A lot of people who make rash decisions to move or remodel their houses because they do not look the way they did when they were first moving in do not consider the fact that it is only because the paint has peeled off. When you know when your house is due for painting, you will be able to prepare well for that. When you see peeling paint, do not pull the peeled part off and move on as is common with many people. Paint peels when moistures creep under it. Therefore, this should tell you that you should have called a painter long before that because your house is at the verge of being destroyed by moisture. It is true that paint makes houses look pretty but it is also the thing between the building walls and adverse elements. You know that there is the possibility of dry rot in the house if its boards are gaping or appear to have shrunk. If you have not had the house painted for a while, moisture will be penetrating the wood to cause serious damage.
Stucco is preferred by many people because it has a coating that lasts much longer than wood siding. This does not mean once it is installed it will last forever without proper maintenance and part of that is making sure that it is painted on a regular basis. If the surface is broken, moisture will seep through it. Once you see hairline cracks on stucco, have it painted immediately. When the exterior of the house is blemished, it provides the perfect chance for moisture to get inside. The caulk can point you to the right directions in terms of house painting. The caulk between your boards will become dry and brittle as well as start cracking when the house is in a serious need for a fresh paint coat.
When the house has seen better days, the paint will start fading. You can expect some colors to still remain bright and lustrous even when there has been a significant amount of fading but there are others which can make you hate looking at the house. When it comes to ensuring that your house remains intact, you should make sure that there is a protective layer to make sure the harsh elements are not getting to your house. If your home was painted more than half a decade ago, make sure it is painted again even if it looks good to you. It is wrong to get just about anyone in the community to do the work for you just because you think that they are not going to ask a lot of money. Also, do not make it a DIY because the effect will not last for long.