Caulk can seem like a wonderful option to fix leaks or drafts around your windows, but often doing stucco repair with caulk is merely putting a band aid on a much bigger problem. So what should you do? Can you ever repair stucco with caulk?
When Caulk Seems Like a Good Solution
When stucco cracks around windows, caulk appears to be a quick and simple way to fill in the cracks and move on with your day. However, this only helps in the short term, and could be covering up more serious problems down the line. An improperly mixed coat is the most common reason that stucco cracks around windows. If the ratio of sand to cement is off, the stucco shrinks too much which leads to cracks. If you simply fill those cracks with caulk, you aren’t fixing the issue behind the cracks, and are potentially leaving yourself open to bigger problems down the line.
When to Caulk
If you must caulk around your windows because of cracks or other leaks, we highly recommend that you immediately schedule a consultation with a stucco remediation specialist after the fact. We understand the desire to stop water or a draft from entering your home, especially in the chilly winter months, but it’s important that you don’t let the quick fix overshadow the potential severity of the problem.
Finding a Stucco Remediation Specialist
Ai Restoration has decades of experience in stucco remediation and we are more than qualified to assess your windows and help you find the right stucco solution for your home. Contact us to get answers to your stucco concerns and questions.