651-212-4221
Dec 22, 2014
|

The Pros and Cons of Stucco Siding

There are lots of factors that contribute to your home’s curb appeal and one of the most noticeable components is your home’s siding.  One of the more unique ways to side your home is with stucco.  Here’s a crash course on the benefits & drawbacks of using this product on your home’s exterior.

What is Stucco Siding?

Stucco is a combination of cement, sand, and lime that can be applied to the home’s exterior instead of traditional siding.
home with stucco siding

The Advantages of Stucco Siding

Fire Resistant

Stucco is recognized for its natural fire resistance, something that may result in lowered homeowner’s insurance premiums.

Insulation

Stucco is an effective insulator, helping to keep your house cool in the summer and warm in the winter, something that will keep your energy bills in check.

Versatility

You have endless choices when it comes to color and pattern.

Longevity

Stucco is renowned for its permanence and when carefully cared for, it can last for years to come.

Gutter guards installed on a stucco home by Lindus Construction.

The Disadvantages of Stucco Siding

Staining

When compared with other types of siding, stucco is more apt to show water & soil stains.

Installation

The installation of stucco is a strenuous process and the labor portion of the bill will be significant; this is not something that a weekend warrior should attempt.

Vulnerable to Water Damage

In order to keep stucco in the best possible condition, it should be kept moisture free.  It’s crucial that gutters and downspouts are properly placed in order to ensure that water is diverted away from the home.  Windows & doors must be sealed tightly so that water cannot penetrate the stucco.

Cracking

Just as concrete does, stucco expands and contracts, leading to cracking.  This can be repaired but at an expense to the homeowner.

Contact us today to see how Lindus Construction can update your home with stucco siding.

Twin Cities Siding Installation Projects:

Twin Cities Siding Installation Reviews:

"Lindus Construction did two projects for us: a siding project around the garage door and installing new gutters with LeafGuard®. Both teams were very professional and kept me informed on their progress. They were professional, courteous and on time while performing very high quality work. Very pleased with the work and highly recommend Lindus Construction."

Darold J.
Wayzata, MN
October 18, 2023

"The teams that installed our siding and replacement gutters did a great job and were hard workers. They completed the job in a timely manner, were respectful to our property, cleaned up well and thoroughly completed all of the requested tasks. Ben West helped solve several unique issues that came up during our siding installation and is an all-around great guy. Our sales guy, Jake Calleja, was always responsive and on top of everything. And, gave great design advice as well! Very happy with the results of this project." 

Nancy M.
Burnsville, MN
August 27, 2023

I was extremely pleased with the quality of work done by Lindus. They installed six large picture windows, replaced all my old siding with new LP® Smartside®, replaced the soffit and fascia, and installed their LeafGuard® Gutters. I highly recommend checking them out.  Their responsiveness, ability to make suggestions that met my needs, and professionalism were top notch. Pricewise, they were in the ballpark with competitors, maybe slightly more, but they're worth it." 

Ryan C.
Webster, WI
August 23, 2022

"Very pleased with work completed by Lindus. Lucas was very thorough in pulling together the estimate and siding/roofing work met our expectations. The crews also did a good job cleaning up the work site once their work was done. Would definitely recommend them."

Mary M.
Woodbury, MN
June 25, 2023

"We had Lindus install new LP SmartSide® and SeasonGuard Windows.  A great installation by professional crews. We could not be happier. Sure glad we went with Lindus!"

Mark S.
Brooklyn Park, MN
June 20, 2023

"I really appreciated all the help from Lindus through this work and the quality of workers that you have on your crews.  I really appreciated the work and cooperation!"

Marsha T.
New Prague, MN
June 7, 2023
Contact Us To Schedule A Complimentary Estimate. Receive A Heat Map Analysis With Insulation Estimates Through May 31st.
Some restrictions may apply. Call for details.