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The Best Types of Exterior Coatings for California Homes

When it comes to the exterior of a California home, not all coatings are created equal. Many homeowners stick with paint because they believe that they do not have another choice. However, paint is not designed to be a permanent home coating. Over the life of the home, paint can actually be more expensive than alternative exterior coatings, and fail to protect the home from mold, mildew, or environmental damage. With these facts in mind, we have several home exterior coatings to recommend that work well in California.Dollarphotoclub_69638738


Recommended Exterior Coatings for California Homes

The ideal home exterior coating for a Northern or Southern California home is able to withstand the elements without chipping or fading, provide some level of comfort in hot and cold weather, and perform well without maintenance. Here are some time-tested winners that provide these things:


Permanent texture coating

Permanent texture coating goes on over wood, stucco, and other materials and retains its vibrant color for life. The material is naturally mold and mildew-resistant, reflects heat back into the atmosphere to keep the home cool, and resists penetration by UV rays. Naturally low maintenance, permanent texture coating can keep your home looking “brand new” for decades to come. With a lifetime guarantee, this is a very good option for California home owners.


For a modern California home, metal can be a unique, attractive, and low maintenance home exterior material. Metal home exteriors are naturally attractive and do not need to be painted, stained, or otherwise coated. Depending on the type of metal you choose, costs can be low or high. Options that are guaranteed to last decades and require little to no maintenance include corrugated steel, a cheaper option, and copper, a costly and attractive choice.

Fiber cement siding

An alternative to vinyl siding or stucco, fiber cement siding can be an attractive and versatile home exterior choice. This Old House recommends fiber cement siding for home owners who are looking for a home exterior coating choice that is durable, low maintenance, affordable, and stylish. A mixture of Portland cement and wood pulp, fiber cement siding offers long-lasting protection from the elements and maintains a classic look and feel that other new options do not.

These are some of the best value home exterior coatings on the market today, and we recommend them for both new and old homes throughout California. With any of these products, proper preparation and installation is key to ensuring that the materials are able to stand the test of time. Before you commit to refinishing your home with a new home exterior coating, find a skilled home contracting company that is capable of handling the job for you. To learn more or to get an estimate for your home, contact us today.

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