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Why Stucco

The thermal efficiently of a stucco E.I.F.S. system can translate into real home energy savings of anywhere from 20% to 40 % annually.
Stucco residential E.I.F.S. system can be backed by a warranty as long as the standard mortgage (10 years)
Stucco finishes can be colored and textured to accommodate any taste from the contemporary look of stucco to conventional styles like brick and limestone.

Why stucco?

  • Weatherproof. Properly mixed and applied stucco should NOT permit passage of water through it.
  • Can be configured to any design requirement.
  • Fireproof. Stucco provides a one-hour fire resistance rating.
  • Durable. Lasts the life of the building.
  • Little or no maintenance. Stucco does not need to be painted. When a stucco surfaces gets dirty, it can be cleaned with a garden hose.
  • Any desired texture or finish - limited only by imagination.
  • Noise resistant. The mass of stucco controls noise better than other finishes.
  • Economical. Stucco buildings can be completed faster than other claddings resulting in lower costs.
  • Attractive. Stucco finishes present pleasing aesthetics in any environment.
  • For homes, it can be applied to keep up with production. One week from start to finish.
  • Easily repaired. Damage to stucco finishes can be remedied easily at negligible cost.
  • Protection. A lath and plaster assembly resists penetration in a short time, and requires tedious work to get through.
  • Does not need repainting. If a new color is desired, a stucco fog coat can be applied at lost cost.

Stucco when and where?
Many homes built after the 1950s use a variety of synthetic materials which resemble stucco. Mock stucco siding is often composed of foam insulation board or cement panels secured to the walls. Although synthetic stucco may look authentic, real stucco tends to be heavier. Walls made of genuine stucco sound solid when tapped and will be less likely to suffer damage from a hard blow. Also, genuine stucco holds up well in wet conditions. Although it is porous and will absorb moisture, it will dry easily, without damage to the structure

What good about stucco:

  • Energy saving
  • Excellent weather resistance
  • Seamless wall covering
  • Low installed cost
  • Aesthetic versatility
  • Low maintenance
  • Because it provides moisture protection at the outer plane of the wall traditional stucco is often called a barrier, or face seal, wall design. In combination with other components of construction window, flashing and sealants it resists moisture penetration at the outermost surface of the wall.

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