Pros & Cons of Stucco
Did you know that stucco was commonly used in Greece over 1,000 years ago? And here it is, still being used all these centuries later in New York, as well as all around the world.
Sure, the formula and resulting material have changed since its early inception. However, it remains a popular option for building exteriors, residential and commercial, and can even be used for interior placement as well.
What You Need to Know
If you are considering this for your project, here are some of the advantages and disadvantages that you should be aware of:
- Stucco is applied to a wire framework which helps it stay in place better. It is also applied in several layers in order to create the final look. This process helps make it more durable.
- However, it can sustain cracks and other issues. While repairable, it can be difficult to do so in a manner that allows it to blend in. Since it is impossible to match the original pattern, some mends end up sticking out like a sore thumb.
- Many people prefer the visual aesthetics of stucco when compared to other options. Plus, it can be customized to offer a wide variety of colors. Personal preference is strictly up to you.
- It can become over-saturated in a rainy environment. Although our climate is not known for just rain, we can have rainy enough seasons to damage stucco.
- It also tends to be cost-effective for the amount of coverage you can get. However, it is by no means the least expensive option, partly due to labor costs.
- Stucco can become cracked and damaged in situations where there is any level of ground shifting. It also tends to attract woodpeckers which can damage the material and create holes for rain to get in and cause further damage.
At Eden General Construction NY Inc, we can help you get the information you need to determine if stucco is right for you. We are more than just skilled laborers, we also offer essential feedback during consultations.