At its core, a home is shelter. It keeps us dry during a storm, warm when it’s cold, and shaded from the sun. Its outdoor areas, on the other hand, often show just what it means to be protected from the elements. Siding that’s pelted by rain or snow can dull over time, just as decks and patios can warp and splinter. Furniture and planters follow suit, and soon a backyard can be the most forgotten space of a home.
Now that the hot days of summer have given way to sweater weather, it’s the ideal time to give your exterior some TLC. And since most of these weather-worn issues can be solved with a fresh coat of paint, it’s important to pick the right one.