Older homes often have exterior stucco damage that needs to be repaired. Fortunately, the professionals from Residential Inspector of America can identify these issues. In some cases, the damage is obvious, but in other cases, it’s hidden from view. Repairing the stucco damage as soon as possible is important in order to maintain the appearance and structural integrity of the home. So here are the most common types of stucco damage we find in older homes.
Staining & Discoloration
The most common type of stucco damage we find in older homes is staining and discoloration. This can be caused by a variety of factors, such as weather exposure, moisture, and age. It’s important to address this type of damage as soon as possible, as it can lead to further damage and decreased property value.
Stucco cracks are another common type of damage we find in older homes. They can be caused by a variety of factors, such as weather exposure, moisture, and age. Cracks can also occur because of foundational shifts and the house settling. If the home you’re looking to buy is more than 10 years old, it’s likely the stucco has some cracks that will need to be fixed.
Moisture & Water Damage
Moisture and water damage are two of the most common problems that can occur with stucco. This type of damage can be caused by a variety of factors, such as poor drainage, improper installation, and clogged gutters. If not addressed, the moisture can cause the stucco to crack and peel and eventually lead to more severe structural damage.
Dry or Missing Caulking
Finally, dry or missing caulking around windows and door frames is another common issue we find with older stucco homes. This damage is a result of a variety of factors, such as weather exposure, age, and poor installation. If not addressed, it can lead to water damage, which can cause the stucco to crack and peel. It’s important to address this type of damage as soon as possible.
Inspections for Any Home, No Matter the Age
No matter how old the home you’re looking to buy, Residential Inspector of America inspects them all. This even includes new construction. So, regardless of age, you can rest easy knowing your home in Atlanta, GA, is in good hands. Get an instant quote from us today by calling (770) 476-4963.