14. July 2015 · Comments Off on Should You Get Stucco Siding? · Categories: Uncategorized

When you build a new home, there are always a lot of things to consider. How big should the house be? What style should it be in – bungalow, 2 story, ranch style, or split level? You also need to consider what color you want and what kind of siding you want.

At Riowalk, we mostly build our homes with stucco siding. Stucco has a number of advantages over other types of siding such as brick and vinyl. Sure it cost more than vinyl, but it looks dramatically better. If you drive through a neighborhood with vinyl siding you will get the impression that the area is less desirable and usually the yards are not as well kept. This is primarily because stucco is quite a lot more expensive and anyone that has a large stucco home will probably take a lot more pride in their yards and be more concerned about curb appeal.

However, we do build in some communities that are mostly vinyl since we also want to help people with less money get into a home. Vinyl is a great product for starter homes that your typical first time buyer would be able to afford. It can look good and is available in many different colors. It is a very durable product that helps keep the cost down and makes home ownership easier for more people.

Another reason to get stucco is for it’s excellent insulating properties that help to keep your house cool in the summer and warm in the winter. It is also pretty much maintenance free and can be painted if you decide you are tired of the original color. If you already have vinyl siding and want to dramatically upgrade the look of your home, you can hire a reputable stucco contracting company to transform your house into the best looking home in the neighborhood. However, you want to be careful not to go overboard by spending too much money on the job, since you may not get your money out of this type of renovation. This is because you may have upgraded your home too much compared to the rest of the houses on your block. Will someone want to pay an extra twenty thousand dollars for your home when compared to all the rest?

Take your time and do your research if you are thinking of redoing your siding in stucco or any other type of finish. Another option is to just sell your existing vinyl home and build a brand new home with us. That way you get exactly what you want and you don’t have to worry about the hassles of renovations that could drag on for months and you could end up hiring a bad contractor.

Here is a very good video that explains what you should do to prepare for your stucco around windows and doors.