Frequently Asked Questions about Stucco Performance

What kind of fire rating does stucco provide?

What kind of fire rating does stucco provide? Portland cement-based plaster, commonly called stucco, has long been and continues to be a popular choice for finishes on buildings. It allows for a wide expression of aesthetics, is a cost effective finish, is durable in all types of climates (especially wet ones), and offers fire resistance. [...]

What kind of fire rating does stucco provide?2021-11-20T19:39:06-08:00

Are there any temperature restrictions to stucco installation?

Are there any temperature restrictions to stucco installation? For best performance, the temperature of newly applied stucco should be maintained at a minimum of 40 degrees Fahrenheit. In many cases, this can be achieved by heating the structure and covering the exterior surfaces. To prevent problems like flash set of plaster, fresh mixtures should not [...]

Are there any temperature restrictions to stucco installation?2021-11-20T19:36:21-08:00

How long does stucco last on a building?

While you can't really list the service life of stucco in a specific number of years, properly applied and maintained stucco, is as more durable than other commonly used cladding material. Its hard surface resists abrasion, and stucco can take a lot of physical abuse. It stands up to all sorts of climates, from cold [...]

How long does stucco last on a building?2021-11-20T18:29:08-08:00
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