Over the years, stucco has remained an important part of the construction industry—its popularity with homebuilders continues to increase.
When thinking about what materials to use for any project, you usually weigh the pros and cons: how expensive it is, how durable it is, how many choices you have, etc. Here are seven fun facts about stucco that will make the choice to choose stucco easy.
Did you know that stucco is fire-resistant? Stucco is made from cement, sand, and lime, and when it hardens it becomes a durable and fire-resistant material. With multiple coats applied over the wire lath, it allows for the product to create a one-hour fire rating to a wall.
Stucco also happens to be one of the most durable materials for homes—not only is it fire resistant, but it is also resistant to rot, mold, and impact. However, humid and rainy environments could be the downfall to some stucco projects—in these conditions, stucco can become oversaturated and could cause damage to the materials underneath the mesh. Always consider the climate you live in when building with stucco.
With seasons and weather constantly changing, energy bills always seem to be high. Luckily, some of this can be avoided with the use of insulated stucco— adding a layer of insulation behind your stucco is an easy and cost-effective way to help insulate your project and regulate temperature.
Extensive Color Options
There are many colors to choose from when working with stucco—companies like Dryvit have over 250 standard colors for customers to choose from! Jones Heartz is the Denver and Front Range exclusive distributor of Dryvit products and can help you create any color you may need with our color matching technology. When it comes to stucco colors and trends, the sky is the limit!
Interior Stucco Design
Stucco walls give homes a historic look and feel. However, the textures mixed with different design elements such as furniture and wood floors can help create whatever aesthetic taste or trend you’re looking for. An added bonus for interior design is that stucco helps hide imperfections like holes in the wall, chipped paint, small cracks, and patches, giving your project a clean and finished look.
Architectural Foam Shapes
Another perk of using stucco is that the architectural foam shapes allow you to add unique character to your project. Common uses for this include window trims, columns, and arches, but with a little imagination you can use it to create many creative designs to give your project a unique and personalized feel. If you are looking to add foam details to your project, Jones Heartz can help. With the latest CNC cutting technology in our foam shop, we can make you whatever shape you need.
Custom Finishes and Textures
Stucco finishes can be applied in a variety of finishes and textures to help you achieve whatever style you’re looking for, whether it’s traditional, modern, or anything in between. From smooth finishes up to a heavy knocked down texture, anything is possible when it comes to exterior finishes.
Contact a Denver Stucco Professional at Jones Heartz to Learn More
Now that you know more about the benefits of stucco, it’s time to make a choice and start building! At Jones Heartz, our local stucco professionals can provide you with a variety of options to choose from and help you decide what works best for your project. To learn more about stucco and our foam shop, contact Jones Heartz today to speak to an expert.