Why Re-Stucco your home when you can Repair your existing Stucco!
Homes in New Mexico and Albuquerque are stucco more often than not. We can repair your stucco home and make it look like new. Repairing stucco is tricky because of its layered construction. Minor cracks may be repaired at the surface with acrylic fillers, but most repairs involve getting down to the studs to make sure that the repaired stucco is waterproof. But really, the hardest part of stucco patching is color and texture matching. Stucco is prone to cracking with temperature-related expansion and contraction. We will assess all damaged areas to determine how best to repair your stucco surface. To hide these cracks without compromising stucco’s breathable texture, we use elastomeric coatings for stucco exterior projects.
Elastomeric coatings are very thick, “rubbery” materials meant to provide a waterproof coating to the stucco. This will not only provide superior adhesion and an impervious surface, it is heavy-bodied and elastic enough to fill hairline cracks and small pinholes in the stucco. Elastomeric Coating can last anywhere from 5-10 years.
Here are a few tips:
- Clean and scrape the surface.
- Treat all airline cracks.
- Coat with Elastomeric.
- Patch any stucco that is failing.
The texture of stucco surfaces, must be “back-rolled” when applied because of the texture of stucco surfaces.
Repairing your existing stucco is not always the best option for your home, but it can be. Re-Stucco might be the best choice if you have lots of damage to your stucco. Give us a call and we can come out and take a look at it for you for free. If we feel repairing your stucco is not the best option for you we will tell you and recommend re-stucco.