If you’re painting over an old semi-gloss paint, check to see if it has become hard and brittle. Try to pick off a piece from an obscure area with your fingernail. If it chips, it probably needs a light sanding to improve the “tooth” for a new coat of paint.
Identify your home with legible and clearly marked street name and house number so emergency vehicles can rapidly find the location of the emergency. Include a driveway that is at least 12 feet wide with a vertical clearance of 15 feet—to provide access to emergency equipment.