Categories for Stucco

The History of Stucco

April 26, 2021

Stucco has long been used as a sturdy, insulating exterior building covering. In fact, its use dates back to the ancient Greeks, Romans, Mesopotamians and other early cultures. Humans have been using this versatile material for over 9,000 years. Read on for an overview of the history of stucco and how it has evolved for today’s use in Bluffton, SC. What is stucco? Today, stucco is made with Portland cement, lime and water to create a thick paste that dries hard. Modern stucco is applied in a three-step process. First, a “scratch coat” is applied to the building, either to... View Article

The Difference Between Three-Coat and One-Coat Stucco Processes

April 14, 2021

Stucco can be a beautiful option for a textured finish for your home or commercial building. There are many different textures that can be applied as a finish to give your building a distinct look, or allow it to blend in nicely with the surrounding area. But when it comes to the process of stucco installation, there’s more to it than meets the eye. There is much more to stucco than just the textured finish we see on the exterior. Under that texture is at least one other layer. This “primer” layer gives stucco a solid base upon which to... View Article

The Different Types of Stucco Textures

March 31, 2021

Stucco is a great option for builders and homeowners looking for beautiful aesthetics coupled with resilience and durability. This type of finish can allow your home to blend in with your neighborhood while still standing out as unique in its own way. How is this possible? Well, even if most homes or businesses in your neighborhood have stucco finishes, they likely do not have the same texture or color. There are several different texture options available with stucco, and that flexibility is part of what makes it such a popular siding material. Here are some stucco texture options for your... View Article

The Top Benefits of Stucco

March 9, 2021

Stucco siding has been a popular siding choice across arid climates and the American Southwest for centuries. But it’s not just for desert homes! Stucco can be used on homes and businesses around the world. This post will cover a few of the reasons why you should choose stucco siding in Bluffton, SC: Durability: As long as it’s installed by a reputable contractor, your stucco siding can last for up to 50 years. That said, you should hire a contractor to perform inspections every few years to ensure everything is still up to par. Color retention: In addition to lasting... View Article

The Lasting Benefits of Stucco

February 11, 2021

If your home has stucco finishing on its exterior, it’s important to know a bit about the material so you can keep it in good condition for a long period of time. The good news is that there are a lot of advantages of stucco siding in Bluffton, SC, including long-term durability, but as with any other type of siding, the color and condition can deteriorate over time. Here’s a quick overview of some of the benefits of adding stucco to a home for long-term protection: Protect against moisture: One of the biggest benefits is that stucco helps to seal... View Article

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