It’s common to see homes in Florida that are built with stucco. It’s an affordable building material that lasts a long time and gives your home a strong, concrete look. While it’s effective at keeping out moisture, it can be problematic should there be any type of compromise in its structure or strength. At UCI Paints, we’re well aware of the limitations of stucco as well as the necessity of enhancing its quality with a stucco sealer coat. Keep reading for five reasons why your Florida home needs a sealer coat.
Stucco is a water-resistant building material by nature, but it doesn’t take a whole lot of damage for it to be susceptible to severe water damage. Water can easily penetrate any imperfection in the stucco then lead to severe damage to the structure of your home as the intensely humid air makes it difficult for the framing to dry. A sealer coat creates a waterproof barrier for your stucco so that it’s protected from moisture finding its way into any cracks, chips, or other imperfections.
Of all building materials, stucco is among the longest lasting and most durable. Although, it’s important to keep in mind that it’s not infallible. Your stucco can be chipped or cracked and put your home at risk. A stucco sealer coat makes your stucco more durable as it protects and seals not only from moisture but from general damage. Your home will be protected from the high risk of moisture damage with the help of our strong seal.
Should moisture still manage to penetrate your stucco even with our seal, it won’t be trapped. Stucco sealer still allows the stucco to breathe so the moisture is able to escape even after it’s built up inside. This is important as the inside of your stucco will need that moisture to evaporate to prevent severe damage.
One of the biggest benefits of acrylic paint is flexibility. Your home is going to settle with slight shifts over the years. Flexible paint is a great choice for painting your home because it’s able to flex and move with the walls of your house without cracking or breaking and exposing any imperfections with the stucco. This flexibility also makes for much stronger and more durable paint so you don’t have to repaint your home within a few years.
Humid climates like South Florida put homes at an increased risk of mold, mildew, and moss build-up. They will accumulate in any area within the walls of your home and take hold of the framing as it’s an organic material. This will weaken the structure of your home and put you at risk of further damage. They can also exacerbate asthma, allergies, and other conditions. With the help of synthetic paint, your home will be protected against these damaging and harmful organisms.
Schedule an appointment
Reach out to our team at UCI Paints to schedule an appointment with a member of our team to learn more about how your team can benefit from a stucco sealer coat. Our paints are specifically formulated to protect your home in Florida’s humid climate so our sealer coat will do the same. Give us a call at 954-581-6060 or send a message using our online contact form. We’ll get back to you and start the conversation about how our high-quality paint can help your home.