Having multiple options can help you pick and choose which ones work for you, you can research the pros and cons and then apply what you desire for your new residence. This article will talk about one of those methods, stucco painting, and more detailed about what stucco home pros and cons are. Let's go.
Not So Pros
As opposed to getting you hyped first and then discourage you with the bad, let me do the reverse. Let me start with a few not-so-good points about stucco painting:
Professional Installation--unlike most painting methods and finishes, stucco is not applicable to DIY. Well, admittedly, you could DIY it but then you'll probably regret it after a couple of attempts.
Time-Intensive--very related to the last paragraph, because it requires expert skills, installing a stucco home is very time-consuming. And that's not entirely a bad thing. They have to make sure they do it right the first time.
Repairs--if your stucco finish gets broken and requires renovation, it may not be as "easy" as the installation, if you get my drift. However, it rarely gets a damage that bad that you may even not notice it at all.
Now that you're feeling pretty bummed out, let me cheer you up!
Durability--stucco houses can last up to 100 years, with proper maintenance and upkeep. Of course, mother nature will have something to say about that but 100 years just shows you how remarkably tough it is. Your kids (and even grandkids) will appreciate that, I guarantee you.
Safety--not only is stucco durable, it will also protect you. "From what?", you ask. It has high resistance to heat and flames, top rating for impact protection, and sheds water (see next point).
Breathability--the what? Let me explain. When rain or any other liquid find those small cracks and leaks and seeps in, traditional paint and finishes usually absorb them thereby making less effective. Stucco lets the water "breathe" or the moisture is able to evaporate even while being confined inside. Simply put, if water somehow gets inside and becomes trapped, it will quickly dissolve into vapor.
Materials--stucco painting is basically made up of sand, lime, water, and the Portland cement (which is where that durability comes from). Some companies have their own compounds that actually make the material better and more adaptable.
Application--as opposed to the traditional one-layered approach, modern techniques now require (at least) three applications to give that firm, tough, aesthetic look.
Price--it is a little pricey to start with, I'll admit. Nevertheless, it's endurance and guaranteed protection from bad weather makes it actually cheaper long-term.
If you are in the Winnipeg area, research a stucco painting company to help you decide if this is the right step for you. Your house deserves only the best, whether it's your first or you're doing remodeling, make sure you know the pros and cons of every house painting and finishing method there is. This is the long haul we're talking about here.
Most stucco painting companies offer free consultation and quotation before you even commit to something. They will offer you expert advice and are they are willing to help you through this process. Grab that opportunity now.