Are you thinking about updating the exterior of your home? Do you want to switch the exterior from traditional siding to stucco? Do you already have stucco that needs to be freshened up? If you've answered yes to any of these questions, you might also be wondering if you can DIY stucco siding. This is a common question that the team at Ai Restoration faces regularly. The answer is that we would highly recommend against DIY stucco siding - you can technically do your own stucco, but the chances of installing it … [Read more...] about Can You DIY Stucco Siding?
Do you have concerns about the stucco on your home and whether it need to be removed? If so, it's time to read about the following question: can stucco be removed from a home? The short answer is yes, stucco can be removed from your home. It is an intensive job, but one that should be taken care of as soon as you learn of any issues with the stucco or the rest of the home's exterior. Do I Need Stucco Removal? Before making a decision about the stucco on your home, you first need to find out whether the stucco … [Read more...] about Can Stucco Be Removed from a Home?
Homes across the country have been using stucco as an exterior option for decades. It is a great alternative to siding, stone, and brick. For quite a long time, stucco was just stucco. There was no alternative to traditional stucco. Then, in the 1960s, synthetic stucco hit the market in the US, after coming from Europe. Synthetic stucco, also known as EIFS stucco, quickly became popular and looked similar to traditional stucco. So, what is EIFS stucco? What is EIFS Stucco? For starters, let's define what EIFS … [Read more...] about What is EIFS Stucco?
Are you considering an upgrade to the exterior of your Pennsylvania home? Aren't sure which material to go with? You can choose between stucco, siding, engineered wood, fiber-cement siding and stone. Let's take a look at the stone option for your home. What are the benefits of installing stone siding on a home exterior? There are quite a few and we will look at most of them in today's post from Ai Restoration. Versatility of Stone Quite possibly the biggest benefit of installing stone siding on the exterior of … [Read more...] about Benefits of Installing Stone Siding on a Home Exterior
If you have a home with stucco as the exterior, you need to know how to care for it and how to spot damage. Thankfully, with stucco, it often isn't very difficult to spot damage. One of the most common ways to spot stucco damage is to look for holes in the stucco. You might also notice pieces of stucco on your porch, sidewalk, or driveway, which points to stucco damage. In today's post, the team at Ai Restoration has put together a list of the most common signs of stucco damage from water. Signs of Stucco Damage … [Read more...] about Signs of Stucco Damage from Water
Stucco is a popular option for the exterior of homes and commercial properties all across the country. Stucco is very versatile - homeowners can choose the color of the material so that it matches the shutters, doors, and trim of the home. With the right maintenance, your stucco can last for decades. If you purchased a home that already had stucco installed, you likely want to know more about it so that you'll know how to maintain it. One of the most common issues the team at Ai Restoration handles for customers is … [Read more...] about How to Identify Synthetic Stucco (EIFS)
Stucco is a popular and versatile home exterior that gives homeowners many options when it comes to the look and feel of their homes. Today, the team from Ai Restoration will explain how to install house numbers on stucco. Having a clearly visible house number can help visitors and delivery people find your home more easily, as well as emergency responders in the case of a medical or other type of emergency. Be sure to consult a stucco specialist if you do not feel comfortable installing your own … [Read more...] about How to Install House Numbers on Stucco Safely
Stucco is one of the most common materials used for the exterior and interior of many homes and buildings around the world. The cement-based solution mixed with lime and sand is applied to the outside of your home and can be customized with the paint color of your choice. Stucco can last over fifty years with professional installation and proper maintenance. However, like other materials, stucco can begin to show some wear and tear over time as the foundation of your home shifts. Fortunately, there are some options … [Read more...] about Can You Put Siding Over Stucco? The Pros Answer
Whether you’re considering purchasing a stucco home or simply looking to upgrade your current residence, stucco is a fantastic, all-around quality material to consider. Often the most misunderstood type of material used to build homes, stucco is not only affordable but also very durable for homes of all sizes and types. One of the reasons stucco is used by many home builders across the country is because stucco is known for its incredible durability compared to other materials used. How long does stucco last? When … [Read more...] about How Long Does Stucco Last? What You Need to Know
It’s no secret that when building or buying a home for you and your family, the safety of those living there is priority number one. Given that there are hundreds of materials used in constructing your house, you’ll want to know if any of these materials contain any toxic substances. One of the most common questions when considering stucco for your home is: “Does stucco contain asbestos?” In this blog post, we’ll take a look at one of the most harmful substances that people have unwittingly brought into their … [Read more...] about Does Stucco Contain Asbestos? Get the Facts