Stucco Surfaces Can Cause Problems if Not Replaced
Stucco is a material found in many older buildings and homes. Because stucco is absorbent, if the material gets too wet or remains wet for a period of time, the flashing can fail and the stucco will have to be repaired. Homeowners can avoid the hassle of stucco remediation following a failure and replace the surface with improved siding products.
Inadequate sealing around windows, doors, and surface joins can result in water getting into the wall system. This penetration gradually causes the material to fail. Poor stucco application practices can also introduce fundamental instabilities into the wall system.
Is the Problem Really Fixed?
Although a new stucco finish can be applied after failure is detected, this does not actually solve the problems associated with the material. The same situation could develop again in the future, which would require another round of restoration. For this reason many homeowners are looking for better solutions. Today’s contractors recommend replacing stucco with siding products made from vinyl or fiber cement because these do not fail as a result of water absorption.
Resisting Water Damage
Vinyl and fiber cement siding have a number of important advantages to homeowners. These include:
- Water resistance
- Highly rated impact resistance
- Fade-resistant coloration
- Resistance to cracking and peeling
- Attractive grain texturing
- Easy installation
- Lasting quality
Both fiber cement and vinyl siding products are available in a wide range of attractive colors to suit any home. Siding can be placed on porch overhangs, gables, and other architectural features for even more options. Most siding products require little to no upkeep, so homeowners will not have to worry about failures many years down the road.
Consider Upgrading From Stucco
For many reasons, homeowners are moving away from stucco surfaces and opting for more hassle-free solutions. If you would like to explore siding products for your home, contact MH Exterior Remodeling, LLC at (215) 987-6698.