If you have found any water damage in your stucco, you need to know what caused it before you look into repairs. After all, if you do not address the cause, what is to stop it from happening again? To find out why and how water got into the stucco siding of your home is what Stucco Siding Inspection Solutions would like to address today.
Poor Stucco Installation
The most common reason for water damaged stucco is that the stucco was initially poorly made and installed on your home. When made and installed well, good stucco will repel water however, When poorly made, stucco actually starts absorbing water instead. In addition, if the stucco contractor does not have the right experience, this can cause more problems for you later down the line. The installer may not add in proper drainage, which allows water to escape, or may not seal properly, which protects from water getting in around windows and doors.
What Happens if Stucco is Not Repaired Quickly
There is always something that needs to be done around the home, and water damage may not seem that urgent. However, water-damaged stucco is not just a cosmetic issue. If you ignore water damage for long enough, it will start to cause rot. When water damage is left for long enough, it will rot the entire walls of your house and going to be incredibly expensive to rebuild your home’s walls because you ignored the water. As well as rot, your loved ones will be at risk of mold. Mold comes with a whole host of health issues, as well as further structural issues with your home. The quicker you take care of the water damage, the less mold you will have to handle. You will also need to consider water damage when it comes to selling your home. In addition to having less curb appeal, many prospective buyers simply will not buy a home if there is water damage to the stucco, as it can be hiding much larger issues.
DIY VS Professional Stucco Repair
When you find any signs of stucco damage, you will need to address them. As stucco is such a specialist job, you will need to refer to the experts! Professionals will be able to come out to your property to assess the extent of the damage and the best way to fix it. If you cannot see exactly where the damage is, professionals can use specialized tools during an inspection. We will drill one or more small holes in the wall, so we can see inside the wall and whether any water has made its way in. If we find anything, we will recommend the correct course of action. While it may be tempting to cover the damaged areas with paint, this is definitely a job best left to the professionals. Remember, poorly installed stucco causes these problems so you want to avoid that.
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Now you know what you are looking for when it comes to water damage in your stucco, keep an eye out on it, and always call a professional for help if there is any damage. When caught quickly, it can be easily repaired, so don’t delay. Stucco Siding Inspection Solutions can meet all your stucco needs. Call us to schedule an inspection or other service today.