One of the main purposes of siding is to keep moisture from damaging the interior structure of your home. It helps deflect moisture and prevents leakage inside your house. An improperly installed or incomplete siding system runs the risk of catastrophic water damage. With stucco specifically, a proper system is able to effectively drain water after rain fall. But if the stucco system is installed incorrectly or missing a vital component, water will pool in the underlying materials and cause rot, mold and other … [Read more...] about How Does Water Damage Lead to Issues With Stucco?
While stucco siding can bring a lot of beauty and panache to your home, like any siding it's not without its problems. However, must issues with stucco siding stem from poor installation. If you don't hire a top company to install your stucco, you could pay for it down the road. Thankfully, Ai Restoration is here to help. We'll tell you about the top 3 most damaging stucco construction problems, and what you can do about it. Stucco Construction Problems: Below Grade First, you can tell your stucco hasn't been … [Read more...] about The 3 Most Damaging Stucco Construction Problems
A stucco exterior can serve as a beautiful feature of your home. However, left to itself without proper maintenance, it can become unsightly. Whether you want to learn more about stucco upkeep because you just bought a home, noticed some cracks in your stucco, or are deciding on new siding, Ai Restoration has the information you need. So, if you want your home to continue looking beautiful AND save money on future potential repairs, check out this checklist for all the basics. Stucco Upkeep … [Read more...] about Stucco Upkeep and Maintenance Tips for Homeowners
We've covered a lot of different issues with improper stucco installation on this blog, but one of the most common causes of moisture problems that we see is gaps in stucco around windows and doors. These gaps are an easy entry point for water and in today's blog, we'll talk about what complications that can bring, and what you can do about it. Stucco Around Windows and Doors: Purpose First, it's important to understand how stucco siding works. Considered a “reservoir type” exterior siding product, stucco will … [Read more...] about Gaps in Stucco Around Windows and Doors
For any "how to fix it" blog or video, you need to know the root causes of the problem. Especially when it comes to major structures of your home. Otherwise, you're just putting a bandaid over the problem until you'll inevitably need to fix it again. That can be a waste of both time and money. The same holds true for how to repair water damaged siding. In this week's post, we'll cover some basic things you need to know. We'll help you understand the causes of water damage, and what you can do about it. How to … [Read more...] about How to Repair Water Damaged Siding
So you need stucco installation, repair, or remediation. You’ve Googled “stucco professionals near me,” and you see a long list of options. Who do you choose? How do you know who’s the best? How do you know if you can even afford the best? You look at reviews online and see some companies rated highly, but what about companies that sponsor reviews? Looking for unbiased information can be tough. Thankfully, we can offer you some tips on what to look for to identify the best stucco professionals near you. The Best … [Read more...] about Finding Stucco Professionals Near Me: What to Look For
In our professional blog posts, we've covered all sorts of stucco problems. From ivy, installation issues, and others. Continuing this series, we'll now look at what should you do if you see bubbles in your stucco. You might think bubbling stucco is just a cosmetic problem. But we wouldn't be writing this blog post if that were the case. Regardless, even if it were strictly a cosmetic issue, as a homeowner, you want your home looking its best. So, without further ado, we'll discuss whether you need bubbling stucco … [Read more...] about Bubbling Stucco: Repair or Remediate?
Has your window been leaking recently? Did you hire a contractor to fix the flashing? And after they were done, did they tell you that you shouldn’t have to worry about all of the other windows? Well, unfortunately, they may not have been completely honest. If your windows leak water, that can be disastrous to your home. This is often due to improperly installed flashing. So, today we’re talking about resetting windows, sill-pan flashing, and what you need to do to protect your home. Resetting Windows and Sill-Pan … [Read more...] about Resetting Windows: Sill-Pan Flashing and More
Vinyl siding installation problems occur more often than you might think. Sometimes, homeowners try to do it themselves, but a lack of familiarity with the product can lead to issues. Other times, you might hire a company that does poor quality work but costs less than others. Unfortunately, this can lead to having to pay for it later. Today, we'll talk about some of the top vinyl siding installation problems. Most Common Vinyl Siding Installation Problems First, let's cover some of the most common problems you … [Read more...] about Top Vinyl Siding Installation Problems
Have you noticed ivy growing on your stucco? You might think that because it's natural, it shouldn't be a problem. While sometimes that's the case, it's certainly not always true. It's important to know how to determine if ivy growth presents risks. Additionally, what problems ivy growth can cause and what you can do about it. So, without further ado, we'll answer the question, "Is ivy on stucco a problem?" How Can Ivy on Stucco Damage It? First, you'd hate to spend all sorts of time and money getting rid of … [Read more...] about Ivy on Stucco: Is it a Problem?