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
Dressing up your home’s exterior with new lighting, shutters, or other additions can seem like an attractive option. However, installing these weighty items causes a risk to the integrity of your stucco. To learn about how to hang lights on stucco without doing damage, read this blog from the experts at Ai Restoration. How To Hang Lights On Stucco With aisle after aisle of home construction supplies, it seems like installing your own outdoor lights should be simple. However, with a stucco exterior, you cannot … [Read more...] about How to Hang Lights on Stucco Without Doing Damage
Stucco is one of the most popular materials used on the interior and exterior of homes around the country. Not only is it a cost-effective option, but it is also very durable and gives a unique appearance to your home. Whether you currently have a stucco home or know someone who does, you’ve likely heard that stucco is prone to cracking on occasion. But why does new stucco crack? In this brief post, we’ll explore why stucco cracks and how to prevent cracks from occurring. Why Does New Stucco Crack? Like virtually … [Read more...] about Why Does New Stucco Crack?
Over time, all homes and buildings show some signs of wear and tear. But how can you tell when “some” is really “too much”? When it comes to stucco cracks around windows, consulting a stucco expert like Ai Restoration is key to getting the right answer. Stucco Cracks Around Windows What’s Normal? It might sound strange to say, but some cracks in stucco are normal. Over time, hairline cracks smaller than ⅛ of an inch may form due to normal settling of a home. Stucco is a material that can expand and contract, … [Read more...] about Stucco Cracks Around Windows: How Much Is Okay?
Buying a home is an exciting time in our lives. The shiny new appliances, the perfectly painted walls, and the freshly finished floors all put stars in our eyes. But if we don’t have proper inspections completed before we buy our “dream home,” it can quickly turn into a nightmare. This is especially true when buying a stucco home. It’s important to have a stucco specialist or water intrusion specialist inspect before you buy. Buyer Beware: A Guide For Buying A stucco Home What Causes Stucco to Become … [Read more...] about What You Need to Know Before Buying a Stucco Home
Most of us have heard the adage “No news is good news.” However, with hard coat stucco problems, you may want to follow the opposite advice. While stucco may appear to have no issues or only minor issues on the outside, it can often cause major problems for your home on the inside. This is why it's essential to have it inspected and maintained regularly by experienced stucco professionals. What Are Signs Of Common Hard Coat Stucco Problems? Staining and Efflorescence: White, grey, black, and green stains or … [Read more...] about Hard Coat Stucco Problems: The High Cost of Frequent Issues
Home ownership can be both fulfilling and stressful. For homeowners with EIFS, or synthetic stucco, stressful synthetic stucco problems are all too common. If you have a home with EIFS, you need information about exactly what lies beneath the surface of your seemingly beautiful exterior. In this blog, Ai Restoration discusses what can go wrong with synthetic stucco. The Underlying Cause Of Synthetic Stucco Problems Synthetic stucco's makeup makes it desirable for its energy efficiency, but this can also lead to … [Read more...] about The Most Common Synthetic Stucco Problems
The more unpleasant a task is, the more likely we are to put it off. We’ve all been there—leaving an unpleasant chore for another day or delaying home repairs if they do not seem urgent. However, home repair, remediation, and restoration experts agree that delaying necessary repairs will only lead to higher costs and worse damage. As experts in stucco restoration, our team at AI Restoration can explain the benefits of timely stucco repairs. Common Culprits That Stealthily Destroy Stucco—And Your Home’s … [Read more...] about Why You Shouldn’t Delay Stucco Restoration
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