Matching an existing product or blending new with old, when performing stucco repairs, is one of the most challenging, tedious and yet rewarding tasks for me to approach. While I cannot go into a job guaranteeing 100% color and texture matching, I can guarantee that I will give it my best.
“Acrylic” is a finish which is also a three coat system over paper and wire lath with two concrete layers and a smooth textured acrylic finish. The smoother finish is created by the 1-3mm aggregate, (different sizes create a different look – though they look the same from a distance), within the finish product. NOTE: It is essential to insure your stucco contractor is using an elastomeric finish rather than the more common product meant for the EIF system. The elastomeric coating permits more stretching of the finish coat allowing the bridging of the hairline cracking inherent in a cement stucco system. This type of stucco has all the benefits of the California style but with the added benefits of limitless color choices and reduction in visible hairline cracking. It also provides a look that is widely considered to be more modern.
“EIFS” stands for Exterior Insulating Finishing System and – as the name implies – adds insulating value to your home or commercial building. The EIF system offers unlimited color and design potential. Custom profiles of all sizes and design can be added to beautify any structure – be it residential or commercial – and at a price that defies its stone or concrete counterparts. Another “huge” factor in choosing an EIF system is that it virtually eliminates any form of cracking – when properly applied.
Over the last several decades’ stone “facades” or “veneers”, both manufactured and natural, have become increasingly popular and affordable due to improved technologies. There is now a virtually unlimited supply of choice of stone, in both color and design.
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