How Do You Maintain a Stucco House?
There are a lot of reasons why stucco is popular among many homeowners. The top three reasons why many people use stucco is that it looks good, easy to maintain, and the material is durable. If stucco is applied and maintained properly, it can last for over 50 years.
Here are some great tips that you should keep in mind for maintenance.
- Keep your stucco clean: Just like any other exterior, stucco gets dirty easily. It can accumulate dirt as a result of outdoor dust which makes your home to look ugly and filthy. Stucco is a porous material which means it can absorb stains. For this reason, we recommend you clean it regularly.
- Seal it regularly: When you apply stucco in your home make sure it is sealed properly. You must protect stucco from any moisture intrusion. A clear concrete sealer prevents any water from penetrating the stucco.
- Apply an elastomeric coating: If your stucco is older, we can recommend you to apply an elastomeric coating. These kinds of waterproof finishes keep moisture off and seal the hairline cracks.
- Make repairs when necessary: Stucco can develop chips, cracks, and holes as it ages. These offer opportunities for mold to grow and pests to penetrate into your house. If you identify any crack in the stucco, repair it immediately. You should repair it before it worsens. Always make sure that any moisture issues have been detected and dealt with first.
Stucco is very easy to maintain, and that’s why it’s popular. Stucco can be cleaned with simple power washing and plain water. And that makes it super simple to clean it.
Choice Stucco Ltd. provides quality stucco application and repair to residential, strata, and commercial properties throughout the greater-Vancouver area. If you have any questions about this article or would like to talk to us about stucco, please call us at (604) 614-7552.