Stucco Over Siding Complete System Installation Process
We begin each siding replacement project by determining if the stucco can indeed go over the siding or if removing the siding is the best option. For almost all projects, we remove the siding and then install the stucco. This is because most siding surfaces aren’t smooth; the overlap creates pockets behind the stucco which allow for cracking. Additionally the type and condition of siding may not be a solid substrate to support the weight of the stucco.
When removing the siding first, we confirm the condition of the substrate then install the stucco over the substrate. The process to replace siding with stucco follows a similar procedure to installing a complete stucco system on a new structure.
CDP STUCCO follows a consistent process for complete stucco system installations. The foundation of the installation is creating a waterproof barrier using 2-ply waterproofing paper or Tyvek. We also install all appropriate flashings and casings, including for windows, doors, decks, and the roof. This step ensures the integrity of the stucco lasts by avoiding water leaks in these areas.
We may use a combination of any of the following materials to build the best base for your project: EPS foam, metal lath, 17-gauge wire, concrete fiber base coat, or optional standard reinforcing fiberglass mesh.
We complete the project by applying an acrylic stucco finish coat with the desired color and texture based on your design style.
Benefits of Replacing Traditional Siding with Stucco