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rob5oz 06-01-2009 08:41 AM

how to repair fake stucco siding
 
Our home has that i call it fake stucco siding. not sure what you really call it. anyway we have two areas that it hasrotted away. do the manufactures even make this stuff anymore, can i find it what do you recommend to fix this ugly site.

handyguys 06-02-2009 06:02 AM

You should read up on it - one place to start
Synthetic Stucco - EIFS
make sure you read all the linked pages. There are lawsuits surrounding this stuff. You could have much bigger problems beyond aesthetics.

If you have cracks you can and should caulk them. I think you can also paint over the repair. Before doing anything I would contact an expert and have a complete inspection done, including moisture tests around every door and window. It may also be wise to do a destructive inspection on the interior opposite of where you have obvious damage outside. In other words, remove some drywall inside and inspect the insulation and framing of the wall.

handyguys 06-02-2009 07:03 AM

Here is another interesting article
ConsumerReports.org - Shoddy home construction, synthetic stucco 1/04


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