The Problem with Stucco Siding
Moisture penetration causes mold, wood rot, and further damage to your home. Stucco homes in particular can be negatively impacted due to moisture damage. Kansas City homeowners have found moisture destruction in their stucco siding that is less than ten years old. The cause is often that synthetic stucco was used rather than classic cement stucco.
When synthetic stucco is installed, its foam insulation board can act as a sponge for moisture if it isn’t sealed properly, and it will trap moisture inside your home. If water remains trapped over time, it can rot your home’s structure. It’s tough to spot this problem in its early stages, and it can’t be seen from your home exterior. Synthetic stucco is spread in a thin coat, and more susceptible to cracking than traditional stucco.
Traditional stucco can also present moisture penetration problems, causing damage. It tends to crack and allow water to seep inside, especially around windows that aren’t flashed properly.
Moisture problems show up when houses with stucco siding are built too quickly. Often, workers aren’t aware of the complexities of stucco application. Proper application is vital to keep moisture out of your home. Since insurance companies don’t cover water damage unless it’s caused by a flood, disaster, or burst pipe, homeowners in need of stucco repairs or replacement will need to invest money into their remedy. A proper installation of a durable siding replacement from a reputable contractor is the best fix for this problem.
How to Spot Problems with Stucco Siding
Typically, it pays to have your stucco siding inspected to assess damage. If you see these signs, the sooner you address them, the better.
- Cracks in your stucco
- Stains around the corners of your home’s windows
- Dark spots where your roof and wall meet
- Mold and mildew
- Watermarks or stains on your stucco siding
When water damage and mold result from improper stucco application, it’s time for a siding material change. The most popular siding replacement materials are fiber cement and vinyl. Vinyl may be cost effective, but it is also thin, dents easily, and doesn’t last as long as fiber cement.
Benefits of Hardie Board Siding Installation
Rather than repairing stucco siding, consider residing with James Hardie fiber cement siding. HardiePanel® Vertical Siding Stucco can give your home the look of stucco without the high maintenance and repairs stucco requires.
This gorgeous siding gives you the warm, inviting look of stucco, yet with the strength and durability of Hardie Board siding. It comes in a variety of baked on ColorPlus® colors to choose from in the James Hardie Statement Collection or the Dream Collection. It’s also available primed and ready to paint any color. Here are some additional benefits of James Hardie siding:
Enjoy siding engineered for climate
The James Hardie company created the HardieZone System to ensure your new siding will stand up to the specific weather conditions in your region of the country. The effects of weather on the long-term performance of siding were studied, and the HardieZone System resulted. HZ5 siding stands up to freezing temperatures, ice, and snow. It’s perfect for the Kansas City area, and ensures your siding will outlast the elements it’s exposed to 24/7. HZ10 products are designed to protect homes from extreme heat, humidity, UV exposure, and more.
Customize with the perfect siding style for your home:
- HardiePanel Vertical Siding—Get the look that mimics stucco, yet doesn’t need frequent repairs or high maintenance.
- HardiePlank Lap Siding—Enjoy traditional horizontal siding that gives your home a timeless look.
- HardieShingle Siding—Enjoy the warm look of cedar without its high maintenance.
- HardieTrim®—Accent your front door and windows with attractive trim.
- HardieSoffit®—Fortify the space between your eaves and exterior walls.
Rest at ease knowing your siding is third-party tested
HardiePlank lap siding received the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval from the Good Housekeeping Institute. They used state-of-the-art equipment and rigorously tested it for color retention, moisture resistance, weather resistance, fire resistance, and more. Get peace of mind knowing your new siding will stand up to weather elements and perform well for years to come.
Gain confidence with an outstanding warranty
The James Hardie company is so confident their siding will perform well for decades, they offer a 30-year, non-prorated, transferable warranty on their siding products. The warranty is protected when you have James Hardie siding installed by a James Hardie preferred contractor.
Enjoy lasting results
When you have James Hardie fiber cement siding installed, you’ll enjoy its beauty for years to come. Since it typically lasts for up to 50 years, you will save time and money because you won’t have to replace your siding again for decades. The high performance and durable nature of this outstanding siding product will give you peace of mind that your home is well protected.
Get Low Maintenance Hardie Board Siding Replacement
Whether you choose HardiePlank Lap siding or HardiePanel Vertical siding, you can enjoy low maintenance. Simply wash your fiber cement siding twice a year with a garden hose and medium bristle nylon brush. Periodically check your siding’s caulking to see if it needs to be replaced, and inspect your siding visually to verify it’s in good working order so you are assured it will perform well for years to come.
Get Durable Siding Installation with Stateline Exteriors
We understand the frustrations that come when your home exterior is deteriorating. That’s why at Stateline Exterior, we take time to give you a personalized experience. We educate you on siding material options, then guide you in selecting the style and color that will complement your home.
We’ve helped hundreds of homeowners transform their home exterior into one they feel proud of again. We’re a local company, and we’ll be available after your project is complete.
Get a durable siding replacement that reflects your style and improves your home value. Take a moment to contact us and get a free quote.