This photo was taken after we removed stucco that had been improperly installed on a home. When stucco is improperly installed on a home, moisture can result, which leads to rot. But how does moisture occur? When stucco is poorly installed, water drips behind the roof flashing which causes rot. Flashing is when metal is used to keep water from leaking into a structure. At John Temmel Siding Guy, we have found major rotting behind the structure of many homes as a result of another contractor’s improper stucco installation and flashing. For this particular home, hard coat stucco was installed very poorly, which has resulted in rot and termite damage.