The Problem With Stucco
So, what is it about stucco that makes it a poor exterior siding material for our area? As a very porous material, it absorbs moisture very easily. When it retains that water for too long, the flashing will start to fail, which can lead to serious structural issues for your home. With all of our annual rain and snowfall in the area, stucco homes simply can’t withstand all that moisture.
If left alone, eventually you’ll start to notice large areas of your stucco are degrading, allowing future moisture to get beneath the surface, which can affect the framing and foundation of your home.
When to Consider Replacing Your Stucco
The easiest way to determine if you need to replace your stucco is to take a walk around your home’s exterior and look for visible signs of damage. If you notice any of the following, it’s time to think about replacing your siding:
- Chunks of your stucco are missing
- There are long, thin cracks in the stucco
- You see areas of rot around exterior outlets and pipes
- There are bulges beneath your stucco
- You notice parts of your stucco are stained
These are all serious warning signs that your stucco is failing. If you notice any of these issues, our team would be happy to come out and inspect your exterior.
The Stucco Replacement Process
If your stucco is indeed beginning to fail, our team can help you navigate the replacement process. We’ll start with remediation, which means we’ll remove the stucco and then assess the damage. From there, we’ll install a Water Resistive Barrier to protect your home against future water damage.
During the next step, we’ll install a new siding material. Many of our customers opt to install James Hardie fiber cement siding, which is designed to withstand our climate here in Southeastern Pennsylvania. It’s available in a variety of styles, colors, and designs so you can create an exterior that’s as beautiful as it is durable.
Why Choose MHX Designs?
As a James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractor, our team completes annual training from James Hardie and complies with installation best practices to maintain this designation. This makes us uniquely qualified for your stucco remediation and replacement project. Beyond that, we pride ourselves on offering high-quality workmanship, excellent customer service, and affordable rates so you have the best remodeling experience possible.
Schedule Your Stucco Replacement Today
Don’t wait until your stucco damage gets worse to schedule your replacement. With the help of the MHX Designs team, you can get a brand-new exterior, preventing serious structural damage to your home.
To learn more, call us at 610-947-5112 or contact us online.
Stucco Replacement FAQs
Can I repair my stucco instead of replacing it?
We understand that you might want to save money by repairing your stucco instead of fully replacing it. While this can be a good temporary solution, the fact of the matter is that your stucco will eventually need to be replaced. We recommend replacing it, to begin with, to help you save more money in the long run.
Which type of replacement siding is right for me?
Only you can make that decision, but we’re here to make it easier for you! Explore the MHX Digital Experience to learn more about our siding replacement options and to get an actual 3D rendering of your home with real measurements to get an idea of what different siding options will look like on your home.