Rebuild and improve the wall design – then install stone and James Hardie or stone and stucco. Sunset Construction Group conducts both Retrofit Repair and Complete Tear-Off and Redo strategies; therefore, we are not biased to one method over the other. We have seen our competition steer a home owner into a strategy that fits the contractor more than what the house actually required, resulting in a poor investment decision. Because we offer both strategies, we let the inspection report and wishes of the homeowner dictate which repair strategy is right for the property.
Secondly, the notion that removing stucco and replacing it with fiber cement siding will solve the problem is a false assumption. If all things are equal, moisture intrusion can occur behind fiber cement board, brick, stone and cedar siding homes just as it does behind stucco.
For that reason, Sunset Construction Group strongly recommends you interview a repair contractor with experience in the moisture intrusion field before installing James Hardie, stucco or other siding materials. Even with current codes, there are improvements that can be made to common installation methods to help ensure your home doesn’t have issues 5-15 years down the road.
Contact Sunset Construction Group for a free 45 minute consultation and free estimate to install James Hardie.