The great outdoors. Wind, Rain, Sun, and the cold pound the outside of a home. Today materials last longer but the basics still remain. Caulking, Flashing, weatherstripping is the key to keeping water and wind out of the interior. Paint and stain protect the wood from rain, rot, mold, and decay. Outside Items take a beating! Decks 5 to 7 years, Fences 7 to 10 years, Driveways 5-7 years, Algae on Siding 3-5 years.
Then Bugs, Ants and Termites can cause mayhem and destruction. Mowers, weed eaters need care and gutters need cleaning. Bushes and trees grow faster and removal of yard waste is expensive.