Stucco has a tendency to get mold behind it. For people who live in humid areas, like Southeastern PA, it isn’t really a matter of whether their stucco will get mold behind it, it’s a matter of when. Fortunately, it is possible to salvage homes with moldy stucco, especially if you tackle the problem early on.
We usually recommend our clients to replace their stucco with James Hardie fiber cement siding, which has many benefits over other claddings. This client, located in West Chester, opted for James Hardie siding in the color Arctic White. While we were at their house, we also installed a new roof, a new entry door, a new patio side door, and put in new windows, gutters, downspouts, and gutter guard.