You may be experiencing a TexCote nightmare if your house appears to be “falling apart” in front of your eyes. If you have recently applied TexCote to your home and noticed giant bubbles underneath the outer layer of your textured home or pieces of texture falling off your wall, you applied it incorrectly. An improper application of this exterior coating will render it useless. But is it too late to fix it? Is it possible to repair a TexCote job? Keep on reading to find out!
TexCote is a textured exterior coating applied to the walls of homes. It serves as a waterproofing solution that’ll protect your home from water entry. It also reflects UV rays away from your home, keeping your house cooler on hotter days. Unfortunately, peeling, bubbling, flaking, and chipping will take place if not applied correctly. That is why it is vital that you choose an experienced certified applicator for the job. But what if it’s too late? Can it be repaired?
Is it Possible to Repair a TexCote Job?
It depends on the level of deterioration. It is important to jump on the problem immediately because if something starts peeling, water can begin to seep in and accumulate behind the walls. The water will start to push out in different directions, causing the TexCote to start chipping and peeling. It might get to a point where it is not possible for the house to be repaired and still look nice. In those cases, the expert team at California Energy Contractors would recommend redoing the entire house.
The worst thing you can do is not take immediate action and allow the damage to get really bad. It is not easy to take TexCote off in the areas where it was applied properly. In fact, the warranty says that the homeowner needs to let the contractor know if something is wrong as soon as possible. TexCote is supposed to last at least 15-20 years, and the manufacturer guarantees it to last for the lifetime of the product when it is put in by the certified applicators. So if you notice a minor issue with your TexCote, it is vital that you let your contractor know as soon as possible!
How to Repair TexCote Problems
If the TexCote problem isn’t too bad, it may be possible for it to be repaired. For example, if the failing TexCote happened with only a few parts of the home, it can be repaired with patching. This process consists of water blasting and scraping the affected areas to completely remove the failing TexCote. It would then be followed by a thin coat of cement substrate. Finally, it would be replaced with a new layer of TexCote. The only downside of repairing TexCote is that it’s not always guaranteed to look nice. Sometimes the patches may be visible. That’s why sometimes it is best to redo the entire thing.
California Energy Contractors Can Help!
There’s no greater nightmare than investing in a home improvement for it to be applied incorrectly. While there are chances that it can be repaired, it’s always best to apply it correctly in the first place. The best way you can ensure that your TexCote exterior coating is applied correctly is by working with an experienced home improvement company. At California Energy Contractors, we have over 23 years of experience and have the knowledgeable, highly trained team to do the job right the first time. Whether your home needs TexCote repair or you would like an accomplished team to apply it, give us a call at (866) 963-0316, or click here for a free estimate!