Stucco Discoloration: Why You Should Never Ignore It

Homeowners have a lot they have to worry about and it can be difficult to keep things in order or get everything done at once. This is why it can be easy for some homeowners to ignore stucco discoloration when it appears on the exterior of their home. They see it as a minor issue that they can get to at some point in the future. However, stucco discoloration is something that should never be ignored and here’s why.

Stucco Discoloration Can Lead to Big Problems

Some cases of stucco discoloration could be caused by rainfall allowing contaminants to flow down your home’s exterior. Dirt or debris from your gutters may be the culprit. However, stucco discoloration could also be evidence of a much more serious problem. When moisture gets trapped underneath the stucco surface, mold can begin to grow. When this happens, stucco discoloration will follow.

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If mold is the reason for your home’s stucco discoloration, it can lead to a few other problems if it is ignored. Discoloration can turn into cracks and holes in your stucco walls. Mold can even lead to severe structural damage for your home which could end up costing you a fortune to repair. This is why you should hire a professional to inspect your home as soon as stucco discoloration is spotted.

Bad for Curb Appeal

No matter what the cause of your stucco discoloration is, it is imperative that you have it removed or repaired. Not only will it cause concerns for your home’s structure, but it will also have a negative impact on your home’s curb appeal. Having unsightly stains on your home’s exterior is never good for its value. Even if the stucco discoloration on your home isn’t caused by mold or any other serious problem, it should still never be ignored. If you do, it can bring down the value of your home making it harder to sell for the price you want when the time comes.

Don’t Just Paint Over It

Whether you have a serious stucco problem or just a few harmless stains, you should never just paint over stucco discoloration. If there is a serious underlying problem, painting over it will just cover it up and allow the problem to get even worse over time. If it is just harmless exterior stains, you should still hire a professional stucco contractor to take care of the problem for you. You cannot simply paint over a stain on your stucco wall.  

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Stucco professionals will start by removing the contaminants on your walls with high-quality stain removal products. Then a low-pressure washer is used to wash away those contaminants. High-pressure washers should never be used on stucco walls since they can cause additional damage. A water-resistant sealer is added to your stucco wall before it is repainted. Letting a professional remove the stains on your stucco walls will prevent future problems. Doing it yourself can lead to even more problems if it is not done correctly.

Repair and Prevent Stucco Discoloration

If you’ve noticed stucco discoloration on your home, it may be time to call a professional to take care of it. At Royal State Construction, we are experts in stucco installation and remediation. We can identify any issues with your stucco wall, repair it and have it looking like new in no time. Our crew is highly trained and experienced, ensuring that your home is in great hands. Don’t let stucco discoloration add any unnecessary stress to your life in the future, call us today to have your home inspected!

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