11 Feb Common FAQs About Stucco
If you’re like most people, you don’t know a whole lot about stucco. Yet you may be surprised to learn that there are many benefits when it comes to choosing this type of exterior finish for your home. Below you’ll find some of the most commonly asked questions about this material.
What exactly is stucco?
Stucco is a type of material that’s comprised of water, binder and aggerates. It’s very dense and it’s often used to cover the exterior walls of a home. Installers point out that it is known for being durable and weather resistant.
How long will it last?
Although there are many things that will factor into the lifespan of stucco exterior walls, it’s worth noting that there are quite a few homes that were built using this material, in the early 1900s, that are still standing. When stucco is properly cared for, it’s not unusual for the finish to last between 60 and 80 years.
The most important thing to keep in mind if you’re considering a stucco exterior is that you’ll want to choose a company that’s experienced, reputable and that has a proven track record of completing this type of project correctly. As we’ve mentioned in the past, you’ll want to get bids from multiple contractors, while at the same time, remembering that the company that provides the least-expensive price isn’t always the best company for the job.
If stucco is not applied properly, it can crack (and be vulnerable to water intrusion), both of which will have an enormously detrimental impact on its overall lifespan.
Can I hire someone to clean it?
Yes, it is possible to clean stucco. But before you rush out to buy a power washer, you’ll want to have a long conversation with your installer. The installer can help you understand what the proper cleaning techniques are, and they’ll also be able to tell you how improper types of cleaning techniques will damage your home.
Is stucco right for me?
Stucco is a durable, long-lasting material that can last the test of time. If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of choosing stucco, or if you have questions about maintenance, cleaning and/or would like to receive a bid, call Premier Plastering of SW Florida to get started. We’ll be happy to take as much time as needed to answer your questions and address your concerns. Call today to learn why we’re the #1 stucco installer in the state.