Stucco (cement plaster) is an excellent traditional exterior cladding finish system. The basic stucco membrane is composed mainly of a combination of cementitious materials.
Stucco has been commonly and successfully used for many years on residential and commercial building projects throughout North America.
There are many reasons for the increase in the use of stucco in contemporary times, which include:
Versatility of design and aesthetic appeal Variety of finish styles and color Water resistance Performance in a wide range of climates, enduring of wet/dry and freeze/thaw cycles Fire-resistive properties Low maintenance and life-cycle cost ratio High abuse - and impact resistance
Stucco has proven its performance through long use and exposure to wet, cold and warm climates. The Northwest climate with low temperatures coupled with high humidity provide a environment well suited for stucco projects.