Can this be avoided? YES! Even in the sweltering heat of SW FL summers, your exterior paint can last 9 years and you can have peace of mind with a warranty in written certificate form, transferable (should you sell), and non-prorated. As of now, we are the only company we know of who is certified in SW FL by Benjamin Moore to offer their 9 year material and labor warranty certificate. (using Benjamin Moore Regal paint) Want to save a couple hundred? We have a 7 year warranty, using Benjamin Moore Ultra Spec, also. Want the ultimate, top of the line in painting warranties? We have a 10 year warranty as well, using Benjamin Moore Aura paint, which does cost more.