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
Stucco is still a popular option for the exterior of homes all throughout Pennsylvania. You can choose just about any color when installing stucco on your home, which makes it easier to accent with shutters, how you paint the door, and if you have brick or stone anywhere else around the home. But, what if there are problems that arise with the stucco? Can stucco be repaired? With very minor cracks, it's possible stucco can be repaired. However, these are three instances in which the problem indicates repair may … [Read more...] about Can Stucco Be Repaired?
If you are remediating the stucco or other siding on your home, it's likely going to be an extensive process. Often, remediation includes removing the full elevation of your exterior, from outside corner to outside corner. This means that replacing doors in stucco remediation projects is an important part of the process. Door replacement, just like the stucco remediation itself, should be done by an experienced contractor, like those at Ai Restoration. In today's blog, we'll discuss why doors are a common site … [Read more...] about Replacing Doors in Stucco Remediation Projects
Stucco continues to be one of the most popular exterior siding options in Pennsylvania. Stucco is aesthetically pleasing and can match the color of your choosing, should you decide to update your home's exterior. Water leaking into windows and doors is a common issue among homeowners where the stucco installation is not complete. Sealing stucco around windows is an important part of the installation process, especially when preventing cold air and moisture from entering the home in the winter. If … [Read more...] about Why Sealing Stucco Around Windows Is Important
Are you thinking about updating the exterior of your home? Do you want to switch the exterior from traditional siding to stucco? Do you already have stucco that needs to be freshened up? If you've answered yes to any of these questions, you might also be wondering if you can DIY stucco siding. This is a common question that the team at Ai Restoration faces regularly. The best answer is no - you cannot properly DIY stucco siding. Installing stucco is an extremely complicated process that requires the expertise of a … [Read more...] about Can You DIY Stucco Siding?