Stucco is a durable and long-lasting siding material that works in just about any climate, and remains one of the most popular siding options: nationally, it accounts for about 23% of installed siding. In this blog, siding and roofing contractor D & M Roofing shares the advantages of choosing stucco for your next siding replacement.
1. Energy Efficiency — Stucco provides an additional layer of insulation that can help improve your home’s energy efficiency. If installed properly, stucco can reduce thermal transfer through exterior walls. This helps maintain consistent indoor temperatures and reduce indoor cooling and heating requirements that result in savings in energy costs. Its insulative properties also have the added benefit of reducing outside noise.
2. Low Maintenance Requirements — People think of vinyl when it comes to siding with low maintenance requirements. While stucco does require a bit more elbow grease when it comes to cleaning it, it doesn’t take much more than that to maintain its beauty. Stucco owes its low maintenance qualities to correct installation and application techniques, so it pays to make sure that you choose an experienced siding and roofing company for the job.
3. It Works In Almost Any Architectural Style — While stucco is typically seen on Spanish and Mediterranean home styles, you might be surprised that stucco will work in almost any architectural style. Stucco can be installed in as fine or as rough a texture as your project requires, which means you can have it smooth for a contemporary style home, or textured or patterned for a more rustic look.
4. It Works With Most Types of Coatings — Stucco can be painted or coated with most types of exterior coatings, including paints used for wood, vinyl and aluminum siding. A clear acrylic finish can add waterproofing, combined with the fact that it doesn’t have seams or overlaps, make it the perfect year-round protection against moisture intrusion.