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How Often Should I Paint my Home Exterior in New Jersey?

Harsh weather will take its toll on a home exterior, from the heat and UV rays of summer to the snow, ice and wind of a New Jersey winter. All of this conspires to break down your exterior paint, causing it to fade and eventually peel. While this is definitely an aesthetic matter that is important for the appearance of your home, it is even more significant as a protection issue. The paint on your home prevents moisture and pest entry that would cause serious damage, including wood rot, mold and boring. So how often do you need to paint your home exterior to keep it in great shape?

In New Jersey, the south side of a house or building receives the harshest exposure to the weather. That is the direction that receives the most sunlight, which fades the colors and wears the paint sooner. For that reason, the south side of a structure should be repainted about every 3 years. The rest of the house can wait longer under normal circumstances, from 6 to 8 years between full repaintings. Using a high-quality paint is a good way to make sure you don't end up painting more often than you need to.

Some residential painting contractors offer paint maintenance programs, which is a great way to keep your house always looking its best. Here at Spectrum Painting, we have a Painter for a Day program, which allows you to hire one of our expert painters at a low daily rate. He can perform miscellaneous touch ups, clean hard-to-reach windows, pressure wash siding, clear out clogged gutters, caulk windows, doors, vents and much more.

With a yearly visit from a Spectrum Painting craftsman, you can maximize the life of your paint and keep your home looking its finest in every season. From our headquarters in Wayne, New Jersey, Spectrum Painting serves Patterson, Fairfield, Hawthorne, Oakland, Wyckoff, Ridgewood and the surrounding area.

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Great experience with Spectrum with completing the power washing and sealing of our deck. Robert came to repair one of the deck stairs in the morning and came back in the afternoon to assure that the deck was dried well after rain the night before. Robert and Alejandro then sanded and sealed the deck efficiently with good attention to detail. Spectrum even accommodated us supplying our own no VOC/non-toxic sealer. The deck looks like new and we are very pleased.
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John Hogan | Jun/14/2019
The crew was good at their respective jobs, neat and cleaned up afterwards. We are very please with how everything turned out. Color matching was spot on. Recommendations were perfect. The whole experience was pleasant and professional. The service was prompt, professional and the entire team did a great job.
Erica S. | Jul/19/2016
Both Jessica and Shaun were a pleasure to work with. I had 16 shutters and 3 doors painted. The price was absolutely reasonable. Shaun did an amazing job doing the entire job himself. He was clean, friendly, and worked super-fast getting the entire job done in one day. Highly recommend Spectrum for painting.
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Crew was clean and quiet. They did a beautiful job on the wallpaper.
Jennifer B. | Oct/27/2016
The did a great job they were neat they show up on time I would use the again And I would highly recommend them. The did a great job they were neat they show up on time I would use the again And I would highly recommend them!
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Dottie B. | Feb/15/2021
Customer service, Hector and his crew were all amazing and a pleasure. I can't say enough, simply amazing! I won't recommend anyone else but Spectrum Painting!
Steve A. | Oct/27/2016
The Spectrum Team always delivers perfection. Reliable, professional, and responsive. Our #1 service provider. We have counted on them for 10 years. We have them come often to paint, spackle, do hangings, mend trim, fix siding, seal shower, refresh grout. Love the "Painter for a Day." They are the BEST around. Thank you!
Walter M. | Sep/6/2016
Spectrum was outstanding! The work crews were courteous and professional at all times; they were always prompt and diligent in their work.
Delia and Greg S. | Jan/12/2015
Your professional workers just left and like the last time I am refreshingly amazingly Happy!! I wish I could afford to tip them! I told them in a world where everyone is out for themselves it is heartwarming to meet people of honest quality who do a perfect job with smiles on their faces. They go beyond my expectations. This time I asked them to caulk a hole in a wall that they did not paint. They not only caulked it for me - they found the paint and painted the spot for me! I am so proud of your company and thank you very much.
Margee K. | Oct/27/2016
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