Stucco can be an awesome siding material for homes. It has a sleek, modern look, comes in many colors, and is fairly durable. One hard thing about having stucco, however, is that once it starts to deteriorate, it continues to break down pretty quickly if you don't address the problem. In other words, what starts as a minor issue with your stucco can snowball quickly. It is therefore important that you're able to recognize and address the early signs of stucco damage. If you notice these issues, call a stucco repair company soon.
A couple of tiny cracks here and there are fairly normal and tend to appear after stucco goes through some temperature changes. Larger cracks, on the other hand, are not normal and are instead a sign of more serious damage. Once a large crack forms, water can seep behind that crack, weakening the connection between the stucco and the exterior wall. It's important to have the crack repaired before this happens. Usually, large cracks are repaired by filling them with new, fresh stucco. However, your repair person should also look into why the stucco is cracking. It could be an issue with the way the stucco was formulated before being applied to your home. Your foundation could also be settling, leading to cracks as one side of the building settles more than the other.
You might assume discoloration just means something got on your stucco. Sometimes this is the case, but if you wipe the stained area and the discoloration remains, then you have a bigger issue. Stucco becomes discolored if water seeps behind it and into it. If the discoloration is dark, the stucco might even be starting to mold. A stucco repair person will likely strip away and replace the discolored stucco to prevent future issues.
If moss is growing on your stucco, you might initially think it looks quaint or cool. But moss will cause the stucco to break down very quickly, so it needs to be removed. The stucco repair contractor will be able to remove the moss while causing limited damage to the underlying stucco. But they may still need to remove and replace any stucco that is crumbling or has become too infiltrated with moss. They may recommend treating the stucco with herbicides to keep the moss from growing back.
If you notice any of the signs above, call your local stucco repair company. They'll take a look and let you know what the best course of action is.Share
3 March 2023
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