The term stucco or stucco work, in architecture, is used to refer to a fine exterior or interior plasterwork that is used as a three dimensional adornment, which can form the base for a paintable surface or a wet ground for other artistic endeavors like fresco painting. In the United States, the term is used to refer to the rough plaster coating of exterior walls.
MBH Roofing and Waterproofing boasts of the most skilled contractors in New York and New Jersey who can give you homes and sidings an artistic look with the exact color and texture of stucco that you are looking for. They can also provide you options for color schemes to give your stucco that extra edge.
Stucco work basically consists of Portland cement-based material and sand, mixed with water, to form a plaster. Following are some of the advantages of having Stucco work done on your home.
Advantages of Stucco:
Stucco is widely used for a wide range of architectural aesthetic applications. Color additives can be put in place, along with a variety of textures, giving your home a rustic, classy or modern look, according to your preference. Texture can be applied by selection of aggregate size and control over the finish mix consistency. This way, your structures get depths, highlights, segmentation as well as patterns on the surface of the stucco. Stucco work, as such, gives a gorgeous look to your home. Its seamless appearance draws more attention to your home’s other details, such as window trim, railings, wooden beams, roofing, etc. It is one exterior finish option that can never go out of style.
Durable and Cost-effective:
It is true placing stucco work on your home exterior calls for a fairly substantial investment on your part, but this is a sort of investment, as stucco will pay for itself in the long run. They require less amount of work maintenance-wise and are durable enough to last you a very long time. In fact, stucco can last more than 50 years, subject to the local climate and periodic maintenance.
Stucco work is quite versatile. You can apply it easily to both concrete masonry as well as wood frame buildings. It gives you great control over the color of the end product as it can be mixed conveniently to get exactly the color that you want. This makes it different and more versatile than other types of siding, which are only available in the manufacturer’s predetermined color palettes. In fact, even if you later decide you want to change the look, you can easily change it according to your need as well. Moreover, stucco can create a suitable base for other exterior artistic projects, like wall murals. It is a great choice of you want your home to reflect a modern or south-western style. It is also great for people who wish to replicate construction materials that are significantly pricier. If you want to emulate the elegance of granite or marble, stucco siding may be your finest bet.
Stucco is porous and adheres well to concrete and masonry surfaces.
Stucco is made from cement, lime, and silica, which is applied in several layers over wood or metal lath. These layers form a concrete shell around your house and so, a stucco home requires less energy to keep it cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
Stucco installation is quick, works on many different kinds of homes, and gives you greater power over the exterior decor of your house. Even though stucco is applied in several coats, it may take as little as a day or two to install.
Reduced sound transmission:
If you are living in a noisy neighborhood or near a freeway interchange, getting a stucco done on your walls will not only make it look beautiful, but keep out external sounds, giving you peace and quite in your abode.
Resistance to fire and contamination:
Stucco is also fire retardant, and in quite a few cases, saved homes from being situations it has saved homes from being destroyed in forest fires. It is also resistant to rotting, mildew, and molds, giving it an extended life, especially in humid areas.
Stucco can be a gorgeous feature that can enhance the look of your home, but it must be kept in god condition to avoid delamination and cracking. MBH Roofing and Waterproofing has a team of knowledgeable contractors in New Your and New Jersey, who have the knowledge, tools and resources to get the job done properly and in good time. Here are some of the Stucco services that we provide.
Top quality Stucco Repair Services:
Though stucco is a resilient form of covering, it can be vulnerable to potential issues. For example, weather and faulty application techniques may cause carrying degrees of damage. We can do all kinds of stucco repairs, be it small hairline cracks or delamination, our skilled stucco experts have got it under control.
Installation of Stucco Siding
Stucco siding brings amazing versatility to your home. It is inexpensive, as well as highly user-friendly, in addition to making the outside walls of your home look beautiful. We also give our clients access to different varieties of stucco for their siding as well, be it a modern look or an old-fashioned one, or if you want a synthetic stucco, shell stucco or any other type, we run the gamut with our options for stucco finishes and textures.
We offer our convenient stucco waterproofing service by fixing all types of stucco concerns. Cracks may develop in the stucco because of building settling or direct damage to the external coating. Once water is able to breach the coating, whether through an opening in the stucco itself or from beneath its surface, fragile stucco can begin to buckle and crumble. So, stucco repairs should be carried out as soon as the problem becomes visible, as water damage only worsens with time. Stucco can be applied to masonry such as brick or stone, or wood which can also be damaged by moisture infiltration. Damage to the stucco itself leads to further moisture infiltration that exacerbates the deterioration of the finish.
We, at MBH Roofing and Waterproofing assure you of quality service that you can trust as well as superior workmanship by some of the most experienced, skilled and professional contractors in New York and New Jersey. We aim for 100% satisfaction with our stucco services, because we know the importance of having satisfied customers.
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