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9 Reasons To Choose Stucco Siding for Your Home

9 Reasons To Choose Stucco Siding for Your Home

There are many exterior building materials to choose from, but one of the best is stucco siding.

Your home is your safe spot, a place where you unwind and relax. While what’s inside your house and how it makes you feel is what matters most, how the outside of your property looks plays an important role, too. The exterior of your home makes a first impression, so making it look pleasant and inviting is important to plenty of homeowners.

You, as the owner of your property, look at it and make observations regarding its appearance most often. However, you are not the only one who notices your house’s exterior. Visitors, delivery people, and neighbors have first impressions of your home daily. 

The type of exterior materials you choose greatly affects how your property looks and functions. For a distinct yet simplistic look that is energy efficient, many homeowners go for stucco siding material. 

But what is stucco, and why should you choose it for your home?

Keep scrolling to learn more.

What is stucco siding?

Stucco is a material similar to cement that is applied to interior or exterior walls in multiple layers, varying in thickness. Textures differ from one application to the next based on the homeowner’s preferences and aesthetics. Some property owners want a smooth, clean look, while others prefer something with more texture.

Stucco siding material can be applied on top of masonry, metal, or wooden frames. In the majority of cases, stucco is made from sand, cement, and lime. Thanks to modern technology, several newer stucco features, such as crack suppression, insulation, and acrylic, tackle typical stucco-related issues like cracking. 

These options offer homeowners the possibility of more texture and more durable siding.

9 reasons to opt for stucco siding for houses

9 reasons to opt for stucco siding for houses

There are an overwhelming number of options available for exterior building materials, which may make choosing one stressful. Ideally, you’ll find one that meets the oh-so-delicate balance of value, function, and appearance.

Many property owners decide to go with stucco because of the number of benefits and distinguished looks it has. Why should you consider stucco siding? Below, you’ll find nine reasons why you should choose this material for your house:

1. Stucco options are customizable

When homeowners choose standard siding, color options are limited based on their contractor’s and manufacturer’s choices or availability. However, when property owners opt for stucco siding, professionals can make the perfect custom shade by adding pigments directly into the stucco mixture.

Another perk of stucco is that you can repaint it in whatever color or shade you want, although you won’t need to paint it for some time.

Some homeowners choose to go with synthetic stucco siding instead of traditional stucco. This synthetic material, called Exterior Insulation Finishing Systems (EIFS), retains pigment even better than traditional stucco siding material. With professional and proper installation, very few people can spot the difference between EIFS and standard stucco.

2. Stucco improves your home’s look and aesthetic

There are many perks to choosing stucco siding for your exteriors. One of the biggest draws to this material is its beautiful, clean appearance. Stucco works well with various architectural styles, like Tudor, Mediterranean, mission-style, modern homes, and more.

This material offers homeowners a range of textural options,allowing homeowners to make their decisions based on their preferences. Property owners have the option to choose between a sweeping, smooth texture or a concentrated, rough application — any method that best complements the style of their property. Here are some of the application options:

  • Coarse
  • Swirled
  • Smooth
  • Pebbled
  • Raked

Professionally applied stucco is a great addition to your home that complements your architecture and many other elements of your property. Stuccoing your pillars, eaves, or patio gives a home a dynamic look for traditional, modern, and classic styles alike.

3. Stucco siding is easy to maintain

t’s probably safe to say that most property owners want their house to look great while putting the least amount of money, time, and effort into its maintenance. Stucco siding for houses requires little maintenance, even for homes in areas with extreme climates.

There are a few requirements for stucco maintenance. Homeowners will need to keep snow away from walls during the winter. They will need to power-wash it as necessary and to remove spots or stains. They will also need to direct gutter systems away from walls and the foundation. Otherwise, there isn’t much property owners need to do to keep it looking amazing.

4. Stucco improves durability

When property owners look to improve the exterior of their house, a long-lasting solution is key. The last thing a homeowner wants to do is sink their time and money into new exteriors, only to have to do it again a few years later.

Stucco is one of the most durable types of siding out there, just one of the many reasons it’s commonly used. With the right application and regular maintenance, stucco siding can last for 50 or more years with little effort required by the homeowner. 

Stucco owes some of its durability to its ability to expand or contract when temperatures rise or fall. This ability significantly reduces the risk of cracking and crumbling.

5. Stucco exteriors lower home insurance premiums

If you need another reason why stucco siding is an ideal option for your home exteriors, we’ve got another great one for you.

Because houses wrapped in stucco siding last longer, cost less to maintain than other homes with different types of siding, are pest-resistant, and better withstand natural disasters, like earthquakes and fires, your home insurance provider may be willing to lower your monthly premiums.

6. Stucco increases home efficiency

What good is a property that looks good on the outside if it doesn’t do much to improve your home efficiency? One huge benefit of stucco siding for houses is that you don’t have to choose between beauty and functionality.

Stucco can save you money each and every month on your utility bills. Stucco has a big R-value (insulation efficiency), making it much easier to maintain your ideal interior temperature than if your property were wrapped in another type of siding.

7. Stucco siding is great for updates and upgrades

If you want to upgrade the look of your current house and are searching for ways to update what’s already there, stucco siding is a great choice since contractors can apply the material to wood framing, concrete, and masonry.

If you are replacing a different type of siding, it’s still a fairly simple process for professionals to add a lath and apply stucco. Even if you aren’t renovating your existing house and working with a new build, stucco finishing is a wise exterior selection.

8. Installing stucco is quick and easy

Updating your property’s exterior is a massive project and one of the biggest tasks you do in terms of home renovations. Thankfully, however, not all exterior building materials mean dedicating a lot of your time and money to the project.

If you want a quick and easy (relatively speaking) way to elevate and update the exteriors of your house, choosing stucco is likely your best option. Most applications take a day or two, including drying time, minimizing the disruption to your everyday routine. 

9. Stucco siding increases your home’s value

As soon as your stucco is dry, it provides your property with a hard, concrete shell. Stucco is durable and strong and is amazing at improving the curb appeal of your house. It also provides other value-increasing attributes that we talked about above, such as:

  • Fire, earthquake, and rot-resistant 
  • Energy efficient
  • Low-maintenance
  • Pest-resistant
  • Sound dampening 
  • and more.

These characteristics help add thousands and thousands of dollars to the market value of your property when it is appraised.

Stucco siding increases your homes value

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Whether you choose stucco siding for your exteriors or another type of material, such as vinyl siding, the professionals at Mountain States Windows & Siding are here to help with the project.

The Mountain States team has worked hard to build and maintain our reputation as a trusted, knowledgeable, and hassle-free home improvement company. We are dedicated to providing our clients with more than just updated siding and upgraded windows — we also work hard to ensure each of our projects runs smoothly from blueprint to completion.

We are dedicated to providing our clients with top-tier products, high-quality materials, and outstanding customer service that is sure to update and upgrade your home’s function, appearance, and value. When you choose Mountain States, you know you’re choosing premium, friendly, and honest service.

Our team serves residential and commercial properties in Park City, Payson, Salt Lake City, Lehi, and numerous neighboring cities.

Whether you’re taking on a renovation project (we do kitchen and bathroom remodels, too!) or want to update your siding and windows, trust our team to get the job done.

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