The association of stucco to the different type of homes of the various era is vast. At present, contractors are actually mixing sand and water, cement, and other products to make the stucco more unique. Moldings have also been used in enhancing the features of the houses.
One thing to consider to ensure that the stucco best suit its purpose is to guarantee that it is installed properly. Stucco is composed of layers and with that, there are multiple ways to mess up the installation of its layers especially when you have got the wrong contractor for the job. Incorrect flashing is commonly the result of a not thoroughly applied layer, and; water entering the spaces will cause the damage to the materials and where it is installed.
Mixing the stucco and soil results to cracking. Though reparable, the cost of patching the cracks will be at the expense of the homeowners. Some of the problems may occur after years of the installation, which is why it is very necessary to select the correct and reliable painter for the job.
Damages Due to Water
So that the stucco can last longer, it should be void of any moisture, especially during installation. Moisture caused by poor installation will degrade the material faster from inside out - making it also more difficult to address the problem. Installation of wet materials will also compromise the integrity of the stucco.
Not many pay attention to this detail but it is a huge deal if the downspouts and gutters are properly installed and drive water away from the outer walls of the house. Also, also opening in the house such as windows and doors need to be tightly sealed so water cannot get through the stucco.
Paint Color Choice
A good stucco installation may last for decades. Which is why it is important to decide not only on the style of the stucco you want but also the color of the stucco. This is because changing the paint of the stucco is not only a burdensome job but also expensive.
Changing the color of the stucco may not be as tricky as its installation but tricky nonetheless. The most important thing to do when changing the color of the stucco is that it should be sandblasted first. Not doing so will surely pave the way to a moisture problem in the future.
Not a Marketable Choice
Houses with stucco installed to them are most commonly not easily sold. They tend to be on the market longer than the houses installed with different siding. In places where the weather is generally wet or humid, house buyers are not opting for stucco house for a lot of reasons including those above. Therefore, securing that the stucco is professionally installed can determine the marketability of the house in the long run.