Plaster can give your home a unique, stately style, and it is appreciated by both modern and historic aficionados. Just as with stucco, you need to ensure that anyone who provides plaster repair in your home is experienced and well-qualified to do so. Plaster work isn’t a place to cut corners, and thankfully, the professionals at Worldgate Paster & Stucco Company are seasoned plaster experts in case you need any repairs. Let’s take a look at some best practices for maintaining your plaster so that you can get many years out of this stunning building material in your home.
Recognize the Warning Signs
Make sure you initiate the help of a qualified contractor at the first sign that you have an issue with your plaster. If you notice any large cracks or sagging plaster, you might have a significant issue. Worldgate Plaster & Stucco Company will arrive quickly if you notice any areas like this, especially if they are on your ceiling. One of our experts can complete a thorough inspection and provide possible options and recommendations for your next steps.
Know the Degradation Causes
There are many issues that could result in the need for plaster repair and replacement. If you are familiar with these risks, then you can be proactive in looking for possible damage if and when your home is vulnerable to any of them. Climate and temperature changes, foundation settling, heavy weight loads over time, chimney movement, environmental stresses, heavy traffic, nearby trains, and highway overpasses could all lead to plaster degradation.
Get Cracks Repaired Quickly
If you find any cracks or other defects in your plaster, do not delay in getting them repaired. The longer you wait to get them repaired, the more difficult and costly it will be once you get around to it. Plaster is durable and has been used since the beginning of time, but any damage needs to be addressed quickly. If you need to clean your plaster wall, do so gently and with a mild dish soap on a damp cloth.
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Worldgate Plaster & Stucco Company brings over 45 years of construction industry experience with us to every project we complete. You can trust us to deliver quality work at a reasonable rate when you need new stucco and EIFS construction, stucco and EIFS maintenance and repair, and stucco and EIFS inspection services. Contact us today at (703) 283-6886 for more information or to request a free estimate. We serve Northern Virginia and nearby areas including Fairfax, Montgomery, Loudoun, Arlington, and Prince William Counties.