Across the nation people rely on stucco exterior for its great looks and durability. Though in reality, stucco is very water absorbent and needs to be sealed. Do you want to make the stucco exterior on your home last longer? We know the secret how…Waterproof it! In this blog we will talk about what stucco is, why homeowners choose stucco, and how to make stucco last longer.
What is Stucco?
You have probably seen stucco around your neighborhood without even realizing it. It is a fine plaster used for coating wall surfaces, and it is often used for decorative coating on walls and ceiling as well as molding in architectural design. Stucco is a construction material that is applied wet and hardens to a very dense solid.
Why do Homeowners Choose Stucco?
There are many advantages of stucco, some include texture, sustainability, retention, a natural resistance to fire, lasting durability against the elements and low maintenance.
Stucco finishes can be applied as you desire. You can choose the texture you’d like in order to give your home a unique and seamless look. The ingredients needed from stucco can be easily obtained from local sources, making it a smart and sustainable option. The lasting pigment blended into stucco will eliminate the need to paint your house every few years. Stucco is resistant to fire, rot, mold, impact, and termite infestation. Depending on local climate conditions, the finish on stucco homes can last as long as 100 years.
How to Make Stucco Last Longer
There are many advantages to stucco, but there are a few disadvantages that you have to be aware of as well. One of them being water retention, or porosity. Stucco homes are prone to water retention which can eventually lead to water damage, this happens often when the surface is not applied by an expert. A way to combat water retention is through waterproofing.
The importance of of Waterproofing Stucco
Waterproofing stucco is a smart preventative measure for your property. Any imperfection in the stucco or crack will allow water to seep in and start causing damage through the freezing cycle, mold, mildew and other moisture related problems.
Due to the complexity of a structure and the importance of waterproofing stucco, it is highly recommended that this job be left to the professionals. Homeowners who attempt to complete this waterproofing as a DIY job run the risk of allowing moisture into their structure, which will have serious long-term consequences. Waterproofing stucco is a service that Southern Perfection Painting Inc. provides to Atlanta, Georgia, and the surrounding metropolitan area. This is a great way to protect the look of your stucco and prolong the life of your exterior stucco.
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