Blueprint for Home Building host Jeff Wilson discusses a popular siding option stucco.
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Like brick, stucco is a manufactured siding product that uses natural materials to create a unique look. These ingredients include lime, silica sand and white cement.
Note: Stucco siding has an average warranty life of 15 years. However, a standard stucco exterior has been known to last more than 50 years or more.
One of the primary advantages with stucco is an aesthetic one — it can be manufactured in whatever color best suits the design and style of your home. This, in turn, will give you a wider variety of design options for your home.
The process involved in creating stucco includes laying down several base coats of the sand and lime mixture, and wetting them between each coat before applying a final color coat. Because of this multi-step process, stucco will cost you more to install than vinyl or fiber-cement siding; however, it's a very quick process that can take as short as a day or two. High-end siding options such as brick and wood can take weeks to cover an entire home.
There are so many options when it comes to siding for your home, so let's recap quickly with a final overview: