In areas such as Texas it is not unusual to see neighborhoods with a number of stucco homes, retaining walls and other elements. This is due to stucco being a great way to make a home more energy efficient, are resistant (though not impervious) to mold, mildew and fire, minimizes outside sound, is virtually maintenance free, and ensure that your home will last for many decades to come.
However, just because stucco homes are long-lasting that does not mean that they are never in need of repair. Like anything else, it does not last indefinitely, and from time to time stucco repairs are going to be needed. These stucco repairs are not something to be ignored, nor is it recommended that one tackle it as weekend DIY project. Rather, it is best to bring in a Texas stucco repair specialist.
As mentioned above, there are many reasons people opt for stucco homes and features for their property, and of the biggest is that stucco’s popularity has brought with an increase in property value. But only if the stucco is in good shape. Consequently, you will want to be sure to inspect your stucco home at least once a year to note any signs of damage or needed repair – especially should you have an older home stucco home.
Indicators that Stucco Repair Is Needed:
If you are new to stucco sided homes, then you may not know what to look for. Typically, there are three areas for which to watch.
Cracking – Stucco repairs that are due to cracking are classified as either localized or general. In localized cracks, the cause is a result of water damage below the surface, while general cracking is usually caused by poor workmanship or product. Sadly, these types of problems are not discovered until some years down the road. The stucco cracks can be patched, but depending on the extent of the damage it may be necessary to refinish the entire wall so that there is a more uniformed appearance.
Mold – Of all the issues to be concerned about this is the most serious. No, it does not easily happen as stucco tends to resistant to mold, but it is not impossible for mold to occur. Mold on stucco is generally a result of excess moisture and water retention. This can happen if cracking has occurred or if the original stucco used was of inferior quality. In the event of mold related stucco repairs, our team will need to remove and replace the affected area.
Staining – Sometime, rainwater can wash contaminants from the roof or nearby plants onto the stucco and these items leave color deposits on the stucco or even cause deterioration to the stucco. These stucco repairs are a multi-step process but can be easily corrected by a stucco professional.
Should you find yourself needing a stucco repair for your TX location, don’t just sit back to see what happens. Contact the stucco specialists at Omega Masonry and get a field representative out for an estimate today. We look forward to adding new life to the stucco elements of your property.