One of the most frequent questions we get asked when explaining how stucco is installed is "What is a weep screed?" Homeowners—whether they own a stucco home or want to add stucco to their home—should understand how their exterior system works. And no stucco system is complete without a weep screed, the material that allows water to drain out of the wall above the foundation. What Is A Weep Screed? A weep screed is a piece of metal trim found at the bottom of the stucco wall. It should be used in every stucco … [Read more...] about What is a Weep Screed?
Have you ever found yourself wondering: how is stucco made? This blog covers the basics of stucco: how it's made, how it gets its color and how it's applied to your home. How is Stucco Made? When it comes down to it, traditional masonry stucco (used on the exterior of homes), contains a mixture of lime, sand, and cement. When properly mixed, the stucco hardens into a material that can be applied to the exterior of your home and is incredibly easy to maintain. What is a Basic Mix of Stucco? When applying stucco … [Read more...] about How is Stucco Made?
Are you in the market for a new home? No matter your price range, or where you are looking, one of the features you should be on the lookout for is the presence of stucco. You might ask yourself, should I buy a stucco home? Stucco is durable, long-lasting, and when it is installed properly, helps prevent moisture from entering the home and increases its value in the long run. Let's take a closer look at what to look for when purchasing a stucco home. Was the Stucco Installed Properly? The most important thing to … [Read more...] about Should I Buy a Stucco Home?
Homeowners often wonder about the safety of their homes in various natural disaster scenarios, like floods, earthquakes and fires. Homeowners with stucco siding might be curious how stucco holds up during flooding or may be wondering, is stucco flammable? Let's explore the safety of stucco and how proper installation can affect your home's safety. Stucco is Fire-Resistant One of the benefits of having stucco installed on the exterior of your home is that it is fire-resistant. Since stucco is fire-resistant, and … [Read more...] about Is Stucco Flammable? Is it Water Resistant?
Have you ever wondered about stucco? For instance, what is stucco used for? How often is it used? Where can it be used? These are all important questions when building a home or remodeling your current one. You will want to know whether or not stucco can be installed on the exterior of your home or if you will need to remediate any issues first. It's also important to find out if you can use stucco inside your home. Ai Restoration is here to explain what stucco is used for in this post. Stucco Siding The most … [Read more...] about What is Stucco Used For?
Stucco is a popular option for home exteriors throughout Pennsylvania and the rest of the Mid-Atlantic states. If you're building a custom home or looking to renovate an existing home's exterior, stucco is a beautiful and durable possibility. But before you dive into your project, let's explore the frequently asked question: what is a stucco house? The team from Ai Restoration is here to provide you with an explanation so you can make an informed decision. What is a Stucco House? Stucco is one of the oldest … [Read more...] about What is a Stucco House?
Depending on the age of your home, the stucco might be so old that it needs to be replaced and any underlying issues remediated. Old stucco can be problematic, especially if you don't know of the issues that could be plaguing the exterior of your home. Many stucco issues can wind up causing damage inside the home, especially when water is involved. Today, the team from Ai Restoration provides you with information regarding the most common problems found with older stucco and when it is time to remediate. Stains on … [Read more...] about Old Stucco: When Is It Time to Remediate?
If you're noticing stains, cracks, or other major problems on your stucco, you're probably wondering what your options are for making repairs. When customers ask us what is the cost to remove and replace stucco, we usually tell them they have two choices: Invest in a full remediation that not only removes and replaces your stucco, but also addresses any underlying problems such as mold or rot. Opt for a cheaper re-siding operation and let the mold and rot get worse over time. The Problem With … [Read more...] about What Does it Cost to Remove and Replace Stucco?
Vinyl siding is one of the most popular options for homeowners when it comes to putting the finishing touch on the exterior of their home. An experienced crew may be able to fully install it in less than two working days, and it is low-maintenance once installed. Vinyl siding has the ability to expand and contract with the temperature and the sunlight. This allows it to fit snugly into channels on corners and around the doors and windows of a home. However, water damage behind vinyl siding can occur if the siding … [Read more...] about Causes Of Water Damage Behind Vinyl Siding
If there is stucco on your home and you are considering moving, you likely want to know the average stucco home resale value. All homeowners want to know what the resale value of their home is, especially if they have made upgrades over the years. One such upgrade, if done correctly, would be to replace the exterior of the home. Let's take a look at the factors that affect the value of your home where stucco is concerned. Was the … [Read more...] about Stucco Home Resale Value: Does Stucco Help or Hurt?