WHY CHOOSE STUCCO?
There are many reasons why stucco makes a great choice for your home. First is the appearance of stucco. This is a great looking product and is available in many color choices. Also, the pricing of stucco is modest, as it is nowhere near the most pricey choice on the market. Finally, there are few maintenance requirements. Once you have invested in your stucco finish, you can plan on getting a great return on that investment for many years.
HOW LONG DOES STUCCO LAST?
While the service life of stucco can’t be conveyed as a specific number of years, correctly applied and maintained stucco, is as sturdy as any commonly used exterior material. Stucco is durable in a variety of climates, including Floridas hot weather. With very little maintenance it can last a very long time.
CAN I PAINT STUCCO THE COLOR I WANT?
Yes, painting stucco is a very common but paint doesn’t provide a ‘texture’ for the wall. Most stucco manufacturers offer an exterior stucco product that’s gray in color and mixed without pigment. This is used to add a design or texture to the wall and then the wall is painted.
WHAT KINDS OF PROBLEMS ARE THE MOST COMMON WITH STUCCO?
Dissatisfaction with the finished color, cracks, and efflorescence are the most common issues.
Dissatisfaction with color are usually because the contractor and the owner did not properly discuss the finish and do a large enough sample before the project was finished. Please keep an open line of communication with your contractor.
Some cracking is normal and can be commonly seen around corners of windows and doors. However, cracks left ignored can result in many issues for the homeowner. Our advice is to call a professional for an estimate on the damage. Most stucco companies offer free estimates.
HOW HARD IS IT TO RE-STUCCO MY HOME?
Adding a new layer of stucco is not a very difficult process, but it does need to be completed by an experienced team of professionals. The existing stucco on your home will likely need to be sandblasted to remove the surface. Repairs to the current stucco can be made during this time, if necessary, before the new stucco is applied.