Types of Stucco Northwest Florida
CDP STUCCO provides stucco services to clients in Northwest Florida and the surrounding areas. We are experts in Traditional and EIFS stucco. Both types add benefits for property owners. We walk installation clients through the characteristics of the stucco types so that the client has the information to make the best decision.
Traditional stucco, also known as hard coat stucco, includes a base designed to protect against moisture damage. This concrete material combines cement, sand, lime, fiber strains and water to create a durable exterior. The material is naturally porous allowing moisture to travel through the system.
Traditional stucco is less prone to impact damage and drains water more efficiently. Also, hard coat stucco is available in all the same colors and textures as EIFS because the same acrylic topcoat used for both. This is one of the unique and beautiful aspects of stucco.
Proper installation helps ensure top-quality and lasting results for stucco systems. It’s vital to have the right foundation to prevent moisture damage. At CDP STUCCO, our expert technicians have the experience to properly install and repair traditional stucco.
Drainage EIFS Stucco
EIFS, Exterior Insulation and Finish System, is a synthetic stucco system. With EIFS, it is vital to work with a service provider trained in the proper installation of synthetic stucco. EIFS risks extensive moisture damage when not properly installed.
At CDP STUCCO, we have the knowledge, training, and tools for proper drainage EIFS installation. We also offer stucco repairs for properties with improper EIFS stucco installation.
EIFS is water resistant. Yet, EIFS is not designed to be porous like traditional stucco. This means if moisture leaks behind the stucco exterior coat, it cannot evaporate. The moisture becomes trapped leading to unwanted and costly damage.
With proper installation, drainage EIFS offers an alternative to traditional stucco that produces the same look and feel. While we almost always recommend traditional stucco, for some projects, like stucco over brick, drainage EIFS is the most effective choice.
Which Stucco Type Works Best?
We’re often asked which type of stucco works best. Traditional stucco usually produces the best long-term results. However, each client must evaluate their needs, budget, style, and current structure to make the right decision. We offer our professional advice based on our knowledge and experience. However, the type of stucco you choose is ultimately your decision.