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Exterior Siding & Cladding - Portland Cement Stucco

 

Portland Cement Stucco is made from mixing sand, water and cement, with an acrylic finish.

In a traditional stucco application, wire mesh is attached to the sheathing and studs of the house, then 2-3 coats of various stucco mixtures are applied.

The top coat is finished with either a smooth or textured appearance.

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Popular monolithic siding material in all parts of the country; particularly in the West, Southwest and Southeast and for western, contemporary and Mediterranean-style construction. Best suited to stable soil with static hydration to minimise cracks.

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Considerations:

Problems with cracking and damage from freeze and thaw in cold areas. Ensure joints have flexibility; use high- quality flexible caulking that can be painted. Though it is waterproof and weatherproof, it is also permeable to water vapor. It lets moisture escape from the walls.

Finishing:

Only use a paintable caulk.

Maintenance:

Good ventilation and paint is the best means of preventing freeze-thaw damage.

Severely cracked or discolored stucco can be recoated in time. Stucco should be watched for cracks. All loose materials should be scraped from the cracks before caulking.

Options:

Surface finishing can be smooth, rolled or textured in any pattern. Colors can be mixed in with the stucco mix or applied as a sealant coating after finishing.

Polystyrene facia moulds can be incorporated to add design elements.

Installation:

Requires expert professional, guaranteed installation.
   


Simulated Stucco

This alternative to cement-based stucco is proving problematic throughout the world. Poor or improper installation can lead to leaks that result in water damage and toxicstaccybotrys mold.

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