Stucco is a great alternative to vinyl and wood siding.

Stucco Siding
Written by Elizabeth Wood
Editor In Chief, United Home Improvement

Stucco siding is a durable material made of a cement mixture, consisting mainly of water, sand and lime. Like vinyl, it is a resilient material that requires very little maintenance. It is also fireproof, waterproof and weatherproof. However, it is permeable to water vapor. For this reason, some stucco is made with an acrylic finish to guard against moisture escaping from the walls. An acrylic finish will increase the longevity of your stucco siding for up to 50 years.

Typically, a stucco application consists of two to three layers of various cement mixtures, applied over a wire mesh. The wire mesh is attached to the sheathing and studs of the house. Alternatively, stucco can also be applied over an Exterior Insulation and Finish System. Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems or EIFS are multi-layered exterior...more


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Choosing a siding trim option can add remarkable visual appeal and value to your home. There are several different trim options to choose from, depending on the desired look and level of maintenance that you are searching for. Wood is the traditional trim option that is

most commonly used because of its warm appearance and durability, but it does require a certain amount of maintenance. If not treated properly, wood will warp, deteriorate and may eventually need to be repaired or replaced. Other trimming options include using a vinyl soffit/aluminum or...more

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do take that risk and something does go wrong, your home, just like the hair on your head, can be viewed and insulted by just about anyone. Unfortunately, they haven't invented hats for houses yet. To guarantee the best contactor for your home residing...more




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