There are a few siding options for homeowners to choose from, and one of the more popular choices that seems to get picked a lot is stucco. Why do people choose stucco for their homes, and is this option the right one for your own home? What makes this siding choice the right one for you and what benefits are there in having this on your home?
Before getting the answers to these questions, let us first understand what stucco is. Stucco is a material that is used to finish the inside and outside of homes, and is made out of a mixture of sand, cement, and water. This has the consistency of plaster and comes with a texture that can range from coarse to very fine. This is often used to cover clay bricks, adobe, cinder blocks, or concrete walls.
Benefits of Using Stucco on Your Walls
Stucco can be colored to suit your requirements, since it is usually made with white cement. Pigments can be introduced into the mixture and can help reduce costs since you won’t have to paint these over due to the color that it already has. You can also choose what kind of texture your stucco has by choosing what aggregate sizes and types get added to it, as well as what consistency the finished mixture will have. This versatility is one of the reasons why stucco is a very popular choice for sidings, apart from the fact that it is also a low cost option for homes.
Another reason why this siding option is very popular among homeowners is due to the fact that it is durable and is low maintenance. It can last a very long time before needing to be replaced, and this is because this material adjusts to the weather, contracting and expanding with the changing climate. It is also a material that dries easily, and is fire resistant.
Not all homes, however, will look good with this kind of a siding material. The homes that are ideal for this choice include Spanish style homes, modern homes, and prairie style residences. This type of siding material is also best for more temperate climates since it does absorb quite a bit of moisture when wet. This does dry out quickly, though, due to its breathability, but is not a good choice if you live in an area that exposes it to too much moisture.
You should also be aware that there are two kinds of stucco, and these are the synthetic and natural types. The latter is considered the best choice for the many qualities it has, while the former is an option made for those who want a stucco finish but live in areas that have a pretty wet climate. Whichever you choose, though, be it natural or synthetic stucco, you should always make sure that your home’s walls have a vapor-resistant layer that will prevent the growth of fungus on your stucco.
For more information and help with stucco siding installation, you can get in touch with us at Supreme Painting. Just give us a call at 817-241-2424, or drop us a message through our Contact Us page. We also offer other services within the Fort Worth area like cabinet refinishing, wallpaper removal, and popcorn ceiling removal.