For many people, the idea of redoing their home brings a bit of excitement, as it can mean a color change, a material change, and an overall different look completely for their home. What they’re usually unsure of in most cases, is what exactly to use in order to make those changes to their home. Stucco, a less known yet still popular choice, is something rising through the popularity ranks as of late — but is it really a good choice for your home?
What Stucco Is
Stucco is essentially a mixture of different ingredients, containing sand, cement, lime and water. Realistically, this is more of a finish coat than anything else, and adheres to a layer of material underneath it. Stucco is great because it’s a thinner, paintable finish that lays pretty flat when installed properly.
Is It Worth It?
There are a few advantages to stucco, and the best one is the lifespan associated with the addition of it. Stucco can last up to 50 years when properly maintained, which is great for people who are looking for a solution that will last a long time. Additionally, stucco is considered a cheap option because it’s low on material that would otherwise drive the cost up. The most of the cost associated is with the labor needed to install it properly.
Is It For Me?
If you’re someone willing to give it a shot, there are a few things to consider. Stucco is difficult to repair, should damage occur. Additionally, it’s a hard thing to do on your own — and not built for every area! Most homes with stucco can be found in the southwest region of the states, but some do have it up here.
Ultimately, the decision you make is up to you, but if you’re interested in learning more about how Landmark exteriors can help you, Contact us today at (203) 838-3838 or online for a free consultation.