THE SECRET TO TRANSFORM YOUR HOME
RESIDENTIAL EXTERIOR PAINTING
Looking for a cost-effective way to improve your home’s curb appeal while boosting its value? Exterior house painting is the secret weapon that industry insiders and savvy homeowners use to transform dull-looking houses into stunning designer dream homes. J.Canabe Painting is a certified painting contractor company that specializes in beautifying Lyndhurst NJ homes with paint palettes that enrich home designs, surrounding landscapes, and neighborhoods.
How late in the season can you paint?
In New Jersey we typically go until the end of October for residential projects. As long as the temperature is above 35-40 degrees.
How early in the spring do you start exteriors?
We usually start the second week of April. As long as temperatures are above 40 degrees. One thing to consider is the amount of rain we get in April which is about two weeks of rain on and off. It’s a good time of the year to start power washing as well.
Do we need to be in the house when you are working?
Not really. The only thing needed from the customer for exterior work is a water source and an electrical outlet outside. Also, when doors get painted they need to be left open for a few minutes to allow for drying.
Can you paint vinyl siding?
Yes, we can. A lot of people think that vinyl siding lasts forever but the truth is that the color fades over the years. As long as the right paint is used and as long as the right color is applied, painting over vinyl is a good option. For example, Sherwin Williams has a “vinyl safe” color line. The idea is not to go too dark as it can warp with the heat.
Can you paint the guttears?
Yes, we can. Unless gutters were replaced recently or fairly new, we will paint gutters when we paint the soffits of a house. This also means we can paint aluminum.
Do you do interior painting too?
We do both interior and exterior painting. The funny thing is we assume people know we do both, but they don’t. We have to tell customers this constantly. In New Jersey exteriors are done from April until October, more or less.
I’m debating between painting or re-siding my home. Which is best?
We get this question sometimes. There are many variables to consider but a short answer is that painting is more economical than siding for the most part.
Painting your home presents you with nearly endless style options. Your choice of base and accent colors can give a large home more character, or it can make a small cottage look upscale. Even if you don’t choose a completely different color scheme for your home’s exterior, refreshing your home’s existing colors with paint makes your house look polished and well-maintained. Your home’s appearance matters a lot more when you list it for sale. It’s common for home renovations such as kitchen and bathroom remodels to cost over $10,000 and yield up to 80 percent returns on investment. However, a residential exterior painting project costs less than most home renovations and often produces a return on investment that’s much higher than 100 percent. For higher home appraisals and quicker sales, nothing beats professional exterior painting. Besides its aesthetic-boosting properties, new paint helps to protect your investment from the harsh outdoor elements. Painting your home places a thin moisture barrier between your home’s siding and New Jersey’s infamous rain, sleet, and snow. When your home’s exterior is shielded from moisture damage, its structure remains sound and well guarded against pests. Putting your home on a regular exterior painting schedule can extend the life of your siding.
Why Paint Your Home?
Need Residential Painting? Interior or Exterior?
It may surprise you how much planning goes into exterior home painting projects. You must decide on the look and finish that you want to achieve and choose a paint blend that works best for your area’s climate. Don’t worry; we consider these aspects of exterior home painting to be fun.
What to Expect From Exterior House Painting
After selecting a paint brand that makes products that are suitable for your home’s desired look and its location, you’ll want to pick out your color scheme. Homes look best when they are painted in one base color and enhanced with two accent colors. Here are the items that painting contractors cover during exterior paint projects.
- Window Trim
Professional exterior house painters understand how to generate color combinations that can make a house stand out within a gated community or recede into nature on a beautiful wooded lot. We start by selecting a base color for your home’s siding and accent colors in neutral shades for elements such as trim, railings, and gutters. We sometimes recommend a pop of bold color for front doors.
While big-box retailers and overachieving do-it-yourselfers (DIYs) on YouTube make exterior house painting look easy, there are many advantages to hiring a professional to do this type of work.
Benefits of Using a Residential Exterior Painting Contractor
A home’s exterior says a lot about the personality and style of its inhabitants. A home that has a flawed exterior sends the wrong message to friends, neighbors, and potential home buyers.
Professional painters avoid these mishaps by knowing when to paint, what paint products to use, and how to apply paint to achieve a smooth, lasting finish. Painting contractors supply their employees with the proper tools to complete exterior home projects that meet consistent quality standards. Armed with the latest painting equipment and foreknowledge of industry-proven techniques, these experts make quick work of even the most challenging exterior painting project.
Many New Jersey property owners raise their families in large, two-story homes. If you’re not comfortable handling painting tools on a 24-foot extension ladder, you’re not alone. According to the American National Standards Institute, there are about 130,000 ladder-related emergency room visits each year. Why not play it safe? Hire a professional who knows the size of the ladder that’s needed for your project and who has experience working on one safely.
Here are some common problems that occur when DIY painters take on exterior painting projects.
- Blistering paint
- Cracked paint
- Excessive chalking
When it comes to something as prominent as your home’s exterior, you want to make sure that your painting contractor has a proven track record for success. Quality, timeliness, and affordability are the common measures of success in our industry. At J.Canabe, we exceed these standards by adding customer service to our painting company’s success criteria.
Why Choose J.Canabe Painting?
We start with an in-depth consultation that allows us to discover your vision for the home’s exterior. We help you to choose colors that reflect your home’s architectural design and to select products from trusted brands that deliver long-term value. We prepare your home and grounds for exterior painting and execute the project with little disruption to your daily routine. We finish by leaving a clean worksite.
We’re able to deliver quality painting services by hiring the right professional painters for our projects. When you type a request for “painters near me” into your favorite search engine, you’ll see many choices for home painters. Some of them rely on subcontractors to complete projects; these painters may or may not have the training or skills to paint your home’s exterior.
With J.Canabe, you can stop guessing about painter qualifications. We are also fully licensed and insured to paint homes in New Jersey. If a painting accident happens on your property, you won’t incur liability.
“Satisfaction guaranteed” is a promise that we take seriously. That’s why we back our work with a two-year warranty on labor that’s in addition to the multi-year warranty on the branded paint products that we use.