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DampHomeowner

10:37PM | 03/25/04
Member Since: 03/25/04
2 lifetime posts
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Scenario: new home, leaking windows, 8 years fighting with builder, class action lawsuit, verdict windows good, verdict installation bad, won $, repair confusion. Now is the time for me to repair. The lawyer's engineers solution is a type A window repair - cut out 12" stucco around entire window - reflash - restucco. I have seen most of the houses around me have to do this 2-3 times as the repairs don't always take.

My question: would cleaning around the windows leaving a gap between stucco and window frame, filling this gap with caulking, and then painting the entire house in an elastomeric water repelling paint (including caulking) be a possibly better solution as long as the integrity of the window is intact? Thank you in advance!

homebild

12:38PM | 03/27/04
Member Since: 01/28/03
693 lifetime posts
[b]"My question: would cleaning around the windows leaving a gap between stucco and window frame, filling this gap with caulking, and then painting the entire house in an elastomeric water repelling paint (including caulking) be a possibly better solution as long as the integrity of the window is intact?"[/b]

Not in my opinion.

You windows are obviously not 'intact' if they leak because of improper flashing.

The best solution would be to remove the stucco and window, properly flash (which will last the life of the house), then re-stucco, caulk, etc...

Painting stucco only creates other long term problems.

DampHomeowner

07:46PM | 03/27/04
Member Since: 03/25/04
2 lifetime posts
Thank you.

what are the other long term problems created by painting stucco with a elastomeric waterproffing paint?

homebild

06:48PM | 03/28/04
Member Since: 01/28/03
693 lifetime posts
By painting stucco or any othe type of masonry, you create long term and regular re-painting regimines.

Paint does not adhere well to masonry including stucco.

Flaking, scraping, and repainting will be your regular routine.

Exterior coatings are not 100% waterproof.

retisin

06:58PM | 03/28/04
Member Since: 05/19/03
457 lifetime posts
None,we paint about 10 stucco homes a year,and not 1 call back in about 7 years with any problems of paint sticking or the so called mold or fungus that is supposed to become from moisture of painting stucco.

As long as you clean it well before painting it and letting it dry out for a few days before you paint.You will be ok,I dont care how many other people or sites say not to I just know from my own,from doing them that if it was problem I surely would know from years of doing it.

Fighter

09:55PM | 04/06/04
Member Since: 09/01/03
8 lifetime posts
The best solution is to fix the problem, not a band-aid. But if it is too inconvenient or expensive to fix, try the paint and caulking around just one window and then water test to see if it works. What brand windows are they?
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