How a Stucco Contractor Repairs Stucco
Stucco is a plaster which is used to finish homes worldwide; however, it is mostly seen in warm and temperate regions as it does help to keep a home cooler. Traditional stucco is made out of limestone and cared for using regular layers of whitewash – it is quite durable; however, replica plaster that uses sand and Portland cement is not as durable and will crack over a certain period of time, which means repairs will be needed. It is sometimes also necessary to replace large areas of stucco – for instance, if a new window has been installed. Fortunately, this is a relatively easy job which homeowners can either do themselves if they have the patience, or they can hire a professional stucco contractor to do it for them.
The first thing when repairing stucco is to ensure there is no structural damage. Long vertical cracks are a sure sign one has structural damage, in addition to cracks which begin around windows, foundations, and doors. If this is the case, get a professional to perform any recommended repairs in order to keep your home secure. If the crack is minor, you can repair it yourself with no difficulty whatsoever.
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