In this area of the country, many homes feature stucco siding in a variety of styles. So what makes stucco siding so popular, why is it a smart option? Let’s take a look at what makes stucco siding special, and why it is the right choice for your home.
- Stucco siding provides insulation, and an attractive exterior: Because how thick and dense stucco material is, it provides an effective insulation for you home. It will also make your home more airtight and less noisy.
- Hard coat stucco is durable: Hard coat is made from plaster and cement, making it highly fire-resistant. It is such a tough material that it can actually last up to fifty years without being replaced. It is also pretty easy to maintain. You can expand lifespan of hard coat by regularly pressure washing it, and attending to any hairline cracks as soon you notice them. It should be noted that Exterior Insulated Finish System (EIFS), most commonly known as synthetic stucco, is not as durable as hard coat stucco. EIFS requires a different approach for upkeep and repair. At CDPS Stucco, we are experts in both.
- Stucco siding is very versatile: When you think of stucco you might have an idea in mind of what that looks like. But this material can actually have many different textures, colors, and looks. You can have stones and other small objects placed into the stucco to give your home a unique flair. Stucco siding can also be either smooth or rough. You can also add color into the stucco as it is being mixed, or you can have it painted after it’s applied.
- Stucco siding is inexpensive: The longevity of stucco siding is a key reason to why it is such a cost-effective option. The stucco itself is also one of the most economical forms of siding that you will find. Now don’t make the mistake of skimping on the installation for the purpose of saving money. This is not something you want to skimp on and it is worth the investment to have a professional, and experienced, skilled installer. The long-lasting result of properly installed stucco is what will cut your costs in the long run.