Caulking Stucco around Windows

Stucco gaps around your windows can help fill cracks and create the appearance of a smooth stucco surface, but it does not identify the root cause of the problem. If a poorly blended coat, unwanted installed control joint, or other deep problem is the main cause of cracking, the stack will hide the damage without fixing itself. You get clean, smooth results when you “run a wreath” of shaking around the windows of your house. Read more…

Worried about stucco peeling off?

Question: ”Our house has natural piles, but has been painted over and over again and is now peeling off very badly. Our dilemma is whether the pages should be repainted, new siding added, or perhaps stacked again, so we have several questions. If we repaint, what kind of prep work and paint is needed for the stucco? In general, how many more days to draw in this kind of climate? If we can go with vinyl siding first, then first, is it Read more…

How do you maintain EIFS ?

The advantages of EIFS are more than energy efficiency and design flexibility. It is also easy to maintain. EIFS rarely requires painting. Most are made exclusively with 100-percent-acrylic binders that help prevent fading, chalking, and yellowing. As a result, most buildings tend to maintain their original look over time. Early EIFS walls were installed in the late 1960s and most are still in service today. EIFS also resists dirt, germs, and mold, which keeps the Read more…