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The Importance of Having Stucco Siding



In this blog, you will read about the benefits that stucco siding has on your home.


What is stucco siding?


Stucco is similar to the plaster or texture as some know it that is applied inside homes. This compound is made up of lime, sand, and cement. Stucco can be applied to different surfaces, for example masonry or wood.


Different stucco textures available


The great thing about stucco is that there are many options in terms of texture that may be applied to the siding of a home. This makes stucco textures a custom look to your home depending on your liking.


There are a couple popular finishes that are used for stucco finishes. Splatterdash is a popular finish for stucco that is applied by throwing it on a surface with a broom or brush. Pebbledash is a second popular choice for stucco finishes. This finish is done with the throwing of small pebbles to stucco while still wet.


Benefits of stucco


The first benefit of stucco is that is an affordable option for exterior finishes done on a home. This is due to the inexpensive compounds that stucco is made out of. What is a bit of the higher cost is the procedure of applying stucco which has a few steps. These steps are; the initial coat, the brown coat, and the finish coat. Even with small budgets, a nice stucco finish may be done in any home.


The second benefit of stucco the long lasting durability behind the texture. Stucco lasts from 50 to 80 years and works with season changes that occur within the year. This helps with the damage resistance.


Low maintenance makes another benefit of having stucco. Paint being mixed with stucco helps it be cost effective in terms of exterior paint finishing. Although you may always repaint your stucco at any later time in the future. The only maintenance needed behind stucco is power washing to remove dirt and stains from the surface.


Inside temperature and sound control is the last benefit behind stucco. Stucco helps with the control of inside temperature depending the season of the year. During the summer, a cooler temperature is allowed and during the winter a warmer temperature is felt inside a home. Stucco as well controls with sound control that comes from the outside. Stucco allows the reduction of sound from traffic, airplanes, and from sounds that come from neighbors.


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