If you notice black stains on your stucco, alarm bells might begin to go off. Is it mold? Is it rot? Is there a problem or is it only a matter of how it looks? Here at Ai Restoration, we want our customers to stay informed. Knowing the ins and outs of your stucco siding can help you stay safe, save time and money, and make better decisions for your home. So, today we're going to help you understand what black stains on your stucco could mean. Black Stains on Stucco: Causes First, there are two main reasons why … [Read more...] about Black Stains on Stucco: What Do They Mean?
A stucco exterior can serve as a beautiful feature of your home. However, left to itself without proper maintenance, it can become unsightly. Whether you want to learn more about stucco upkeep because you just bought a home, noticed some cracks in your stucco, or are deciding on new siding, Ai Restoration has the information you need. So, if you want your home to continue looking beautiful AND save money on future potential repairs, check out this checklist for all the basics. Stucco Upkeep … [Read more...] about Stucco Upkeep and Maintenance Tips for Homeowners
Have you ever noticed a white discoloration or coating on your stucco? It could be efflorescence. Now, you might wonder, ‘Is efflorescence a problem?’ Unfortunately, if there’s a lot of it, then you can’t ignore it. So, in today’s blog, we’ll talk about what is efflorescence, if it’s a problem, and what you can do about it. What is Efflorescence? First, we need to understand what we mean by efflorescence. Otherwise, we can’t know what it means for your stucco. Stucco efflorescence looks like a powdery white … [Read more...] about Is Efflorescence a Problem?
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 … [Read more...] about Can You DIY Stucco Siding?
Whether you’re on the market for a new home or looking to renovate your current residence, you’ve no doubt heard about the material stucco. One of the most common materials used for home exteriors, stucco is widely used across the country due to its durability and unique appearance. As stucco is not the only option for materials used for your home exterior, you may be wondering: how does stucco work? In this brief guide, we’ll explain everything you need to know about stucco and the pros and cons of using it as the … [Read more...] about How Does Stucco Work: A Basic Guide
As DIY blogs and self-taught “experts” are a dime a dozen, searching the internet for the easy way to take on difficult home improvement tasks is tempting. When we search for “how to remove stains from stucco,” countless suggestions are likely to pop up. Yet the reason professional stucco remediation and restoration can be costly is because they both require an expertise that can only come with years of experience from a team of stucco specialists. All Stains Are Not Created Equal Some apparent stains can … [Read more...] about Ask the Experts: How to Remove Stains From Stucco
When it comes to being homeowners, we have so much on our to-do lists. It is hard to keep up with it all. With so much going on, you might be wondering if you can ignore stucco discoloration for the time being. However, at Ai Restoration, we have dealt with many catastrophes due to customers overlooking what they think are merely surface blemishes. Stucco Discoloration: What You Need To Know Say “NO” To Paint: While you may be tempted to treat stucco discoloration as a cosmetic issue that can be concealed, we … [Read more...] about Stucco Discoloration: A Problem You Should Never Ignore
We often have clients calling in a panic and wondering what the unfamiliar white substance is on their stucco. If you see a white coating on your stucco, it may be stucco efflorescence. So what exactly is stucco efflorescence and what should you do about it? Is it a problem? Read on to find out from the stucco experts at Ai Restoration. What is Efflorescence? Stucco efflorescence looks like a powdery white staining or substance that can grow on brick, mortar, or stucco materials. It happens when water dissolves … [Read more...] about Stucco Efflorescence: Should You Be Worried?
Spring cleaning season is nearly upon us. As daylight hours become longer, we have more time and energy to tackle the home maintenance tasks we've been putting off all winter. That being said, as you try to decide how to clean up your home’s exterior, one of the things you may be wondering is can you pressure wash stucco? In short, no. Read on to find out why not. Can You Pressure Wash Stucco? You should NEVER pressure wash your stucco. No matter how many DIY blogs may say it’s safe, we cannot disagree more … [Read more...] about Can You Pressure Wash Stucco? Experts Say “No”
Stucco is a cost-effective, reliable material for the exterior of your home. When correctly installed and thoughtfully maintained, stucco can last close to a century. What does it mean to take care of your home’s stucco exterior? Read on to discover Ai Restoration’s top Do’s and Don’ts for stucco maintenance. Do complete an annual inspection. This step is both the easiest and the most necessary. If you don’t survey your exterior regularly, you likely won’t spot problems, such as cracks, mold, or staining until … [Read more...] about Stucco Maintenance: Don’t Neglect It Until It’s Too Late