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  • 13
  • Oct2021

The Reason for Stucco Problems in Southeast Pennsylvania

The Reason for Stucco Problems in Southeast Pennsylvania

Stucco, once the hero of home exterior materials for luxury properties, has become the villain due to its problematic moisture intrusion and the destruction it causes, often requiring remediation. Trapped water is the enemy of stucco, and unfortunately, many southeast Pennsylvania homes are uncovering a long-standing problem they didn’t even know existed: stucco failure due […]

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  • 29
  • Sep2021

Which Siding Stands Up to Pennsylvania Winters?

Which Siding Stands Up to Pennsylvania Winters?

Pennsylvania winters can be brutal. Winter weather advisories due to heavy snowfall are not uncommon. Several inches of snow can pile up, and relentless cold weather events can bombard the region for several weeks at a time. Snow and sleet create even more treacherous conditions, leaving highways restricted to slow-moving traffic.  Snow emergencies can be […]

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  • 15
  • Sep2021

Should I Fix My Stucco Before Putting My Home on the Market?

Should I Fix My Stucco Before Putting My Home on the Market?

It’s a seller’s market out there, so many homeowners are sprucing up their home and selling to take advantage of the opportunity. Whether you are selling your home soon or not, if your stucco is failing, it should be addressed. The longer you wait to remediate or replace faulty stucco, the bigger the problem becomes.  […]

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  • 18
  • Aug2021

How to Decide if Your Stucco Should Be Repaired or Replaced

How to Decide if Your Stucco Should Be Repaired or Replaced

When stucco siding fails, if you don’t address it, you could compromise your biggest investment—your home.  Stucco is prone to developing cracks and holes in it that allow water to permeate and damage it. Small holes can turn into bigger ones, along with more moisture exposure and damage such as wood rot, and unhealthy mold […]

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  • 13
  • Jul2021

What Type of Maintenance Does James Hardie Siding Need?

What Type of Maintenance Does James Hardie Siding Need?

Struggling to find a solution to your worn-out home siding? Tired of the tedious upkeep cracked stucco or moisture infiltrated wood siding requires? Ready to end the frustration of failing siding?  Siding replacement with durable fiber cement can end your battles with high maintenance and low-performance products. Fiber cement is made of cement, sand, and […]

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  • 24
  • Jun2021

Comparing the Cost of Siding Options For Your Home

Comparing the Cost of Siding Options For Your Home

Did you realize that more goes into the cost of a siding installation than the upfront material expense? It’s important to look at siding from all angles when assessing what’s right for your home in the long run. Three considerations will affect overall siding cost: the initial installation, the lifespan, and the replacement. During these […]

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  • 14
  • Jun2021

What Happens During the Stucco Remediation Process?

What Happens During the Stucco Remediation Process?

Chances are, your warm, inviting stucco home looks lovely on the outside. However, you may not realize that there’s a pesky problem festering beneath your stucco siding—moisture damage. Unfortunately, hidden stucco damage can put the value of your home at risk. Signs that your home may be suffering beneath your stucco exterior include stains, cracks, […]

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  • 25
  • May2021

The Cost and Value of Hardie Siding for a Full Siding Replacement

The Cost and Value of Hardie Siding for a Full Siding Replacement

If you’ve begun the process of looking for a replacement siding for your home, then the numbers are likely already starting to crunch in your head. How much is a siding replacement going to cost you? Is it worth the money you’ll be putting into it? If you ever decide to sell, will you see […]

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  • 13
  • May2021

How to Determine the Level of Moisture Damage Behind Stucco

How to Determine the Level of Moisture Damage Behind Stucco

Stucco is a beautiful and popular siding option. Many homeowners love the simple yet elevated way it makes a home look. And while it shares its own set of benefits, it can have a major downfall in the form of moisture damage, especially for homeowners who live in the Chester County region. But the good […]

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  • 13
  • Apr2021

Is James Hardie Siding Moisture Resistant?

Is James Hardie Siding Moisture Resistant?

Water can seep into your stucco siding and result in rot, mold and mildew. The longer it goes undetected, the greater the need for repairs or siding replacement. Stucco fails most home exteriors due to excessive moisture from snow, rain, or ice in your area, or due to its poor installation. Many homeowners don’t even […]

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