A Beautiful, Structurally Sound Home Exterior Renovation
Location: Farmington Hills
Renovations: James Hardie Siding, Gutters, Paint, Porch Posts
Stucco Siding Challenges
Our clients in Farmington Hills loved the look and feel of their stucco home, but the stucco and the wood trim were failing due to rot. Going into the project, our exterior professionals had no idea the extent of the damage underneath their deteriorating stucco. We were very concerned about the integrity of the gutters, which had been nailed into the stucco and needed to be removed to repair the failing fascia.
A Secure, Dry, Eye-Catching Solution
Since the homeowner wanted to stay true to the stucco look of their home, we decided the best course of action was to replace the failing siding with James Hardie siding after repairing the damage underneath. James Hardie is the only siding manufacturer that produces materials that mimic the look of stucco siding that can be warranted for installation.
We worked closely with the client. Joe came up with an estimate and solution that matched their budget rather than offering a one-size-fits-all solution.
We decided to remove the stucco siding, assess and repair the underlying damage, install new gutters and Gutter RX for leaf protection, and incorporate new porch posts to match the texture of the stucco-inspired James Hardie siding. We finished everything off with fresh paint to match the existing colors.
The Result: A Moisture-Tight, Fully-Repaired Home Exterior
- Repair of underlying structural issues
- Installation of James Hardie siding and porch posts
- New gutters for better water drainage away from the home
Although we do our best to predict how much work is required, it is almost impossible to determine if there is or is not wood rot or damage until the existing materials are removed. After we removed the failing stucco from our client’s home, Jerry led the repair process. We took thorough pictures and offered detailed explanations of what repairs were needed, like how many additional hours and materials were needed for a full repair.
The finished product was a secure, dry home with stucco-like siding that is more durable against the elements. This provided the owner with peace of mind regarding the structural integrity of their home.