Stucco Is an Affordable, Durable and Beautiful Option for Many Types of Homes.
For thousands of years, stucco has been used in both architecture and art, and its influence can be seen even today. Using a distinctive combination of lime, water, Portland cement and sand as well as other proprietary ingredients that help improve durability, the use of stucco is popular even today throughout Sacramento and the Bay Area.
Stucco is most commonly seen on Spanish-style homes, but is an affordable and beautiful option for many types of homes. In fact, stucco’s low cost and its durability are two of the major reasons that lend to its popularity. It can last for decades without looking worn and its unique formulation absorbs paint well, so you won’t have to repaint it as often as you would other types of surfaces.
Other things you may not know about stucco are that it is naturally fire-resistant, and it’s a great insulator as well (even though winters in the Bay Area aren’t particularly cold, energy efficiency matters!).
Both types of stucco are excellent choices for your home because of their efficiency, resistance to fire and their ability to repel the elements, but traditional stucco is more water resistant as well as more impact resistant -- something that you may want to consider if you are concerned about these issues.
On the other hand, synthetic stucco doesn’t fade over time and tends to age better overall.
If you’d like to know more about the benefits of different types of stucco or are considering stucco for your home, give us a call and let us know more about what you have in mind! We’d be delighted to answer any questions you may have as well as give you an estimate for stucco application.