Paint has a very huge influence in the total package of an American home. It’s an expression of ownership when one gets to decide what color to use on virtually any surface of the house. Undoubtedly, the obvious purpose lies in its visual effect. However, paint serves a number of other protective purposes, too.
Paint deflects the heat of the sun. This adds a lot of years to the walls and roof of your house, as exposure to the direct glare of the sun can chip away at your home’s longevity. Too much heat expands matter, and this process of expansion and contraction will wear down your home faster, if not for the paint.
Nowadays, paint is manufactured with other materials which deter natural threats. There are many elements in nature that can prove to be unsightly on any nicely painted surface. Moss and ivy colonize walls which are not painted. These tend to remove the moisture off the walls and destroy their stability. Another culprit, most especially on roofs, is bird droppings. These have a significant amount of uric acid content which can speed up degradation in metals.
Brightly colored paints also allow the sun to come in and shine its light on places that are not easy to reach directly. This adds to the total look and feel of the inside of a house, but also deters fungi. This protects the family from unwanted diseases.
Paint makes structures aesthetically pleasing. But with these benefits, it can make your home a much safer place, too.