Stucco Installation Consideration & Advantages

Your home is your castle. Its exterior is one of the first things you see, as you drive by or even if you are simply enjoying the sun in the backyard. As a visitor, or potential buyer, the exterior of your house or commercial building makes the first impression. The choice of your exterior finish is more than just first impressions. Your siding choice also affects your energy bills, the life of your residential or commercial property, its looks, resale potential and more.

Because of the application and the material, stucco is an incredible insulator of both warm and cool air. With stucco on the exterior, it is cost effective and easier to maintain a constant temperature in your home, no matter what the mercury reads outdoors. Its energy efficiency is one of the main reasons stucco is such a popular siding choice in areas of extreme heat, such as the American Southwest. Stucco works equally as well in Calgary’s fluctuating seasonal temperatures.

From a design standpoint, you can’t beat the appearance of a quality stucco finish. The smooth, traditional, southwestern look of stucco as a siding material is hard to beat. Add to that the fact that you can add coloring to your cement coats, artistic designs carved into the cement coatings, and mosaics and murals into your stucco walls before the cement dries, and stucco can easily be transformed into one of the most creative, and innovative, siding applications on the market. Stucco repairs also allow for an easier way to maintain your home’s appearance if anything happens.

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At Marina Stucco we believe the process of building should be enjoyable for our Calgary customers. The best journeys and experiences are those that are shared with people whom you can rely on. People you can trust. People who can guide you when the journeys path may be unclear.

That is how Marina Stucco approaches our projects. We aren’t just doing a project for our clients; we’re guiding our clients through a journey to reach the vision of their completed idea. We feel our process is what sets us apart and what will make Marina Stucco stand out for your next project.

8 Reasons Why Calgarians Choose Stucco!

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    Stucco gives an incredible look.

    Stucco’s layered application creates a heavily textured surface, ideal for modern homes and businesses. There are many texture options available for stucco finishes that you can choose as homeowners or business-owners.

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    You have many custom finish options with stucco.

    With any type of siding, you have very many color options. With stucco however, specialized contractors at Marina Stucco can mix colors directly into the solution, allowing you to choose the perfect custom shade for your Calgary home. And, while stucco doesn’t require painting over time, you can repaint it, should you ever want to change the look.

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    Stucco offers great durability.

    Stucco is one of the most durable siding choices available in the market and works well for the Calgary seasonal temperatures. With the right application that Marina Stucco contractors excel in, stucco can last over fifty years. This is due in part to the fact that stucco expands and contracts as the temperature changes, which reduces the risk of cracking or crumbling.

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    Increase the Value of your home

    Once applied professional stucco provides a concrete shell around your home. This hard, durable exterior has great appeal as well as these other value-increasing characteristics, such as:

    • Energy Efficient
    • Low maintenance
    • Resistant to water damage

    When you have your home appraised, these characteristics can add thousands of dollars to its market value.

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    Increased home efficiency.

    Stucco finishing can also save you money month to month on your energy bills, which in Calgary canary greatly over the year. Stucco acts as an excellent insulation, with noticeable efficiency. This makes it easier to maintain a desired temperature in a stucco home or business, compared to properties with another kind of exterior, no matter what the weather looks like.

    Stucco reduces your heating bills in the Calgary winter by reducing heat transfer through the walls. The experts at Marina Stucco will work with you to define the type of stucco you want in order to reach the best efficiency levels.

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    Quick installation.

    Siding is one of the biggest home or commercial renovation project you can do. Fortunately, if you choose stucco siding, the process is fairly quick, efficient and very pleasing. Most applications take a few days—and that includes the drying time. This minimizes the disruption to your home or business routine during the renovation process.

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    Resistance to decay and weathering.

    Once a contractor from Marina Stucco performs the proper waterproofing applications, stucco is resistant to most kinds of decay. These include:

    • Mildew
    • Mold

    Unlike many other kinds of siding, with correct installation, stucco also does not flake or crumble over time. This makes it ideal for Calgary seasons..

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    Stucco offers versatility.

    If you are renovating an existing house or upgrading your commercial property, stucco is the most cost efficient choice. This is because contractors from Marina Stucco can apply stucco over the concrete masonry or wood framing. If you are replacing siding, it is a fairly simple matter to put a lath in place and apply stucco over it. This versatile application, in addition to the visually pleasing options, makes stucco a wise choice for residential and commercial properties in the Calgary area.

    Whether you are building a new home from the ground up or looking to renovate your existing home, stucco finishing is a smart siding choice. Talk to us, Marina Stucco – your stucco experts, about the advantages of installing stucco on your property’s exterior.