With the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) prediction that in the “near-normal” hurricane season in 2019, between two and four major hurricanes are expected, will your home be ready by then? Have you upgraded your house defenses, or simply retrofitted to protect your investment against natural disasters?
Smith Plastering, Florida’s trusted and certified expert in exterior and interior finishes of homes, offers why there is a need for installing stucco and its benefits for your house against any storm or hurricane disasters.
What is Stucco?
Stucco is a type of plaster and commonly used on the exterior and interior of a building. Traditional stucco is made using lime, sand, and water, which is extremely strong and durable. However, in today’s modern construction, the most commonly used is made using Portland Cement, sand and water. Stucco is applied to a building using a wire framework or directly on cement surfaces to adhere more easily and is usually applied in several layers.
What are the benefits of Stucco?
Benefit No. 1: Weather Resistant and Longer Lasting
Stucco is one of the most durable siding alternatives available when it comes to exterior finishes, as it can withstand different weathering conditions and both hot and cold temperatures. With the right applications, it may last for over 50 years, as it can expand, contract, and resist temperature changes from snow, rains, and winds.
Benefit No. 2: Free of Maintenance
When it comes to home improvement costs and expenses, stucco is perfectly a cost-saver compared to other materials like sidings. Stucco does not need repainting or re-installation, and the best part is that there is no need to worry about the upkeep of its finish.
Benefit No. 3: Fire-Proof / Decay-Resistant
Besides being durable, stucco is also fire-resistant. By adding only on any surface, whether it be brick, wood or any other material, a one-inch layer of stucco could effectively add a one-hour fire rating to a wall.
Also, stucco is resistant to mold and mildew. Over time, it does not crumble or flake and is highly suitable to different types of climates.
Benefit No. 4: Adds More House Value and Aesthetic Style
Stucco’s popularity and classic style will surely increase your house value. It is ideally best for future investments when you plan to put your home up for sale. Stucco has several designs available, with different textured options to choose from, like coarse, pebbled, raked, smooth and swirled, where options of creative styles are unlimited.
Benefit No. 5: Energy-Efficient
Stucco finishing can save you money from monthly energy bills, by acting as a thermal insulator that maintains the desired temperature for your home or business. It is ideally best during winter where it can reduce your heating bills by acting as a double-layered insulator.
Hurricane season is here, so hurry up and call Smith Plastering, Inc., for your home improvement and protection against natural disasters. You can contact us at 239-594-7537; we can provide stucco services in Naples, stucco upgrades and be your Naples stucco company and also as a Stucco contractor Naples for your Stucco services in Naples, Florida.