Hardcoat Stucco Repair Orlando, FL
If we were building a home today especially around Orlando we would probably recommend that you go with hard coat stucco over the synthetic options that are out there. To be honest though a lot of times when it comes to repairs we repair EIFS a lot more than this type of stucco. It all tends to balance out for us in that regard. Having said that we want to cover a couple of things that we would think are important for you to consider when looking for these types of repairs. Let’s get right to it then!
Are Major Repairs Really Worth It?
This is something that everyone who has this type of problem on a grand scale is going to wonder. It is actually not all that common for homes or walls that were built with this kind of stucco to be falling apart. If we were talking about EIFS that would be a bit more likely. It would have to depend on the extent of the damage and also we would say the aesthetic repairs that you would have to do. If you are going to have to come in and repaint and restore a lot of things that are in and around the wall it may not be that smart of an investment. On the other hand for minor issues, quick repairs can be applied fairly easily.
When Do I Know I Need A Repair?
Some cases are obvious so we are not going to touch those. If you have a hole in the wall then you need a repair that is just a given. At times though hard coat stucco can begin to crack. It is important to notice these issues and fix them up before the stucco begins to crumble. Again most of the worst-case scenarios where stucco is just falling apart are no commonly seen with hard coat stucco. Cracks are common and those are the ones that we need to tackle quickly!
Repair & Repaint Hardcoat Stucco
If you are looking to embark on a full stucco refinish project repairs are definitely going to be part of it. In our opinion, you need to be able to reach what we always perfect balance. Especially if your idea is to go ahead and repaint or refinish the stucco in some other way. The last thing that we want is to go too far with the sealing. That may leave a very bulky finish which is something that we are obviously going to try to avoid!
Stucco Should Last About …
Common wisdom will tell you that hard coat stucco is meant to last around 50 years. The problem with saying that is, that a lot of people think it is 50 years with no maintenance at all. That is just not going to be the case. So do not get discouraged if after a couple of years you start seeing cracks. If you take care of the minor issues on time your stucco is going to last a lot longer!