Hey there Atlanta!
We’ve had a pretty active storm season this year resulting in a lot of damage to homes and businesses. Property owners are becoming more and more aware of the necessity of having their roofs checked after a hail event. However, hail damage is not limited to the roof. ANYTHING left exposed to hail and wind blown debris can be damaged.
Take stucco for instance. Hail can damage both hard coat and synthetic stucco (EIFs = Exterior Insulation Finishing System) pretty easily. This season we’re noticing an alarming trend. Insurance adjusters are overlooking a majority of the stucco damage to homes affected by the hail storms. This is no doubt due to the sheer volume of claims they must handle and the pressure they’re under to get the claims resolved as fast as possible.
Unfortunately, if left ignored such damage can allow moisture into the stucco and even the home itself. Mold, rot and other problems can then occur. It is critical this damage be addressed as soon as possible.
Of course storm damage isn’t the only reason to have your stucco repaired. Stucco can crack, buckle and blister simply from exposure to the elements over long periods of time. The old adage “out of sight, out of mind” is definitely true here. Too many Atlanta area homeowners put off minor age related (and relatively inexpensive) stucco repairs until they’ve grown into something much more severe. Don’t let this happen to you!
Be sure to have annual inspections of your home’s exterior performed. If you sustained hail damage to your home and have stucco present, be sure to have it inspected by a professional.
If you need a stucco repair, or simply have questions call us today and…
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