Hard Coat Stucco and Why it’s a Good Choice for your Home
Homes featuring stucco siding is very common in this part of the country, and is often seen in a variety of styles. Today we are going to address what makes stucco siding good for your home. Why is it such a smart option? We’ll look into what makes stucco siding special, and why it might be the right choice for your home.
Hard coat stucco is durable: This type of stucco is made from plaster and cement, making it highly fire-resistant. Another plus is that because it is such a tough material it is able to last up to fifty years without needing it to be replaced. This material is also relatively easy to maintain, as long as you regularly pressure wash it, and attend to any hairline cracks as soon as you spot them. In contrast to hard coat stucco, Exterior Insulated Finish System (EIFS), commonly called synthetic stucco, is not as durable and will require a different approach when it comes to the upkeep and repair.
Stucco siding provides insulation, as well as an attractive exterior: Because of the thickness, and the fact that is made of a dense material, then it will provide your home with the proper insulation. This will not only make your home more airtight but also less noisy.
Stucco siding is inexpensive: One perk to stucco siding is its longevity making it a cost-effective option. Also stucco is one of the most economical forms of siding out there. You shouldn’t make the mistake of skimping on the installation in hopes of saving money. It’s worth it to invest in a professional, experienced, skilled installer. You don’t want to risk the longevity of the stucco because one thing that will cut your costs in the long run is its long-lasting results.
Stucco siding is very versatile: When it comes to stucco, you might have an image in your head. You might be thinking about a Mediterranean style home, however this material actually come in many different textures, colors, and looks. You also have to option of placing stones and other small objects into the stucco in order to give it a unique flair to your home. You can also play around with the textures of the stucco siding making them either smooth or rough. During the mixing process you are able to add in you color choice, or you can paint the stucco after it has already been applied.