Winter is hard on everyone, but it’s particularly hard on buildings. Cold weather can cause issues that get overlooked in the summer months to come to the fore, and if left untreated some of these issues can cause tremendous maintenance headaches.

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Hail is one of the greatest dangers to any structure in the Great Plains. The hailstorms that can crop up during the winter can damage any exterior surface, but stucco and EIFS are in particular danger.

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Winter weather in the Great Plains is hard to predict. As anyone who’s lived in the region for long knows, you can leave the house in the morning in a T-shirt and have to thaw the car out to get home. Freezing precipitation and wild temperature swings make winter a dicey prospect.

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Brick is one of the most durable and ancient building materials in human history. It came into being around 6,000 years ago and has survived largely unchanged to the present day. So it’s no surprise that so many historic buildings are still made of brick, especially in areas where clay was common.

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