Why You Have Water Damaged Stucco
If you have found any water damage in your stucco, you’ll need to know what caused it before you look into repairs. Why was it that water got into the siding of your home?
The most common reason is that the stucco was poorly made and installed on your home. When made well, good stucco will repel water. In most cases, that’s enough to keep it safe. When poorly made though, that stucco actually starts absorbing water instead.
Also, you can start suffering damage if the stucco wasn’t installed correctly. If the contractor doesn’t have the right experience, that will cause more problems for you later down the line. They may not add in proper drainage, which allows water to escape, or sealing, which protects from water getting in around windows and doors.
Why You Need to Address the Issue Quickly
There’s always something that needs to be done around the home, and right now a little water damage doesn’t seem that urgent. However, water-damaged stucco isn’t just a cosmetic issue.
If you ignore that water damage for long enough, it will start to cause rot. When that’s left for long enough, it’ll rot the entire walls of your house. It’s going to be incredibly expensive to rebuild your home’s walls because you ignored the water.
As well as rot, you’ll be at risk of mold. This comes with a whole host of health issues, as well as more issues with your home. The quicker you take care of the water damage, the less mold you’ll have to handle.
You’ll also need to consider water damage when it comes to selling your home. You want to think about curb appeal, certainly, but also think about how you’ll sell your home. Many prospective buyers won’t buy a home if there’s water damage to the stucco, as it can be hiding bigger issues.
When to Get Professional Help
When you find any signs of damage, you’ll need to address them. As stucco is such a specialist job, you’ll need to refer to the experts on this. When you see any issues, call the professionals right away. They’ll be able to come out and take a look to assess how the bad the damage is.
If you can’t see exactly where the damage is, they can use tools to assess the problem. They will drill a small hole in the wall, so they can see inside the wall and whether any water has made its way in. If they find anything, they’ll then recommend the correct course of action.
While it’s tempting to repair the damage yourself, this is a job best left to the professionals. Remember, poorly installed stucco causes these problems so you want to avoid that.
Now you know what you’re looking for when it comes to water damage in your stucco. Keep an eye out on it, and always call for help if there’s any damage. When caught quickly, it can be easily repaired, so don’t delay.