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Why Stucco?

Most people will never see more than the exterior of your home.  To catch an on-looker's attention and create eye-catching curb appeal, you will want to give your home's exterior the same time and attention to detail as you do the interior.  So why stucco?

  • Wood: Wood can warp, crack, rot, shrink, swell, or stick when exposed to humidity
  • Brick: Textures and colors of brick cannot be changed later without painting
  • Vinyl Siding: Limited color selection.  Limited style selection. Subject to fading
  • Synthetic Stucco: Usually not as thick as Portland cement stucco, which does not hold-up to impact.  Can have issues with moisture between wall and stucco, which can lead to rotting, sheathing, and damage to wood framing.  Can also corrode metal framing and metal attachments.

Why traditional stucco is a better choice?  Stucco offers a great number of benefits.  Stucco is affordable and easy to maintain.  Stucco is a water-shedding, hard, impact resistant, fire resistant, and color retentive, exterior finish material.  Because plaster is breathable, or able to transmit moisture vapor, water that gets behind it does not become trapped.  This means stucco is resistant to rot and fungus, helping to protect indoor air quality.  Stucco has proved to be a durable wall cover in all climates: dry, wet, cold, or hot.  Stucco can be applied to upgrade the appearance of almost any existing exterior. 
Sample Exterior Texture Techniques