So, you’ve found out that the stucco on your eastern PA home or business is letting moisture in and causing leaks, mold & mildew and an all-around unpleasant and unhealthy environment. Reacting as quickly as possible is important to minimize damage, prevent increasing expenses and safeguard your structure for the long term. Covering stucco with siding might enter your mind as a possibility.
Why Covering Stucco with Siding Is a Bad Idea
- Underneath the outer layer — the siding you can see — lies a whole system of components designed to manage stormwater, dew, air and other elements of nature.
- If any of these pieces is missing, done with subpar products or techniques or not properly incorporated into the greater system, problems are bound to arise.
- If you’re experiencing stucco dysfunctions, it’s probably not the stucco itself but rather what is (or more likely is not) beneath it.
By covering stucco with siding without first removing the problematic stucco and fixing underlying inadequacies, you’d be setting yourself up for repeat failure. After all, a well-functioning drainage path, vapor barrier, flashing around windows and doors and the other crucial pieces for a successful system cannot be effectively installed over stucco.
Instead, the stucco will need to be removed by remediation professionals so that they may address all underlying points of deficiency. Once the present damage has been remedied, they’ll start fresh with a moisture management system designed specifically for the unique type of siding you choose to replace your faulty stucco with, whether it’s new stucco or another option like vinyl siding, brick or stone.
Call Ai for Remediation Done Right
At Ai Restoration, we take our remediation work very seriously. If you are eager to correct stucco or other siding issues so you’ll no longer need to worry about moisture intrusion, our trained professionals will be happy to help.
We’ll start with an on-site consultation, during which our specialists will explain the problems likely at play in your current system and how our sophisticated solutions will fix them. If you decide to proceed with us, we’ll complete the remediation thoroughly and then offer you a range of beautiful, long-lasting siding products for your reinstallation. Reach out today by calling 215-794-6858 to get on your way to making moisture issues a problem of the past.