Exterior Stucco Texture Guide

February 8, 2018

Stucco has been trending over the past few years in the GTA since it is easy to maintain, has the ability to last for years and it is versatile enough to work with the appearance of any home. When it comes to stucco, you’ll have a variety of options to choose from in terms of the texture and desired finish. While some of the finishes are standard and are often seen on many homes, some are more customized and decorative in nature.

Standard Stucco Finishes

Sand or Float Finish – This type of finish appears grainy and can be applied with a coarse, medium or a fine texture.

Lace Finish – The lace finish provides a look of depth and has the ability to hide minor irregularities. This is a classic look that never goes out of style.

Dash Finish –This would be your finish of choice if you are looking for a rougher texture than what is found with the float or sand finish.

Scraped – This finish offers a smoother texture that is easy to clean and maintain.

Other decorative finishes include the cat face, the worm, the trowel sweep, the briar, the comb and the Santa Barbara finish. They all have their own distinctive look and while some boast a more contemporary appearance, others present an exquisite Mediterranean or traditional style.

The stucco may be applied to the entire exterior of the home or you may just want to apply it in sections. The finish can be customized according to the overall look you are trying to achieve. Our professional craftsmen are dedicated to detail and can design unique elements for specific sections or structures.

If you don’t know where to start when it comes to the texture and finish of your home using stucco, please feel free to give us a call at (416) 827-8681.

Increase Your Market Value

November 27, 2017

When your house doesn’t look appealing from the outside it will quickly turn away the most prospective buyers. The exterior of your home is like the gift wrap of a present and when it doesn’t look good it will be difficult for home viewers to really appreciate everything that the inside of your home has to offer. You can significantly increase the market value of your home by using stucco.

Stucco Looks Great

Choose the texture and colour you want to complement the architectural features of your house. You can choose from swirled, smooth, pebbled and raked textures and specific colours can be pre-mixed according to your preferences. Not only will your home look great once the stucco has been added but it will continue to look just as good down the road. Stucco can last for 50 years or longer and continue to look as good as the day it was first installed with minimal cleaning.

Stucco is a time-honoured and proven material that will make your home look fantastic, help with your energy bills and increase your home’s value. To find out more about the advantages of using stucco please visit our website at prashants8.sg-host.com or feel free to give us a call at (416) 827-8681 if you have any questions at all.

Stucco and How It Adds Value to Your Home

If you’re considering a new makeover for the exterior of your home you should take a closer look at stucco in order to increase the market value of your home, to create an amazing curb appeal and to increase your home’s energy efficiency. With so many advantages, it simply makes sense to use stucco for your residence to receive all of the short-term and long-term benefits

Energy Efficiency

Stucco acts as a shell with enhanced thermal resistance that reduces infiltration and air loss, which are the primary causes of increased energy bills. Stucco is also resistant to pests, rot, mildew and mold, and will help maintain the integrity of the structure for many years to come.