The problem with Seattle is that once it starts raining (around Oct 1 pretty reliably) it literally does not stop for the next 8 months. Sure maybe it stops for a day or two, but never long enough for the whole house to dry out and then give you a big chunk of dry days to do something like replace the roof or paint the exterior.
Fortunately I don't have any problem so large as that, but even for minor things it's damn annoying. For example some time around September I realized that I really need to get a coat of waterproofer on all my decking. Oh well, it's gonna have to wait 8 months. There's a couple of spots I need to touch up exterior paint, but you can't really do a good job of painting without a solid 5 days of dry and decent warmth.
It's almost like our houses are boats, and we go on an 8 month aquatic voyage every year. You really need to use those 4 months as a chance to get your boat up on dry dock, scrub off the moss, dig out the dry rot, apply epoxy, sand and paint, etc.