Thursday, August 22, 2013

How to Repair Missing Stucco around a Bedroom Window - Part 3 of 5 - Installing Stucco Wire

Fig.1 Corner stucco wire
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Exterior caulking
Metal wire strand
Roofing nails
Stucco wire
Galvanized roofing nails 

Tom J. lives in Wrightwood, California where the weather can be quite severe. He called my repair service to investigate why his bedroom window was always drafty. This job was done with my good friend, Carl, who helped me do this project.

This post shows the four steps to prepare the window for stucco application.

Step 1: Fig.1 shows how the stucco wire in inter meshed together to create the backbone structure of the stucco wall.
Step 2: Fig.2 shows the bottom row of the attic vent. The stucco wire was nailed with galvanized roofing nails to secure it in place.
Fig.2 First row 
of stucco wire
Step 3: Fig.3 shows another row of stucco wire being wired in place where the attic vent was located. This area has been caulked and the sides of the stucco are sealed from the weather.
Fig.3 Another row 
of stucco wire
Step 4: The stucco wire was threaded all the way to the top of the vent and tied with metal wire strands to keep it in place. Each stucco wire was nailed into the existing wood studs. The next job will be to install the stucco onto the stucco wire and build the wall back up again.

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