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What do You do When Your Stucco Siding is Trapping Moisture?

May 31, 2023

What do You do When Your Stucco Siding is Trapping Moisture?

In the New Jersey and Pennsylvania area, a lot of stucco home are facing a common problem. The stucco is trapping moisture, giving it no way to escape. This can lead to a lot of costly problems for you down the line, so it needs to be addressed quickly. As the moisture eats away at the wood structure, it will just turn to mush, compromising the structural integrity of your home.

Stucco is designed for hot, dry climates and that’s where part of the problem stems from. In colder, humid, rainy climates, your stucco is facing more and more moisture. Coupled with poor installation, your home’s siding is set up for failure.

So what’s the next step? That rotted wood needs to be replaced. Not only will it continue eating away at the wood structure of your home, it will lead to mold growth, which is hazardous to your health.

It’s strongly recommended that you replace your siding as well. We get a lot of projects where we replace failing stucco with fiber cement, more specifically, Hardie Products. Fiber cement can be made to mimic several styles, including stucco, so you don’t necessarily need to sacrifice the look of your home, you’ll just be upgrading to a material that won’t trap moisture.

If your stucco siding is trapping moisture and you want to explore your options or get a totally free estimate on new rot-resistant siding, give us a call today.

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