Seeing water damage under window frames can alert you to a much larger issue – namely, that your siding system is missing key elements, or that the components present aren’t doing their job. In either situation, it’s important to call on a reputable exterior professional offering remediation services that will actually fix the siding system flaws – not just cover them up temporarily. Let’s go into more detail on why full remediation is often necessary when windows are leaking, even if it only seems to be a minor, … [Read more...] about Water Damage Under Window: What Causes This?
#1 Exterior Company in Southeastern PA: Ai Restoration
In our last few blog posts, we’ve been discussing some different issues that can eventually come to light if siding isn’t skillfully installed on a structure. Namely, moisture damage, mold and mildew, ultimately leading to much bigger issues. So, what if you notice one of these situations occurring at your home or business in southeastern Pennsylvania? Which of the numerous exterior companies near me should you turn to for help? Our siding remediation experts are here to offer insight on what to prioritize when … [Read more...] about #1 Exterior Company in Southeastern PA: Ai Restoration
Buying a Stucco Home in Eastern PA? Here’s What You Need to Know
If you've been house hunting in eastern PA, then you've probably noticed a trend – many of the homes have stucco on part or all of their exterior. Seeing this may naturally prompt you to wonder about the pros and potential cons of buying a stucco home. As stucco remediation specialists who have worked on thousands of local stucco structures over the past two decades, Ai Restoration is here to share some expert knowledge and tips. Buying a Stucco Home in Eastern PA? Here's What You Need to Know When … [Read more...] about Buying a Stucco Home in Eastern PA? Here’s What You Need to Know
Why You Can’t Retrofit Window Flashing
Window flashing is weather-resistant material installed under a building's exterior (siding, stucco, etc.) to divert rainwater and keep it from coming into the structure around windows. If flashing is not properly installed and incorporated into a complete water management system for a building, it can lead to costly water damage, mold and mildew growth and other serious issues. Today, we'll focus in on why you can't simply retrofit window flashing to solve these problems and prevent worsening damage over … [Read more...] about Why You Can’t Retrofit Window Flashing
Eastern PA’s #1 Stucco Company: Ai Restoration
Picture this: you’ve just closed on your dream home. You couldn’t be happier. Months, or even a few short years down the road, you start to notice some water damage behind your stucco on the exterior of your home. You’ll likely Google something like “stucco companies near me,” and you’re then faced with an array of contractors and construction companies. How can you be sure you’re making the right choice? Stay Dry with Ai, the Best Stucco Company Near Bucks County and Beyond At Ai Restoration, we’ve proudly … [Read more...] about Eastern PA’s #1 Stucco Company: Ai Restoration
Artificial Stucco (EIFS) Construction Problems
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
3 Things to Check Before Drilling into a Stucco House
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
What is a Weep Screed?
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?
How is Stucco Made?
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?
Is Stucco Flammable? Is it Water Resistant?
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?