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We have written and compiled articles and resources for anyone interested in researching more information on home exteriors. We want to provide answers to the most commonly asked questions so homeowners are able to make informed decisions.

Stucco Stigma

Stucco Stigma

We are sure by now you have heard about some of the negative reputations that stucco has developed over the last decade or so.  But is this reputation deserved? The simple answer is no, but let us delve a little deeper into the subject and you will see for yourself...

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In House Hero – Sept 11th, 2001

In House Hero – Sept 11th, 2001

We remember all too well the unfortunate and horrific events of September 11th, 2001. A day that will live in infamy for eons to come. But hearing about some of the good things that happened during the days and weeks that followed can help to realize that there is a...

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Stucco Resurfacing

Stucco Resurfacing

Thinking about resurfacing your stucco home? This could be a great way to revitalize the look of your house, or it could be covering over way bigger problems. Things to know before you get your stucco resurfaced. What is the stucco applied to? If you have stucco over...

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3 Stages of Stucco Failure

3 Stages of Stucco Failure

Stucco problems can come in many forms, from unsightly cracks and bulges, to internal water damage to hardwood floors and moldy and decaying floor joists.  But not all stucco problems necessarily mean costly repairs. Some stucco issues can be minor and require minimal...

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Stucco Expansion Joints

Stucco Expansion Joints

Why are Stucco Expansion Joints Important? The stucco facade on any building will expand and contract with temperature changes.  This alone would not cause any problems if the temperature changes were uniform across the entire facade, and the building...

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Stucco or EIFS in Layman’s Terms

Stucco or EIFS in Layman’s Terms

EIFS stands for “Exterior Insulated Finishing System”.  This is basically a foam insulation board mounted to the outside of the building, then covered with a mesh before having a thin layer of stucco applied over the top as the visible exterior finish. ...

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Kerf Cut and Caulk 3 Questions Answered

Kerf Cut and Caulk 3 Questions Answered

1)    What is a Kerf Cut, Caulk and Seal? Some stucco applications carried out prior to the correct codes being in place could be candidates for a kerf cut, caulk and seal.  This is a process by which some of the missing details can be retro-fitted, rather...

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Stucco Or Siding?

Stucco Or Siding?

Stucco is beautiful and ads curb appeal to any home.  If Stucco is installed correctly with all the necessary flashing, weep screeds, drainage plain and expansion joints, it will last a lifetime and add to the overall look and feel of your home.  Stucco is...

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3 Most Asked Stucco Questions

3 Most Asked Stucco Questions

1) Should I Be Afraid of Stucco? Afraid? No… Cautious, yes.  If stucco is installed correctly along with all necessary flashings, expansion joints and drainage plains etc... it will have a long and beautiful life on any home. Caution should be utilized as...

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