While Stucco is extremely popular in regions with higher temperatures such as Florida and Texas, it is a type of siding that is becoming more prominently used along with vinyl, wood and stone in the Northwest.
Stucco is a composite mixture of cement, water and sand which forms into a very durable yet viscous pre-texture which in turn can mold and solidify into a rough or smooth finish contingent upon your personal style and taste. However, Stucco is not to be spread onto the current surface of your home. It must be applied over wire framework in order to adhere to its surface. Once the stucco has dried over the wire surface it is almost impossible to remove, much like cement.
Since the process of solidification of stucco siding is accomplished in a similar manner to concrete, it is flexible in design and texture unlike other siding options. This can include design or texture from smooth seamless surfaces to curves, angels, circular formations, lines, etc. This is one of stucco’s more prominent advantages.
Another very attractive feature of Stucco Siding is its level of fire and noise-resistance. In fact, it has been proven to be noncombustible thus providing up to an hour of fire resistance if applied correctly. It is this same insulation quality that provides sound proofing. Stucco has been also confirmed to stand up against cold as well as hot temperatures, but it highly discouraged from installation during cold climates as the adhesive is weakened and inflexible.
Stucco is a great option if you are seeking siding that is not only aesthetically flexible but weather and noise resistant also. Give us a call today for more information and further benefits for this siding option.