Stucco is a very durable and resilient product; that's a big part of why it's such a popular exterior building material. However, improperly installed stucco can cause a host of potentially disastrous issues. You see, the visible outer layer is merely one part of a complex system, and all parts need to be properly installed and coordinated in order to function effectively and prevent damage. Unfortunately, this doesn't always happen when a home is being constructed, leading to a rising need for stucco contractors … [Read more...] about Ai Restoration Stucco Contractors: West Chester PA’s Best
Window flashing is weather-resistant material installed under a building's exterior (siding, stucco, etc.) to divert rainwater and keep it from coming into the structure around windows. If flashing is not properly installed and incorporated into a complete water management system for a building, it can lead to costly water damage, mold and mildew growth and other serious issues. Today, we'll focus in on why you can't simply retrofit window flashing to solve these problems and prevent worsening damage over … [Read more...] about Why You Can’t Retrofit Window Flashing
If you have stucco on the exterior of your home or business, there should be a piece of metal flashing along the base of the stucco, at the bottom of the exterior wall. This is known as weep screed, and it's a key component of your stucco system that allows water to drain out. If your system lacks this critical part, you may be wondering: Could doing a stucco weep screed retrofit be a viable solution? Ai Restoration is here to explain why this unfortunately won't cut it when it comes to saving your structure from … [Read more...] about Stucco Weep Screed Retrofit: Can It Be Done?
Have you noticed leaks around one or more of the windows in your home or business, especially during a heavy or wind-driven rain? When facing a situation like this, window leak repair caulking may come to your mind as a simple solution. However, while this may seem to work for a while, this probably isn't a full fix, meaning the issue will likely return eventually. In today's post, we'll explain why simply re-caulking leaky windows generally isn't the right approach to protect your structure from water damage. Why … [Read more...] about Why Window Leak Repair Caulking Doesn’t Work