Does my San Diego home need a new exterior paint job?


It might! But let’s just be sure before you invest in this exterior remodeling.

How often should I paint my house?

  • Wood siding – every 3-7 years, or every 4 years if it’s stained
  • Aluminum siding – usually about 5 years
  • Stucco – typically lasts 5-6 years
  • New types of materials – these usually need to be touched up less often; for example, cement fiberboard siding can go 10-15 years before repainting
  • Brick – if it’s not painted, it only needs occasional cleaning; if it’s painted, it can last 15-20 years

If it’s time to paint, let’s go over a few things first.

What color?

The color is always up to you, but if you’re wondering how you can get the most from your dollar the answer is quite simple. If you live in a place where its mostly sunny and possible warmer you would want to have lighter colors. This is because how darker colors absorb sunlight heating your house. So, if you don’t live in these warmer places you would want something darker. The actual color though is up to you. You may want to pick a color that feels more welcoming and complements the interior of your house as well.

How will this save me money?

We are pro energy efficient here at Designs 4 You. We believe that your home remodeling projects should be saving you the money that you put into it and exterior paint can help save money on your energy bills. If you were to chose that light color such as white or sky blue, your home will be less warm which means less air conditioning you’re running inside. It’s no secret that A.C can rack up a huge energy bill, so it could be time to make that switch.

How else does this benefit me?

Not only will you be coming home to a cool inside, but your home will look cool on the outside as well! There is nothing better than coming back to the place you call home and you should be proud and confident in that home. Repainting can also increase the value of your house indefinitely in case you may be looking to sell. The outside is your first impression to buyers. Give them something beautiful to look at before seeing the great inside that awaits.

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