The big question of the day, should you be replacing or repairing your stucco.
Repairing stucco that’s been damaged or just old is usually not the priority of the normal home-owner, even though it should be. Moisture issues is not something you want to be messing around with, as it was major repercussions if left un-repaired. Basically, if you’re pro-active Repairing faulty stucco siding it might result in the need for a replacement which is must more costly, although, is the usual outcome. Make sure to brush up on your stucco vocabulary though, as most of the terms can be a little more than confusing. Stucco repairs consist of making sure the stucco is sealed, and prevent the moisture entrance or issue. If water has been an issue for a while, replacement will be needed.
Stucco repairs means fixing specific problems affecting the stucco and replacing the weathered harm that’s already been done. At the end of the day, a stucco repair will only put a band-aid on the real problem. This doesn’t allow weather to stop, but it will elongate the life-span of the current stucco.
Replacing the stucco fixes the real issue and involves a little more elbow grease. Usually this process involves breaking down the current stucco and rebuilding from scratch. Replacing the wiring beneath and rebuilding the structure that was previously there. The cause of this is usually a case of faulty unreliable installment. Replacing the faulty stucco is not only the best option because it fixes the underlying issue, but it gives your home the curb appeal it deserves. Options of replacing stucco means redoing the stucco, or alternatively, go for something a little better regarding price and install a vinyl siding or wood instead.
You can always contact The Roof Hospital Exteriors to learn more about your options.
Here are three things you can do to see if you need a stucco repair or replacement:
- See for yourself. Can you see discolouration or damage on your stucco walls? On most damaged stucco signs of water damage and dark coloration can be seen. Make sure to check around pillars, corners, and windows. Make sure to reach out to a professional before it’s too late.
- Hire a professional. Get someone that’s skilled in the field to tell you if you need a repair or replacement. Honestly, it might cost you a few dollars but is way better than paying a large sum to fix the problem you could have prevented. We’ve seen cases where the home-owner just needed to divert the water from the roof.
- Request a consult from a stucco company. If you have confirmation from the above two options, you’re going to want to get a consult and/or quotes to get the problem fixed. It’s important to have a company with a long history and insurance for obvious reasons.
We hope you reach out to The Roof Hospital Exteriors for a consult or quote, shall you reach the replacement option.