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?
Whether you’re on the market for a new home or looking to renovate your current residence, you’ve no doubt heard about the material stucco. One of the most common materials used for home exteriors, stucco is widely used across the country due to its durability and unique appearance. As stucco is not the only option for materials used for your home exterior, you may be wondering: how does stucco work? In this brief guide, we’ll explain everything you need to know about stucco and the pros and cons of using it as the … [Read more...] about How Does Stucco Work: A Basic Guide
As DIY blogs and self-taught “experts” are a dime a dozen, searching the internet for the easy way to take on difficult home improvement tasks is tempting. When we search for “how to remove stains from stucco,” countless suggestions are likely to pop up. Yet the reason professional stucco remediation and restoration can be costly is because they both require an expertise that can only come with years of experience from a team of stucco specialists. All Stains Are Not Created Equal Some apparent stains can … [Read more...] about Ask the Experts: How to Remove Stains From Stucco
When it comes to being homeowners, we have so much on our to-do lists. It is hard to keep up with it all. With so much going on, you might be wondering if you can ignore stucco discoloration for the time being. However, at Ai Restoration, we have dealt with many catastrophes due to customers overlooking what they think are merely surface blemishes. Stucco Discoloration: What You Need To Know Say “NO” To Paint: While you may be tempted to treat stucco discoloration as a cosmetic issue that can be concealed, we … [Read more...] about Stucco Discoloration: A Problem You Should Never Ignore
We often have clients calling in a panic and wondering what the unfamiliar white substance is on their stucco. If you see a white coating on your stucco, it may be stucco efflorescence. So what exactly is stucco efflorescence and what should you do about it? Is it a problem? Read on to find out from the stucco experts at Ai Restoration. What is Efflorescence? Stucco efflorescence looks like a powdery white staining or substance that can grow on brick, mortar, or stucco materials. It happens when water dissolves … [Read more...] about Stucco Efflorescence: Should You Be Worried?
Spring cleaning season is nearly upon us. As daylight hours become longer, we have more time and energy to tackle the home maintenance tasks we've been putting off all winter. That being said, as you try to decide how to clean up your home’s exterior, one of the things you may be wondering is can you pressure wash stucco? In short, no. Read on to find out why not and how you CAN achieve stunning stucco, instead. Can You Pressure Wash Stucco? You should NEVER pressure wash your stucco. No matter how many DIY blogs … [Read more...] about Can You Pressure Wash Stucco? Experts Say “No”
Stucco is a cost-effective, reliable material for the exterior of your home. When correctly installed and thoughtfully maintained, stucco can last close to a century. What does it mean to take care of your home’s stucco exterior? Read on to discover Ai Restoration’s top Do’s and Don’ts for stucco maintenance. Do complete an annual inspection. This step is both the easiest and the most necessary. If you don’t survey your exterior regularly, you likely won’t spot problems, such as cracks, mold, or staining until … [Read more...] about Stucco Maintenance: Don’t Neglect It Until It’s Too Late
Stucco can be beautiful as siding on a home, but it can be a difficult material to repair if it gets damaged. Often, problems such as mold and rot can’t be seen from the outside, but are present underneath the stucco. Leaving these damaging factors alone for too long can lead to greater deterioration. Stucco siding repairs should be completed as soon as possible by stucco experts such as the craftsmen at Ai Restoration. We provide the experience and skill necessary to complete stucco siding repairs quickly and … [Read more...] about Make Stucco Siding Repairs Sooner Rather Than Later
While beautiful and protective, stucco does require maintenance. Regular inspections and cleaning are both necessary to keep your stucco looking and performing its best. It's not uncommon to find stains on your stucco. But before you start scrubbing, there are some things you should know about stucco stain removal. Types of Stucco Stains Stucco is a naturally porous material, which means it can absorb water and other substances that leave a stain. There are a few different causes and types of stains that can … [Read more...] about Stucco Stain Removal
We recommend regularly cleaning your stucco as part of its overall maintenance. Still, even the most diligent homeowner can end up with mold growing on their stucco. And when they come across mold, a lot of homeowners are unsure about how to remove mold from stucco. How to Remove Mold From Stucco When it comes to cleaning and killing mold, oxygen bleach is a powerful tool (and is more environmentally friendly than chlorine bleach). A diluted mixture of oxygen bleach and water is safe to use on stucco. Make a … [Read more...] about How to Remove Mold From Stucco