Stucco - a low-cost, durable and fungus resistant material - is applied to interior and exterior walls of many buildings. Whether you’re just starting to research stucco or are ready to pick a stucco contractor, it’s worth it to learn the truth about stucco to separate from what’s false. Here are some of the main myths about stucco.
Myth #1: Stucco Will Require Many Crack Repairs
Cracks in stucco walls of buildings are formed because freshly- applied stucco is vulnerable to high winds and can wick away moisture. The good news is that while stucco can definitely crack, you won’t necessarily need to worry about constant repairs. Hairline cracks less than 1/16 of an inch and not extending larger require no repair.
Myth #2: Stucco Cannot Be Painted
This is a myth because stucco can be painted any color and make sure you use a paint made specifically for use with stucco surfaces. In fact, in order to maintain the coating of your building, you should probably have a professional stucco contractor painting your stucco surfaces at least once every 10 years.
Myth #3: Stucco Inspection is Hard
Over the years, there is the chance of invasive water damage taking hold behind the stucco; therefore, the older stucco structures will in fact need inspection. If you find out the damage early, your stucco won’t need to be removed. A qualified stucco contractor will help with the stucco inspection to maintain your durable and versatile stucco structure.
About Adriatic Restoration
Adriatic Restoration has been operated by the same owners and under the same business name for 33 years. As a family-run company, we have provided quality industrial building restoration services for decades. My father, who brought me up in the business, taught me everything I know about work ethics. I oversee every job and take a hands-on approach to all our projects. As a person who was born and raised in Bergen County New Jersey, I have experience working with local businesses in commercial buildings throughout North New Jersey and Central Jersey.