The house’s exterior is one of the first things people see from the curb. What most homeowners don’t know is that exterior walls are available in a range of materials apart from wood.
The classic house finish is a popular choice as it applies equally over masonry and wood-sheathed homes. Many homeowners have a love-hate relationship with stucco; on the one hand, it’s a versatile and cost-effective material that’s fire-resistant to boot.
Detractors, on the other hand, dislike it as it doesn’t fare well in rainy environments and has a tendency to become oversaturated. Many painting contractors, including us, recommend painting or recoating the stucco exterior to avoid these problems.
Brick is a long-lasting material and can be a challenge or a breeze to repaint or coat depending on the quality and condition of the surface. While sturdy and very durable, it’s a porous material and absorbs moisture fast.
Painting is actually not advisable if your local climate experiences frequent rains, and many homeowners prefer the natural red brick look. Coating the brick exterior is the better option as it preserves the good looks of brick while improving its moisture resistance.
Wood as an exterior material is the most common and ubiquitous for traditional and contemporary homes. It offers a classic and timeless look, but requires more maintenance and care compared with others on this list as it is more susceptible to weather damage.
Wood exteriors benefit the most from our ceramic coatings as they protect the surface from changing temperatures, mold, mildew and even strong winds. At Palmetto Ceramic Coatings, we are the only exterior painters that offer Rhino Shield® – a premium ceramic wall coating that provides exteriors with better waterproofing, solar reflectance and longevity.
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