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?
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
Homes across the country have been using stucco as an exterior option for decades. It is a great alternative to siding, stone, and brick. For quite a long time, stucco was just stucco. There was no alternative to traditional stucco. Then, in the 1960s, synthetic stucco hit the market in the US, after coming from Europe. Synthetic stucco, also known as EIFS stucco, quickly became popular and looked similar to traditional stucco. So, what is EIFS stucco? What is EIFS Stucco? For starters, let's define what EIFS … [Read more...] about What is EIFS Stucco?
Stucco is a material that has been a part of architectural history for hundreds of years all over the world. To learn the basics, such as, “What is stucco made of?" and other common stucco questions, check out our guide to Stucco 101. What Is Stucco Made Of? Stucco is made of a mixture of Portland cement, lime, sand, and water. Combined in their appropriate measurements, these four ingredients help to create a strong, long-lasting, and beautiful exterior for your home. The measurements of these items may change … [Read more...] about Stucco 101: What Is Stucco Made Of? (And Other Stucco Questions)
When we consider what we want out of a purchase, whether it’s a service or a product, the most important question we can ask is, “What am I getting for my money?” This is different from, “How much does it cost?” The first discusses quality and value; the second is a dollar amount. So, is stucco expensive? The experts at Ai Restoration offer a breakdown of the real value of quality stucco and experienced installation. Is Stucco Expensive? That Depends on Your Understanding of Cost Vs. Value The initial cost of … [Read more...] about Is Stucco Expensive? When Improperly Installed, Yes.
As the predictions for this winter season roll in, the northeast is gearing up for extremely cold temperatures and high rainfall totals. Homeowners should make sure that their stucco siding options are as watertight as possible to protect their home. Ai Restoration’s team of stucco and siding experts has the answers to common questions regarding stucco and siding watertight sealing. Aren’t stucco siding options already waterproof? In short, no. Both stucco and siding keep water off of themselves. However, water … [Read more...] about Stucco Siding Options to Keep the Water Out