Stucco Patching, Stucco Waterproofing, Tampa, FL
Tampa, Florida loves its stucco. That is why almost every house here has one or the other type of stucco siding on it. Stucco comes with a large number of advantages. Premier Stucco Repair cannot even stress how easier and more economical it is to have stucco in your house, especially in the tropical climate that is prevalent here. Stucco walls hardly require any maintenance. Stucco installation and stucco repair are pocket-friendly services and stucco has a long lifetime that outlasts most other siding options.
However, that does not mean you can neglect and treat your stucco badly and nothing will ever happen to it. Stucco also requires some preventive steps and regular stucco repair and maintenance for it to last a long time. The best way you can keep your stucco healthy and in good shape is by yearly maintenance services by stucco contractors. Two of the commonest stucco repair services done during these visits are stucco patching and stucco waterproofing. Stucco patch repair mends the damage that the stucco has developed through the year, while stucco waterproofing provides protection against all kinds of stucco water damage.
Why is stucco patch repair important?
Any kind of siding requires regular patching done to ensure that the minor cracks do not increase to become a major damage that will require drastic measures to fix. The situation is the same with stucco. Stucco patch repair helps close up the smaller cracks and holes in one section so that it does not spread through the entire wall and leave stucco repair contractors with no choice but to do a full stucco removal and then get a stucco installation done. Stucco patch repair helps get the stucco wall repair done only to the section damaged, without requiring anything done to the rest of the wall. Both stucco crack repair and stucco hole repair are done through stucco patching. The best thing about stucco patch repair is that if done by skilled stucco repair contractors like the ones at Premier Stucco Repair, no one will even be able to tell there had been any damage or repair done at that part. We will ensure that the stucco composition and consistency is the same as the original for maximum adhesion and camouflage.
Why should you get stucco waterproofing done to your stucco walls?
Stucco waterproofing is the best way to counter stucco water damage in any place. But it is even more important in Tampa, Florida. This place sees a lot of rain and humidity. If the water somehow reaches the innermost layers of the stucco, it can cause extensive damage to the entire stucco wall. You might even have to go for full stucco removal followed by stucco installation in that wall to get the whole damage out. But that is a hassle nobody wants to bear. This is why you should get stucco waterproofing done. Stucco waterproofing is the preventive measure that, if done well, can prevent the need for exterior stucco repair arising. Stucco waterproofing effectively creates a waterproof barrier between the moisture and the internal stucco layer, so that no water can get to them and cause any serious damage. It greatly extends the life of your stucco siding by many years, and keeps you tension-free regarding the fate of your stucco walls.
How is stucco patching done by stucco repair contractors?
Stucco patching is a very important stucco repair service. Unless done carefully, instead of sorting out the issue, it can end up aggravating the problem and resulting in worse damage to your stucco siding. That is why, the stucco contractors you hire must follow all the necessary steps to do a good stucco patch repair. Firstly, all the damaged bits and parts must be removed entirely from the site. The undamaged stucco must be visible to know that all the bad stucco has been removed. After that, the stucco layers must be brushed down to remove all loose particles and debris from them. The stucco repair contractors must then hose the area down fully to remove any remaining loose bits as well as any remains of fungi or rot. The area must be fully cleaned and then dried. Stucco contractors can use either ready-made stucco patch material or mix it themselves from the raw materials for better matching of consistencies. Once done, the mixture must be carefully applied in layers. Every layer must be allowed to develop and bind before putting on the next layer. The stucco layers must be kept moist for them to chemically bind and develop in the correct durable manner. Once done, the area must be primed and painted. Premier Stucco Repair stucco contractors do the job in such a way that no ugly blotches will be visible once we are done.
What are the different options you have when it comes to stucco waterproofing?
Stucco waterproofing can be done in a number of ways and at different points in the life of the stucco. The first step, that every homeowner with stucco siding must get is the weatherproof barrier or sheathing underneath the stucco layers and over the substrate, that is added during the stucco installation process. It keeps any moisture that penetrates the outer layers from reaching the inside layers and causing damage. You can also get a waterproof primer applied to your stucco before having your stucco siding painted. This provides the outer layer of protection. Many Tampa, Florida inhabitants will also go for waterproof stucco paints, as this adds to the waterproof layer every time, they get their house painted. This is a great decision if you live in Tampa, Florida. Before getting any outer waterproofing done, you must make sure that there is no existing water damage, otherwise you will be doing double that damage.