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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Most frequent questions and answers
Stucco siding is a siding material made of Portland cement, sand, lime, and water. Applied in three coats over a lath base, it provides a solid, durable, and seamless home exterior. Some advantages of stucco include a natural resistance to fire, lasting durability, and low maintenance.
While the service life of stucco can’t be quantified as a specific number of years, properly applied and maintained Portland cement plaster, or stucco, is as durable as any commonly used cladding material. Its hard surface resists abrasion and can take a lot of physical abuse. It stands up to all sorts of climates, from cold to hot and wet to dry. Many homes built in the early 1900s have had very little maintenance and remain in good shape today.
EIFS stands for Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems. EIFS is a relatively new product which uses plasticizers to modify traditional cement stucco and make it more flexible. This allows application in a thinner coating which saves time and material. The system also includes an insulation layer that improves system and building performance. The entire modern EIFS system consists of a moisture barrier (usually), the foam insulation, the plastic-cement basecoat, fiberglass reinforcing mesh, and finishes.
With capable hands and expert workmanship, repairs should be hard to detect. The repair can be visible due to the new finish coat color, which will be more fresh and shiny but over time, as the wall ages, the patch blends in and becomes much less visible.
Its construction was achieved using units of various artificial or natural mineral products. The structure is built by binding them using mortar. The term masonry can be applied to the craft itself. It’s combined into almost all structures that are generally a highly durable form of construction.
Brick has a higher resale value than stucco of up to 6%. The attraction of low maintenance, high fire resistance, and durability gives brick an edge over stucco for home buyers.
Yes, but do not recommend it. Most paints do not work well on stucco. Paint is developed and made for woods and metals- not cement. We use an acrylic, coating product that is made specifically for cement.
Yes. Cultured stone products are suitable for both, and allow you to bring the outdoors inside, emphasizing design and continuity in color and texture.
Thin brick is a lightweight masonry veneer used on the exterior walls of homes and commercial buildings to give the appearance of traditional brick at a more affordable cost and lower impact to the environment.
Brick Pointing will restore the brickwork back to its original condition, restoring the structural integrity of the building, protecting against dampness, while improving the appearance and increasing the value of your home.