When the stucco on your home or business becomes damaged, it not only looks bad but it can also create a slew of other issues. From lower energy efficiency to rain damage and leaking, damaged stucco can be quite problematic. When people look into having their stucco fixed, they are faced with the choice of repair or remediation. So, what’s the difference between these two? More importantly, which is the best option for your particular situation?
Stucco repair refers to having a stucco professional finding where the stucco is damaged, fixing the damage and replacing the broken stucco with new stucco. This is more of a ‘quick fix’ than stucco remediation. The damage is repaired in one section of the siding, but the cause of the damage is left untreated. Repair may be sufficient for minor stucco damage but it is important to make sure there isn’t an underlying problem causing the damage. Otherwise, there will very likely be another repair needed on the horizon.
Remediation is the more comprehensive solution to stucco damage. Remediation refers to identifying the cause of the issue, correcting it, and replacing the damaged stucco. This often requires the replacement of the entire building’s stucco system. The remediator will work on the underlying defects in the stucco system and installing a new one properly. While this is typically the more costly solution up front – it reduces the chance of having to make more repairs down the line.
Before you make the choice of remediation or repair, you will need to inspect and identify that there is a problem in the first place. If you notice that your stucco is cracking, bulging, or rotting – you likely need to do something about it. Leaking through the walls that isn’t caused by plumbing issues are also a sign of stucco damage. These are only the most obvious signs of stucco damage, a professional can give a proper inspection and come up with the best plan of attack.
The cost difference between stucco repair and remediation is the difference between a quick fix and a long-term investment. If you simply repair one section of your home’s exterior, you will save money in the short term but probably not in the long term. Several repairs over time will undoubtedly end up costing more than one thorough, professional remediation. Having properly installed stucco siding can also improve the resale value of a home.
The Importance of a Good Contractor
While stucco repair can be a relatively simple process that most contractors can take care of, stucco remediation is more complicated. Stucco siding is installed as a system that functions as a whole. If installed incorrectly, the entire system could fail to function properly. This is why it’s so important to hire an experienced and qualified stucco contractor. Since there is a science to remediation, you don’t want to hire a general contractor that doesn’t specialize in stucco.
Fixing Stucco Damage
If you are having issues with your home’s stucco or are considering using stucco in the future, it is imperative that you hire reputable and skilled professionals to do the job. Royal State Construction is your go-to center for stucco remediation. Royalty State Construction specializes in stucco and stone installation on exterior and interior elevations in New Jersey.
We’ve been professionally installing and repairing stucco for years. Our company has been given top ratings through Home Advisor and the Better Business Bureau. In addition to our stucco services, we also specialize in stone installation and repair. If you’re looking for examples of what we do, view our stunning transformation gallery. Contact Royalty State Construction today for high-quality service, a better home, and better living.