Colorado’s climate is brutal on exterior coatings. UV rays at altitude, freeze-thaw cycles and temperature extremes all contribute to the degradation of exterior coatings. If you notice excessive chalking or fading of color, cracks in substrates or between substrates, peeling, flaking, etc, it is definitely time to repaint.  Southern and western exposures as well as horizontal surfaces are more susceptible and will show signs earlier. Typically, a quality exterior paint job should last five to seven years.  View more Question and Answers on our FAQ page.