Once it grows brittle, it really needs to be cleaned out and reapplied (part of a thorough exterior painting process).

#3: Your Home Needs a Fresh Look!

 3 Signs That It’s Time To Paint Your Bay Area Home

If you’re selling, this is a really big deal. Nothing adds ramps up marketability faster than fresh curb appeal! Or, if we’re talking about your forever home, it can be fun to restore or transform your colors. We’d recommend talking to a color consultant too, if needed, just to make sure you’re taking full advantage of an awesome opportunity. You’d be amazed by what a fresh (and expert) perspective can offer!

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Oakland, CA

“MB Jessee just finished our exterior and we couldn't be happier with our experience. The foreman (Pedro) and lead painter (Ricardo) were incredible to work with: they communicated scheduling clearly, Ricardo was a joy to be around every day, the showed up early every day, were incredibly tidy and did great paint work. The final walk through experience was incredible. Pedro pointed out items I missed demonstrating a clear desire to complete another quality project. I highly recommend them. As others have noted they definitely aren't the cheapest but you quickly realize that you're getting what you pay for. The 3 year guarantee is also a nice touch since there are likely touch up items that will show up after the job is done.”

— Joshua Jansen

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Piedmont

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San Francisco, CA

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