3 Signs Your Stucco Needs Repairs

Have you noticed some deterioration on your home’s stucco decor? The good news is, as long as the damage isn’t too severe, a simple cosmetic repair will take care of it. On the other hand, even if your stucco looks just fine, there may be a problem that can’t be spotted with a cursory glance. Let’s see how to identify the most common problems with stucco that’s badly in need of repair work.

What to Look For

A well-built and well-maintained stucco exterior can last for decades. However, aging, severe weather, and other damages can leave your stucco in need of quick repairs to keep the rest of your home in good condition. Keep an eye out for these telltale signs of time-sensitive repairs required:

  1. Excessive moisture
  2. Staining
  3. Cracking

1) Excessive Moisture

As any Texas homeowner knows, too much moisture in your home’s structure is bad news. The moisture trapped under or around the stucco will only contribute to a weaker home structure and cause long-term damage. If you notice a buildup of moisture near your stucco siding, it’s time to call for repairs.

Pro Tip: The most common cause of severe stucco damage is bad weather. After a thunderstorm, perform a quick self-check on your stucco to make sure everything is as it should be.

2) Staining

Heavy rain can leave stains on your stucco. While this would be annoying and unsightly enough on its own, stains can also indicate that some of the rain got trapped underneath the stucco, creating a moist environment that can facilitate damage. Even if the rest of your stucco looks just fine, call a professional if you notice stains beginning to form.

3) Cracking

Similar to stains, cracked stucco generally points to an underlying issue. Is the structure of your home sound? Has moisture warped the stucco to the point of fracture? Whatever the case may be, cracked stucco needs replacement quickly to prevent further damage to your home.

Don’t Wait Too Long!

It may be tempting to delay stucco repairs since, after all, they’re just cosmetic additions to your home. But damages to stucco could indicate a severe problem underneath, in your home’s structure itself. At the very least, damaged stucco shows that the conditions are developing for more problems to occur. Don’t put off stucco repair! You may just be saving yourself a significant amount of money by acting fast.

Contact us to get an estimate for an expert stucco repair job.