Back in the early to mid-90's our family purchased a kitset home to be built on Niue Island. This style of home was designed for tropical conditions and to withstand the elements. Our family have been using this home as our holiday home and over the years it has withstood the harsh tropical elements and survived Cyclone Heta back in 2006. We are very, very pleased how our home looks today. Yes, it does need a water blast and lick of paint to freshen it up. Thanks again our home is a true testament of your product.