The beautiful finish of stucco homes is undeniable. This durable cement-like material has been used as a home siding solution for centuries and can last for more than 50 years when properly maintained. The team at Garden State Brickface and Siding knows that maintaining your home with periodic painting and repair can help keep your stucco in good shape and make it stand out.
Benefits of Stucco Painting and Repair
It Seals Out Moisture
When left unpainted, stucco absorbs moisture. That’s why painting it periodically is important, especially in climates that get a significant amount of rain and snow. When stucco is painted, the paint seals the surface so moisture can’t penetrate it. This gives your home a consistent color and protects it against the elements. Fixing any cracks or other issues also keeps moisture from seeping in, which can damage your interior walls as well.
It Covers Stains
Water that runs down from your roof, gutters, and windows can create streaks and rust stains on the stucco that detract from the beauty of your home. With proper preparation and painting, these stains can be removed or covered and won’t reappear for years.
It Fixes Hairline Cracks and Holes
Using high-quality paint designed for stucco helps seal hairline cracks and prevent further damage to your home’s surface. Painting and repair professionals use special techniques and caulking and masonry materials to fill cracks and repair missing chunks of stucco. Once the job is finished, these flaws will blend in, and you won’t even be able to tell they existed in the first place.
It Helps to Block UV Rays
Ultraviolet rays can take a toll on any exterior surface and cause cracks and other damage. Depending on the paint color you choose for your stucco, it can deflect damaging UV rays and even help to keep your home cooler.
It Adds Curb Appeal
Maintaining your home with stucco painting and repair can keep it looking great and protect it for many years. When it comes to selecting paint colors, there are countless hues to choose from to reflect your personal style.
Regardless of whether you plan to sell your house, good curb appeal makes it more enjoyable to spend time both outside and inside your home. Visitors, neighbors, and potential homebuyers will appreciate the clean, classic look painted stucco provides. And then down the line, having well-maintained stucco can also add value to your home when it comes time to sell.
Why You Should Hire a Professional to Paint and Repair Stucco
Painting stucco doesn’t really work as a DIY project since it requires equipment, materials, and skills that a layperson typically doesn’t possess. If you want a stucco painting project done right and to make your home look amazing, it’s best to leave it to home improvement professionals who have experience working with it.
Professional contractors will also work their magic to properly repair cracked or damaged stucco and get rid of discoloration, chips, and other imperfections. Some of these unsightly problems not only mar your home’s curb appeal, but they can also have an impact on your home’s structural integrity. To keep the exterior of your home in optimal condition, stucco should be painted every five to 10 years.
Contact Us to Learn More About Stucco Painting and Repair
At Garden State Brickface and Siding, we offer durable and attractive stucco painting and repair that can transform the exterior of your home or business. To learn more about what our stucco contractors can do for you, contact us online or call us at 908-241-5900 today to request more information and to schedule your free estimate. We provide exceptional home improvement service to customers throughout Central and Northern New Jersey and offer financing options to fit your needs and budget.