Artificial stucco, or EIFS, is a product used on home exteriors throughout Pennsylvania and the rest of the northeast. However, many homeowners encounter synthetic stucco problems resulting from improper installation or the properties of the material. In today's post, we discuss common EIFS construction problems that can damage your home. The stucco remediation team from Ai Restoration can help fix problems caused by moisture damage and mold. Damage to Wood EIFS stucco's makeup makes it desirable for energy … [Read more...] about Artificial Stucco (EIFS) Construction Problems
Making upgrades to the exterior of your home is a great way to improve its value and curb appeal. However, when there is stucco present on the exterior of the home, one must be careful when having work performed. Drilling into a stucco house is not something you should simply do without taking precautions. Today, we'll go over some things you'll want to think about before you decide drilling into the stucco of your home is the best course of action. #1: Was the Stucco Properly Installed? One of the biggest … [Read more...] about 3 Things to Check Before Drilling into a Stucco House
One of the most frequent questions we get asked when explaining how stucco is installed is "What is a weep screed?" Homeowners—whether they own a stucco home or want to add stucco to their home—should understand how their exterior system works. And no stucco system is complete without a weep screed, the material that allows water to drain out of the wall above the foundation. What Is A Weep Screed? A weep screed is a piece of metal trim found at the bottom of the stucco wall. It should be used in every stucco … [Read more...] about What is a Weep Screed?
Have you ever found yourself wondering: how is stucco made? This blog covers the basics of stucco: how it's made, how it gets its color and how it's applied to your home. How is Stucco Made? When it comes down to it, traditional masonry stucco (used on the exterior of homes), contains a mixture of lime, sand, and cement. When properly mixed, the stucco hardens into a material that can be applied to the exterior of your home and is incredibly easy to maintain. What is a Basic Mix of Stucco? When applying stucco … [Read more...] about How is Stucco Made?
Homeowners often wonder about the safety of their homes in various natural disaster scenarios, like floods, earthquakes and fires. Homeowners with stucco siding might be curious how stucco holds up during flooding or may be wondering, is stucco flammable? Let's explore the safety of stucco and how proper installation can affect your home's safety. Stucco is Fire-Resistant One of the benefits of having stucco installed on the exterior of your home is that it is fire-resistant. Since stucco is fire-resistant, and … [Read more...] about Is Stucco Flammable? Is it Water Resistant?
Have you ever wondered about stucco? For instance, what is stucco used for? How often is it used? Where can it be used? These are all important questions when building a home or remodeling your current one. You will want to know whether or not stucco can be installed on the exterior of your home or if you will need to remediate any issues first. It's also important to find out if you can use stucco inside your home. Ai Restoration is here to explain what stucco is used for in this post. Stucco Siding The most … [Read more...] about What is Stucco Used For?
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?