The terms “plaster” and “stucco” are used interchangeably so often that you may have thought they were one and the same. Both materials are intended to provide a clean finish to your home. They both also require professional application. In some cases, both materials have similar composition. How are they possibly different then?
A Question of Strength
Although both are durable materials, stucco is often a better choice over plaster. Whether traditional or synthetic, stucco has proven to be more durable and, as such, is used by exterior home remodeling services teams for outdoor applications more than plaster is.
A Matter of Choice
A huge advantage of using stucco is simply having a choice. Stucco comes in a traditional form known as cement stucco. It provides excellent protection during extreme weather conditions. It is, however, prone to cracking and requires more maintenance than its synthetic counterpart.
Stucco also comes in synthetic form, more commonly known as EIFS (Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems). This type of stucco is installed as several layers meant to provide insulation and as water-resistant barriers at the same time. It is also easier to maintain. If you notice any sign of moisture seeping into your EIFS system you can simply call in a stucco repair services team to help you out.
Ease of Application
Where plaster outshines stucco is in its versatility. Stucco requires a base over which to apply the necessary layers. Plaster, on the other hand, can be smoothed over almost any type of surface.
At Enchantment Roofing Services, we have highly trained experts in gutters guard installation, stucco repair and roof maintenance. As far as stucco systems go, we can show you which stucco system is best for your home as well as offer restoration services for both traditional and synthetic systems. Call us at (505) 780-4616. We serve homeowners located in Taos and Santa Fe, NM.
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