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Can I Paint My Home’s Exterior?

For many of us, when we think of painting our house, the first thing that comes to mind is painting the interior walls. We find colors that reflect our personalities, our tastes, and the feeling we want our house to evoke. What many people fail to remember though, is that you can do the exact same thing on the outside of your home!

Of course, there might be restrictions on color choice, placement, and designs if you live in a community with HOA or other rules. But that doesn't mean you can't opt for a fresh new look to match the inside! Not to mention, a freshly painted home means better curb appeal, and can even result in higher property value. Trotter Roofing and Gutters knows that there are endless possibilities when it comes to painting the exterior of your home. What exactly can a professional paint on your home, though? Can you paint your gutters? Can you paint your garage doors? What about brick? Continue reading to find out our tips and advice!  

1. Painting Rain Gutters

Believe it or not, you can have your gutters painted! However, the type of paint we use is entirely dependent on the material the gutters are made up of. For example, plastic gutters will require different paint than aluminum gutters. Additionally, some gutter materials may require extra adhesives for the paint to properly stick and stand the test of time.

A professional will be able to assess the gutter material and the type of paint you need for long-lasting results. All gutters will need a good cleaning before being painted, to ensure smooth strokes and avoid debris getting stuck to the gutters! If you are wanting a new look to your home, but don't want to opt into a full exterior paint job or don't need a gutter replacement, painting your rain gutters is a great alternative.

2. Painting Garage Doors

Can we paint your garage doors? Of course, we can! Garage doors are actually much simpler to paint than you might think. Like any other painting job, the key is smooth, long strokes for a clean look. Since garage doors are typically on the larger scale and entail some working around in nooks and crannies, painting them can be a pretty involved project. When painting, it's also essential that the hinges are carefully avoided as to not have any unnecessary glue effect on your garage door. Similar to rain gutters, the material of the door will ultimately choose the type of paint and preparation needed for the job.

3. Painting Brick Houses

Painting brick houses is certainly an option for those who want to update the look of their home. There are no hard and fast rules that prevent brick from being painted, especially if that's your style choice! It should be noted that while you can have your brick house painted, this usually means touch ups will become a necessity. Since brick is incredibly porous, the paint choice will have to be a very select type of masonry paint to ensure that the bricks can breathe. 

Whether you want some simple siding painting done or want an entire revamp of the outside of your home, Trotter Roofing and Gutters is here for you! Make sure to check out our full list of home improvement services and contact us for all your house painting needs!

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