Have you recently moved into the stucco-finish home of your dreams? Or, perhaps you are considering your options for a new home, and stucco tops your wish list? Wherever you are in your journey of home ownership, any experts would agree with the professionals at Worldgate Plaster & Stucco Company that you need to take proper care of your stucco home’s exterior to ensure it stays nice and lasts for years. We’ll go over some best practice ways that you can maintain your stucco finish, allowing the beauty of this unique material to continue to shine through.
Inspect Your Stucco
You should thoroughly inspect your home’s exterior twice each year. Make sure you notice changes, paying close attention to any areas of surface penetration sealed with caulk. You’ll also want to make a note of any new cracks so that they can be addressed as quickly as possible. You will need a certified stucco inspection if you discover any issues or before you consider any modifications, home renovations, additions, or even a roof repair.
Keep It Clean
Your stucco home’s exterior should be cleaned periodically with a pressure washer that is calibrated to the manufacturer’s specifications. Make sure that you inspect your stucco prior to washing it so that you can arrange any necessary repairs first. You may wash it whenever it is necessary, but it’s a good idea to clean it when you are taking care of other important home maintenance tasks in the spring and fall seasons.
Don’t Call the Handyman
Working with stucco requires exact measurements that can vary depending on the desired texture, color, and even climate. If you improperly mix and apply the stucco, you could end up with cracks and leaks that require immediate repairs. The good news is that stucco repairs aren’t necessarily costly, as long as they are completed correctly.
Request an Estimate
With 45 years of experience in the construction industry, the experts at Worldgate Plaster & Stucco have the experience and expertise necessary to install, inspect, and repair your stucco home. We can also provide plaster services for your interior walls. 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.