One of the bigger trends within the world of exterior house design is stucco. This detailing is a siding material made of a particular (mainly Portland) cement, lime, water, and sand. Although this may seem like a niche task for a contractor, there are plenty of qualified contractors for the job, however, the best stucco contractors are found at Exterior By Design.
Is Stucco Right For Your Home?
You are perhaps wondering if your house is a ‘stucco house’, or whether or not your business is in need of stucco. In order to determine such a detail, you need to think of the advantages of stucco.
- Stucco Is Great for Weatherproofing Your Home
With stucco on the outside of your home, it is simple to keep up a steady temperature in your home, regardless of what the mercury understands outside. Its vital productivity is one of the principal reasons stucco is such a mainstream siding decision for homes given its extraordinary warmth.
- Stucco Adds Beauty and Elegance to Your House’s Exterior
The smooth, customary, aesthetic look of stucco as a siding material is difficult to beat. Add to that the many ways in which stucco can be customized, and it can without much of a stretch be changed into one of the most inventive, and creative, siding applications.
Check out our portfolio for some stucco design inspirations.
Stucco is applied in three coats over what is called a ‘lathe base’, and thus provides a durable, solid and entirely seamless home exterior. And as mentioned before there are many advantages of stucco including a natural resistance to fire, long-lasting durability, and very low maintenance for home and business owners. There are traditional options and more modern options for stucco available.
- Traditional Stucco Options
Should you choose the traditional method (over top of mesh) of installing this siding material it will involve applying the aforementioned mixture over a wire, mesh or what is known as a wood lathe. The traditional stucco siding typically contains an expansive, acrylic-polymer finish, which often will expand and contract with the ever-changing weather. This process helps to keep cracks in the material to a minimum and means that the siding can last up to 50 years before it will need to be replaced.
- Modern/Synthetic Stucco Options
The more modern stucco is often referred to as Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS). An acrylic-polymer coat of styrofoam based stucco is sprayed, or applied, onto a base of fibreglass mesh and foam board insulation. EIFS virtually never cracks, and it gives your home extra insulation as well. It is a little more expensive than the traditional stucco finish, and EIFS is more vulnerable to high impacts, such as hail or woodpecker damage than traditional stucco siding.
At Exterior By Design, we are proud to offer many stucco siding services pertaining to the installation and removal of stucco including:
- Stucco repair
- Stucco wall installation
- House exterior stucco
Our talented team of contractors will cover any and all stucco needs and wants that you have for your residence or commercial space.
Why Choose Exterior By Design For Stucco Toronto?
Trained, knowledgeable and experienced are three ways to describe the contractors available for your stucco project in Toronto at EBD. Our company was established in 2001 and since then has provided Canadian homes with quality work, guaranteeing satisfied customers especially with our knowledge of how to paint stucco. We handle every aspect of the stucco and stone application process from beginning to end so you do not have to worry about a thing.
EXTERIOR DESIGN CONTRACTORS:
STUCCO, MOULDING & STONE
We handle every aspect of the stucco and stone application process from beginning to end. We have the knowledge and experience to handle any and all types of interior or exterior stucco jobs as well as natural and veneer stone applications. From stucco to stone masonry, trust the professionals with the experience and know how to get the job done right.
Style & Elegance
Exterior by Design has been a leading, top-quality Exterior Insulation Finish System (EIFS) contractor in the GTA for over 15 years. We are also experts with Specialty Coatings for floors and walls. Our work has been rigorously tested to always meet Canadian Building Code requirements, and we pride ourselves on being on the cutting edge of technology courtesy of our R&D lab in Woodbridge.
Beauty & Versatility
Our team is changing the face of architecture. We are seeing a growing trend in architects and buildings choosing acrylic coatings over traditional building systems, because our EIFS are recognized for superior efficiency and reduced moisture penetration. EIFS are cost competitive, virtually maintenance free, and flexible in colour, texture, dimension, and shape, allowing us to create new and exciting modern designs.
Artful & Modern
Using EIFS, we can create the rich, authentic look of fine stonework while incorporating bends, curves and other sculpted details. The freedom of design, flexibility, and versatility means we can bring you the perfect end result.
Strength & Prestige
Our team has worked with virtually every kind of facility, including hotels and retail complexes, terminal buildings, office buildings, restaurants, auditoriums, warehouses, schools, libraries, hospitals, condominiums, community centers, and performing arts centers.
Style & Innovation
Restoration is often a much more cost-effective option than demolition. Tired, old buildings can come alive with a brand new style with the Exterior by Design team. The cost, simplicity, value, and beauty of the restorations are bringing EIFS systems to the forefront of the modern age.
As opposed to concrete and brick exteriors that crack and break with building movement, EIFS systems are flexible enough to avoid this unsightly problem. Our systems are resilient enough to withstand rising or falling temperatures and absorb building movements.
Flexible & Water Resistant
Our EIFS texture coatings are made with 100% acrylic resin, making them flexible, resistant to fading, chalking and yellowing, and water beading. They are tinted with the best available pigments to ensure greater UV stability, and to bring you an unlimited array of colour choices. The coatings can be sprayed, rolled on, or trowel applied, and they are environmentally friendly.
Accent mouldings, quoins, columns, cornices, and arches are on the rise because they change the appearance of a home so dramatically. With Exterior by Design and EIFS you can have exactly what your heart desires.