Stucco is one of the most durable exterior finishes on the market these days, but that doesn’t mean that it still won’t require a little maintenance every now and then. At Do-All Stucco & Stone, we’ve helped many homeowners pick the perfect paint for their stucco and perform stucco remediation services, and we wanted to give you some tips here.
When You See Hairline Cracks
Hairline cracks are some of the first warning signs that mean you need to either invest in stucco remediation or repaint the exterior of your home. This is because stucco will settle and crack when your home’s foundation and soil settle. Often, a paint job will do the trick but sometimes, it could signify a bigger problem with your stucco.
If You Live in a Humid Climate
Do you live in a climate with high humidity or an area that’s prone to excess moisture? If so, you’ll likely need to repair your stucco more often than other areas. Stucco has a tough time in moister areas and will require more painting and maintenance than usual.
If There is Cracking, Moldering, or Blistering Present
Cracking, moldering, and blistering is a clear sign of a serious stucco issue. However, before painting over such things, take a moment to inspect your home’s exterior stucco and try to determine what happened in the first place; it could be due to a larger structural issue or leak.
If There is Powder or Streaks on Your Stucco
White power, or salts, that appear on the exterior of your stucco signifies that there’s evidence of water damage somewhere on the interior or exterior of your home. As water evaporates, it leaves behind this white, chalky, and salty residue, so always keep an eye out for it.
Contact us today for stucco remediation!
Learn more about stucco remediation and stucco repairs by contacting the team from Do-All Stucco & Stone today. You can reach us online or by calling (403) 588-5306.