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Stucco is the best value and the most efficient wall finish available. It is a tried and true finish with a proven long-term and well-documented history.
Providing a variety of textures, beauty, durability, and fire-resistance properties, portland cement stucco is the obvious choice for your home.
BEAUTIFUL INTEGRAL COLORS
Cement stucco uses iron oxide pigments to achieve its color. These inorganic minerals give the colors a rich and natural look. Integral colored exterior stucco is a mechanically blended compound of portland cement, hydrated lime, sand aggregates, and iron oxide pigments. Since the stucco is internally colored, it never needs to be painted.
Like many natural materials, cement stucco will appear slightly different during each season. With proper curing, age, and exposure to the elements, portland cement stucco may slightly darken over time enhancing the color. This is a unique characteristic of stucco not easily duplicated by other claddings
When applied correctly, cement stucco is a tough, fire-resistant material that will not fade or peel. Minimal care will keep portland cement stucco looking attractive for years and with simple maintenance it will last nearly a lifetime. The simple act of washing with water once every six months will keep the surface clean and the colors bright.
During construction, homes have a water-resistive barrier installed, in accordance with the building code. The water-resistive barrier and flashing provide the moisture protection on the exterior walls. Stucco is a cladding that covers the water-resistive barrier. Cement plaster assemblies are considered to be drainable claddings. Any incidental moisture that finds its way behind the stucco will stop at the water-resistive barrier and run down to a weep screed where it will drain from the wall. In addition, stucco is extremely breathable with a rating as high as 30 to 60 perms. Since stucco is vapor permeable, any moisture that gets in and does not drain, will in turn, escape from the system as vapor. Painting stucco will reduce the perm rating drastically.
DURABLE & LONG LASTING
The 1/8″ finish coat of stucco covers a minimum 1/2″ to 3/4″ cement stucco base. These multiple layers provide a tough integrated shield for your home’s exterior walls. The through-color finish does not need to be repainted after years of exposurE to sun, wind or cold compared to ongoing maintenance required of other non-cement based exterior finishes. As a dense cement product, stucco assemblies (base & stucco) resist noise from nearby streets and can be a fire-resistant barrier component, providing up to a one-hour fire rating for your home’s security
STUCCO IS THE CHOICE FOR BUILDERS
Stucco has been the preferred finish of discriminating builders, from lavish villas in Europe to modest abodes of Native Americans. Unlimited textures and colors: The finish possibilities are infinite, smooth to course, interesting variety; it is unique among the decorative finishing materials. Stucco can be used to provide highlights, depth, and continuity. A nearly unlimited palette of colors that never need painting is available to provide a uniform, maintenance-free finish for your most lavish designs. Imagination is the only limitation.
STUCCO IS TOUGH, DURABLE, AND LONG LASTING
For centuries, stucco has been known for its durability. Tough, long lasting, abuse and impact resistant, its performance in a variety of climates, enduring wet/dry and freeze/thaw cycles and the extreme desert heat, has made stucco the global standard in cladding materials. In addition, stucco’s fire-resistive properties make it a safe covering for your home or business.
STUCCO HAS LONG TERM VALUE
Portland cement plaster is the most inexpensive wall finish by far. Its proven long-term value has been time tested and well documented.