I've got a 1993 stucco house, and the stucco is coming off! Only problem is that finding an alternative design to replace stucco is not an easy swap. Pic attached....any ideas?
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DanH and Sweet _Tea.
OMG. Not aluminum siding.! When I lived in detroit, I bought this 1928 English Tudor. And I spent a great deal of time taking off the aluminum siding and restoring the natural stucco and brick exterior. Houses should have natural exteriors. And aluminum is not one of them! Besides the house looks too nice.
White is poison to a picture! Use it only in highlights.
Peter Paul Rubens. 1577-1640.
I would add: don't use white in architecture either, except rarely and sparingly.
Fuggedaboutit. Sweet Tea turned sour on us almost immediately -- has never been back.
Oh. I am two months late in replying. I just saw stucco and I had to respond. Maybe she does not know what kind of material she has. But it seems unlikely it is real stucco, by the photo. Wrong house style. Too green a climate. Real stucco just does not fall off.
(Would help to know where you live, and whether this is (by some miracle) "real" stucco, or one of the stucco paint over foam board variants.)
Is this house covered with real stucco, that is: wire mesh and several coats of the real stuff?
or is it synthetic?
Where is the house located?
Where I live, every house is real stucco. So I have quite a bit of experience dealing with it.
My guess is the home is covered with foam, then acrylic coating is applied over it.
It can be fixed with the same method as constructed. Chances are it will re-occur at other places over time.
If you want new exterior finish, remove the EIFIS and replace it with real stucco. Add a few trim details and the house will have a real curb appeal. The longer you wait the more it will cost
Aluminum cheapens the look. And vinyl siding would look horrible.
Take pictures and incorporate it in a photoshop on the computer and play around with materials (Hardiboard and stucco, "stone" veneers and stucco).
If you want to keep the house for a longer time, you cannot go wrong with the real stucco
My home in souther Ohio had real brick and "real" lime & mortar stucco. Stucco fell off dormers due to hot summers, cold winters and the expansion different from the metal lath ( house built in 1917 as a bungalow with walls 3 bricks thick on 14 inch concrete basement walls). I replaced with cement board ( Hardie board) resembling the former stucco. Has now been 25 years and have had no problems. Choice was made bacause of National Register of Historic Places. Have had numerous "looks great" comments from so called "preservationists" that haven't realized the change I made.
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