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?
What does the exterior of your home look like? Is there stone featured? Maybe you're thinking about having stone installed. When thinking about switching to stone siding, many people ask "what is stone veneer made of?" The team from Ai Restoration is here to explain the composition of stone veneer to help you decide whether or not it is the right match for your home's exterior design. Two Types of Stone Veneer There are two types of stone veneer: natural and manufactured. Natural stone veneer is made from real … [Read more...] about What is Stone Veneer Made Of?
Are you looking to install stone on the exterior of your home? If so, you may be curious about the stone veneer colors available for your project. There are hundreds of stone veneer colors and blends made by different manufacturers from different quarries. These colors are easy to customize, making any project a simple one once you know what you are looking for. At Ai Restoration, we're experts in everything related to the exterior building envelope of your home, including installing stone veneer siding. Why … [Read more...] about What Stone Veneer Colors are Available?
Stucco continues to be a popular choice for homeowners when it comes to adding material to the exterior of their home. However, though homeowners may be wondering how to repair large stucco cracks, they should never try to attempt any repairs to cracks on their own. Why? Repairing stucco is not easy. It's also a process that should only be handled by an experienced stucco contractor in Pennsylvania. Today, the team from Ai Restoration provides you some tips on how to repair large stucco cracks so you understand how … [Read more...] about How to Repair Large Stucco Cracks
Stucco is one of the more popular siding options available for homes throughout Pennsylvania today. Stucco really took off in popularity back in the 1990s and is still an option for new construction and for those renovating their homes. Do you know what the benefits of stucco are? Do you know if stucco is the right option for your home? Let's take a look at the benefits of this siding option in today's post from the experienced and trusted team at Ai Restoration. No Limitations Stucco does not have many … [Read more...] about Benefits of Stucco: Is It Right For You?
The stucco weep screed is one of the most important parts of stucco installation in order to avoid any instances of water damage near the foundation of your home. The weep screed should be installed along with the new stucco on the exterior of your home. Why? The short answer is that if the weep screed is missing, the installation is not complete. The weep screed is vital to stucco installation because it allows moisture to escape the stucco. How Stucco Weep Screed Works The weep screed, typically installed at … [Read more...] about Stucco Weep Screed: Why It’s Important
Owning a home comes with quite a lot of responsibility. There's always something to work on around the house, including monitoring the health of any siding installed on the exterior of your home. Today, the team at Ai Restoration will discuss our number one tip for how to maintain stucco. What is Reservoir Cladding? Stucco is, like any masonry exterior (including brick, stone and cement board) a reservoir cladding. This means that they all absorb water to varying degrees, and so they must be separated from … [Read more...] about Our #1 Tip For How to Maintain Stucco