Stucco siding advantages:

  • Durability
  • Stands up well to weather, wind and debris
  • Choice of any color and many textures
  • Can be formed to create decorative enhancements to the exterior
  • Low maintenance
  • Resistant to fire and insects
  • Quiets outside noise
  • Offers some insulation value

However it’s not a perfect siding material.

Stucco siding disadvantages:

  • May crack as a home expands and contracts with temperature changes, settles or gets jostled by earthquakes
  • Experienced professional installation is crucial for performance and appearance

Note: Stucco can be painted, but many experts discourage it due to the fact that moisture passes through stucco. When painted, moisture leaving your home can be trapped in the stucco and cause the paint to peel or worse, cause mold to form in your home’s framing.

Stucco advantages over other building materials:

  • Stucco costs less than brick, stone, most wood and some vinyl and aluminum siding
  • Durability (50-80 years) is greater than vinyl siding (20-30), aluminum siding (20-30) and fiber cement (30-50)
  • Requires less maintenance than wood and fiber cement
  • Resists fire, insects and weather better than all but brick

Stucco disadvantages compared to other building materials:

  • Material costs more than some vinyl, aluminum and fiber cement
  • Not as durable (50-80 years) as brick (75+)

Cracked Brick and Stucco Repair from CDP Stucco

CDP Stucco has repaired cracked stucco for homeowners throughout Florida. If you are unsure if the cracks indicate foundation failure, a representative from CDP Stucco can provide an inspection to give you back peace of mind.

Contact us today for an inspection of your cracked stucco repair! If you are interested in Stucco Installation or Stucco Repair, call the experts at CDP Stucco now at 850-259-2283