There are many materials that can make up a home’s exterior, but if we are talking about cost-effective, versatile materials, the conversation must include stucco. Stucco is made of various aggregates, a binder, and water. Many homes have a stucco exterior because it is a material that comes with a wide range of benefits, and it does not require nearly as much maintenance or upkeep as materials like vinyl siding or brick.
A stucco exterior offers the following and more:
- Resists Moisture, Fire, and Pests – What could be better than a material that withstands environmental conditions? Stucco is an excellent option because it will not rot due to moisture, it is made of fire-resistant materials like sand and cement, and it will not attract insects.
- Lasts Long – Stucco has in incredible lifespan, lasting for several decades. In fact, you can expect stucco surfaces to last for more than 50 years if they are installed and maintained correctly.
- Can Be Customized – Stucco looks great on most styles of homes, and it can be customized in many ways. For instance, you can choose from a variety of textures. You can also paint stucco or add pigments to it before it is applied to a home.
- Provides Insulation – Stucco creates layers on a home’s exterior that reduce sound transmission and keep your home a comfortable temperature without requiring too much of your HVAC system.
If you would like to learn more about stucco, our team at Integrity Homes & Construction Inc. can assist you. Contact us today.