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 professional stucco company.
How Involved is Applying Stucco Siding?
The application of stucco siding is a time consuming and challenging project no matter your experience level. There are a host of tools, materials, and other equipment you will need to ensure the project goes off without a hitch. You will need scaffolding in order to reach the highest points of your home’s exterior, especially if you do not have an A-ladder tall enough or an extension ladder. It is also safer to install stucco siding using scaffolding instead of a ladder.
Risk of Improper Installation
The biggest risk of DIY stucco siding is installing it incorrectly, which can lead to serious issues with the rest of your home. When stucco is not installed correctly, it can lead to water getting behind it and rotting the wood. This also leads to moisture getting into the home and the development of mold, which can cause serious problems with the health of all those who live in the home, as well as compromising the foundation of the home.
Applying Stucco is Considered an Art
The ability to apply stucco to a home is considered an art and not a trade. This means that you need years of experience to perfect your touch when it comes to using stucco. If you don’t have the talent needed to apply stucco, then you likely will not be happy with the results. You need to be familiar with design aesthetics and colors when using stucco. That’s why it’s best left to the professionals who have been installing stucco siding for years.
Call Ai Restoration for All of Your Stucco Needs
Preparing to replace or install stucco siding on the exterior of your home? If so, it’s best that the project is completed by an experienced stucco contractor. Call the office of Ai Restoration at 215-794-6858 to schedule a consultation about your stucco project. You can also fill out the contact form found on our website and someone will reach out to you in a timely manner.