Restoring Stucco in an Old Historical Home
For many people, buying an old, historical home is a dream. There’s something magical about living in a heritage home that was built long before your grandparents were born. Owning that piece of history, that connection to the past, is something that is irreplaceable.
But owning such a home does come with added challenges. One great one is when dealing with any external repairs. It would make no sense to buy an historical home and then coat it with something modern. It is critical to match the exterior so that it looks exactly the same as when it was built.
In many cases, the exterior is stucco. Stucco has been used since ancient Roman times and was very popular throughout the development of North America. It was commonly sold and used with new houses and buildings in the early days of Vancouver.
Matching modern stucco with 100-year old stucco can be a challenge. True professionals, people with decades of experience, have the knowhow and expertise to figure out the best way to match colours, textures, and designs. Restoring stucco is tough at the best of times, but without that skill it can be even harder.
Another problem with re-stuccoing an historical home is the potential for water damage underneath. When considering the amount of rain the Lower Mainland receives in a year, and the possibility of water damage that can come from even one well-placed crack in the stucco, and restoration must rely of the contractor’s skills. Much of the stucco could need to be removed in order to repair the substrate. Re-stuccoing that area and matching it to the walls around it is hard work.
Choice Stucco has over 30 years experience in the industry and is an expert at all manners of repairs. So whether you’re looking to fix a crack, patch a hole, resurface an area, or repair the 100-year-old stucco on your historical house, Choice Stucco is the first contractor to call.