Stucco is best known for its simple look, which is an iconic element of many architectural styles. Two of its unheralded qualities, though, are durability and low maintenance. It hardly needs care and attention throughout its long, useful life.
Still, it can’t hold its own against the elements 365 days a year without your help. To make it last for as long as possible, Enchantment Roofing and Construction recommends these tips:
Ensure Proper Drainage
Much like other building materials, stucco doesn’t mix with water. It won’t deteriorate easily with moisture provided that water isn’t left standing for extended periods. If your gutters clog, your stucco may be one of the first casualties of water damage. In addition to regular cleaning, tackle gutters guard installation to reduce the chances of debris build-up significantly.
Invest in a Roof Coating
Constant exposure to harsh UV rays will eventually take its toll on stucco. Although there’s no escaping the sun, its undesirable light can be blocked. Applying an innovative roof coating can raise your stucco’s defense against UV radiation. It does cost money, but it’s only a small price to pay to prevent premature deterioration.
Schedule Inspections Proactively
The only way to set up timely stucco repair projects is to observe preventive maintenance. It’s important to deal with issues immediately the moment you learn about them, but catching and fixing red flags as early as possible is better.
The frequency of routine stucco system inspection varies from situation to situation. An experienced professional can create a sound maintenance plan based on the material and building design among many different factors.
When seeking professional exterior home remodeling services, put a premium on experience. Training sessions don’t teach everything; seasoned stucco specialists have a wealth of real-world knowledge of the material many inexperienced professionals don’t share. If you work with a third-generation company with over two decades of industry excellence, like Enchantment Roofing and Construction, you can expect flawless work.
Let us help maximize your stucco system’s life span. Call us at (505) 780-4616 today to discuss your maintenance needs and get a free estimate in Taos, Santa Fe, or any neighboring NM community.
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