Stucco Contractors Orlando, FL
When homeowners and home builders in Orlando consider siding, they may think of fiber-cement, brick, wood or vinyl. But there is a siding form that has been in existence for centuries, which provides a stylish, unique siding for your home. This is called stucco. Unlike the other types of finishes, it can equally apply over wood-sheathed and masonry homes. And at Orlando Stucco Contractors, it is our specialty.
Stucco is just a variety of concrete laid over several layers to make a strong bond to the wall of a building. It’s popular for several reasons, including its attractive appearance, low cost and ability to breathe in humid climates.
Stucco is a cement mixture made up of Portland cement, sand, limestone, water and other additives to make the materials stronger and more flexible. The outermost layer of it can be painted and usually is. For stucco to work properly, you'll need solid layers below it to give it an adequate base.
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The best place to install stucco is over a concrete masonry finish. This surface is more stable and less likely to expand and contract and carry out other movements that may cause the stucco to crack. Although stucco finish can be applied over wood-sheathed homes, you'll need additional reinforcements.
While applying it over a concrete masonry, a scratch coat is required below the stucco finish to serve as a base layer that scratches horizontally with the comb-like tool. It is totally different with wood-sheathed buildings. The wood sheathing doesn't provide a solid base for the stucco finish. You'll have to use other waterproof building papers to layer it. A lath is also needed to provide the grip for the coat to hang onto.
How Our Stucco Contractors Install Stucco
Prepare the Surface
Our professionals apply stucco directly over solid surfaces, but only if the surface has a rough texture and can absorb water. If the wall is nonabsorbent, we begin by thoroughly washing the surface.
Wet the Surface
Preferably we wet the surface with a fog spray right before we apply the first plaster coat. This can reduce the amount of water the wall absorbs from the plaster and improve the suction bond, preventing it from drying prematurely.
Mix the Scratch Coat
Our experience has taught us that plastic cement that has been mixed with lime is the best to work with. We combine them with plastic sand to have the best result.
Apply the Scratch Coat
Next, we make use of a notched trowel to create shallow, horizontal lines over the perpendicular wall. The groves we create will help the coat bind to the surface.
After a few hours, we apply the brown coat With this cement surface, there's no need to wait for the coat to completely cure. As soon as the scratch coat is hard enough to resist cracking, we trowel on the second brown coat to have a stronger bond.
As the brown coat cures, we keep it moist Over the next 2 days, it is important to keep the stucco coat moist. We return to fog or mist the surface once a day if the relative humidity of air is less than 70 percent.
Apply the Finish Coat
For achieving high quality results, our team at Orlando Stucco Contractors makes use of a texture roller since we are experienced enough with applying textured finishes.
Benefits of Stucco
Whether you are trying to buy a new home or want to renovate your existing structure, stucco has several benefits such as: It can be tinted as well as textured It costs less compared to other sliding styles It provides a tight seal for the house.
The installation of stucco is quick and works on different kinds of buildings It is resistant to insects and fire Low cost of maintenance
However, it's not easy to repair stucco finish. For the best performance and appearance, an experienced professional stucco repair is required. There are limited do-it-yourself options for stucco as it is very difficult to do without a lot of experience.
It can be a challenge hiring stucco contractors in Orlando. Even at that, there are various pricing factors involved in stucco installation. The average cost of stucco can be summed up in a general range of particular stucco application and the kind of material the stucco is applied to. There are various types of stuccos, and different techniques of finishing.
This means that the materials interior stucco contractors in Orlando use can widely vary in cost. Exterior stucco contractors in Orlando who apply new stucco on masonry or concrete surfaces will charge a little lower than the general average.
At Orlando Stucco Contractors, we guarantee highest quality of work at the best price. Contact us today to request a free estimate.