The cladding on your home’s exterior plays a vital role in protecting your home from the elements, your home’s energy efficiency and curb appeal. What you put on your home’s exterior can make a big difference in regards to protection, insulation, maintenance and resale value. Here are the pros of choosing stucco over vinyl siding for your home’s exterior.
Stucco is made to last a lifetime.
Stucco is made of cement, sand, lime and water. It is applied in multiple coats and provides a durable home exterior. It is solid and unlike vinyl siding, it is completely seamless. New stucco products virtually never crack and can withstand high impacts like hail or other hard weather. It also provides a natural resistance to fire and because it expands and contracts as the temperature changes you won’t have to worry about it cracking or crumbling.
It is also resistant to decay, so unlike wood siding, you won’t ever have to worry about rot, mildew or mold growth.
Stucco is a better insulator.
Because of the application process and the natural thermal performance of stucco, it is an incredible insulator of both warm and cool air. That means your home will lose less heat in the winter and will keep your home cool in the summer. Regardless of what is happening outside, you’ll find it easier to keep a consistent and comfortable temperature indoors with your stucco siding.
Stucco is attractive.
Stucco siding is aesthetically pleasing and offers a variety of unique styles, finishes, colours and textures. Choose from coarse, pebbled, raked, smoothed or swirled textures and from a variety of application styles as well. The options are limitless and completely customizable to your personal taste. From a design standpoint, stucco siding can offer a very attractive and luxurious finish to your home’s exterior. Check out the best stucco siding design ideas.
Stucco can increase property value.
If a durable, low-maintenance, high-performing and beautiful siding option is important to you, you can bet it is important to home buyers! These characteristics, combined with a more attractive curb appeal and better first impression, can increase your property’s resale value.