As a California homeowner, you know how easy it is to get comfortable with sunny days and mild temperatures. The beautiful weather makes it easy to get distracted from doing other things, including having the stucco on your home repaired. The problem with this approach is that when it rains, any damage to your stucco will be exposed, and the original issue will end up being a lot worse. Damage can happen in any number of ways, and once the water gets in, it doesn’t take long to lead to serious issues that can include health problems and structural damage to your home.
Reasons to Repair Stucco Damage
Your stucco may end up getting damaged for any number of reasons. Some of the noticeable signs include staining, cracks, blistering, or mold growing on a stucco wall. Typically, the culprit for all of these issues is water damage. Water can weaken the integrity of your stucco, and then the issue multiplies as more water gets into the damaged parts, exacerbating the problem even more.
Some other causes of stucco issues include improper application, settling of the structure, extreme weather, pest infestations, or vandalism. The issue with even minor damage is that once a good rain comes along, you’re in trouble if you haven’t made the necessary repairs.
Here are some valid reasons to take care of your stucco repairs as soon as possible.
1. Avoids Major Water Damage
Water damage is the primary concern for most California homeowners that have neglected to get their stucco repaired. Cracks, soft spots, dents, and other types of damage will accept moisture easily, so as soon as it rains, your stucco will be taking on water. Excess moisture can cause trouble in a couple of different ways. Not only do you run the risk of mold growth that can create health issues, but water seeping through the cracked stucco can also cause internal damage that weakens the house’s structure.
2. Protects the Base Foundation
Stucco is a durable material, but it is also quite rigid, and smaller cracks can lead to larger cracks that result in pieces of stucco falling out and weakening the structure. Once a crack forms, it’s essential to take care of it as soon as possible to keep the protective layer intact. The last thing you want is for a piece of stucco to fall and cause an injury or for the integrity of your walls to be jeopardized.
3. Prevents Costly Repairs
It makes sense that the more damage you have to your stucco, the more it will cost to repair it. And since the damage has a tendency to spread quickly, getting it repaired as soon as possible will help you avoid more expensive repairs in the future. You’ll also avoid having to call for an emergency repair at some point, which will always cost more and cause stress that you don’t need.
4. Maintains Property Value
There’s no question that damaged stucco can have a negative impact on your home’s curb appeal. When people walk or drive by or property and see cracks or discoloration on your stucco, it’s going to bring down the entire perception of your home. It may also reduce the property value, even if there hasn’t been damage under the surface. If you’re thinking of selling sometime in the future, or you just like to keep up with your neighbors, getting those stucco issues taken care of quickly is the way to go.
5. Reduces the Fire Risk
One of the functions of stucco is to act as a fire repellant, but if your stucco is cracked and damaged, it’s not going to be providing you with the protection you need. Once the protective layer is compromised, you won’t be able to depend on it completely to fulfill its job as a fire repellent. Naturally, this can end up being a dangerous situation and can risk the safety of your family in the case of a fire.
Work with Our Team at Approved Contractor
When you work with our team at Approved Contractor, you can feel confident that your stucco will be in good hands from start to finish. With 13 years in the industry and with over 1000 5-star reviews on all platforms, we know what it takes to make homeowners happy. We will always get back to you quickly, and all of our technicians make a point of treating your Greater Los Angeles or San Diego area home just like it was their own. Whether you need some minor stucco repairs or it’s time for a full stucco remediation on your home, you can count on us for a solution.
Get in touch with us today to learn more about our Stucco & Texture Coating services.