Part of the appeal of stucco homes is that they don’t require a lot of effort to maintain. Besides the fact that stucco siding creates aesthetically attractive homes, there are countless benefits to this style. Worldgate Plaster & Stucco Company understands that there are some important factors to take into consideration when choosing stucco that will prolong the life of your home. Let’s take a look at some ways that you can best maintain your stucco home.
Leave the Repairs to the Experts
Working with stucco and EIFS cladding requires exact measurements that vary depending on the desired texture and color, as well as the climate. Improper mixing and application can result in cracking and disrepair. Moisture, leaks, and settling can also lead to cracking and gapping. Stucco and EIFS repairs don’t have to be costly, but they do need to be completed correctly by experts.
Stay On Top of Maintenance Issues
EIFS and stucco maintenance typically involve re-caulking and sealing around areas of surface penetrations, including electrical boxes, light fixtures, plumbing lines and faucets, cable TV lines, satellite dish mounts, and other exterior receptacles. Call Worldgate for a consultation if you notice cracking, water stains, or overall degradation on your home or business exterior. We recommend inspections approximately every five years, but caulking and sealing often last 10-12 years.
Protect Your Stucco Investment
There are steps that need to be taken to protect your stucco from water intrusion. You must thoroughly inspect your residential and commercial building twice a year, and utilize a certified inspector to remediate any issues that require repairs. Use only EIFS-approved sealants and caulk when needed for surface penetration areas, and periodically clean your exterior with a pressure washer. Lastly, make sure that you get a certified stucco inspection when you are considering modifications, home renovations, or additions.
Call the Experts
Stucco is a versatile material that not only looks really nice but yields a long lifespan. When your home or business requires exterior stucco repair or EIFS maintenance, contact us at (703) 283-6886 to request a free estimate. Worldgate has been serving northern Virginia and nearby areas since 2005, including Fairfax, Montgomery, Loudoun, Arlington, and Prince William Counties.