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A skilled stucco contractor should always be used when considering a new look to the exterior of your home. There are different types of stucco found on homes, synthetic (EIFS) and traditional hard coat (Portland Cement Plaster). Because of this, the process of stuccoing a home will be different with varying costs.

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Most of homeowners are under the impression that stuccoing or re-dashing a home is simple. In fact, many people think it simply means adding a new layer over the top of an existing layer. The reality is that it isn’t very simple at all. Stucco work is difficult and cumbersome and not really a do-it-yourself type of project. Each stucco project is different. It may include sandblasting, lathing, repair, or patchwork before the act of applying a new layer of stucco actually begins. Sometimes, only a fog coat is needed to even out the color of existing or new stucco or refresh the look of stucco. To be certain, make sure to contact Stucco Boy to help you determine what type of stucco you have and what approach should be taken.

CUSTOM STUCCO FINISHES & TEXTURES

Before beginning a re-stucco project, it is important for your contractor to know what type of stucco your home currently has. It will adversely affect the cost associated with repairs. Unfortunately, Native Contracting Inc. otherwise known as synthetic stucco rings alarms. This type of exterior cladding has been linked to water intrusion behind exterior walls. It causes dry rot and mold to wooden substrates in the home’s framing.

If you are unsure whether your home’s exterior is made of tradition or synthetic stucco, here are a few tips. The best way to tell is to look through holes or vents where layering behind the walls can be seen. Foam core means it is synthetic stucco. If you see metal lath wire over asphalt-coated waterproofing paper, it is hard coat stucco, otherwise known as Portland cement stucco or traditional stucco.

TRADITIONAL STUCCO

The preferred choice for homeowners looking to re-stucco their home

Although Native Contracting Inc. professionals have made significant improvements to their way of working and installation procedures have been mandated to include a drainage plane and a weather resistant barrier between the sheathing and insulation board, Native Contracting Inc. is primarily used best in Both Residential and commercial projects in NEW York City or where it will be applied over stone, brick or metal substrates.

For homeowners, where plywood sheathing and wood studs are used in the construction of their home, the best siding option will continue to be traditional stucco. It is less likely to absorb water and will hold up better to dings, hail, and woodpeckers. At Stucco Boy, we will make sure your home’s exterior cladding system is properly installed using the three-coat stucco process and a weep screed so water penetration will not be an issue.

WEEP SCREED

We have been hired to fix damaged homes that are as young as five years old. The symptoms were leaky doors and windows. When we stripped the stucco, we found considerable rot in the sheathing and framing around those windows. In most cases, the culprit behind these problems is poorly detailed or inadequate flashing around windows and doors and along the edges of walls. We can repair the damage around your windows, doors and where your roof meets your stucco walls by installing proper flashing and casing beads. This prevents future cracking around your doors and windows. But more importantly, it prevents water damage.

STUCCO FLASHINGS

Stucco is one of the most durable wallssurfaces available. But, because of its rigid nature, stucco can develop cracks and holes over time due to settling and impact damage. Once a crack or hole develops, it is important to take immediate action before any further damage and water penetration can occur. Proper attention to crack preparation is essential to achieving a successful result. Before you try to do-it-yourself, consider hiring an experienced stucco repair expert to repair & seal cracks in your stucco.

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