Should I Try To Stucco My Home Myself?

Should I try to stucco my home myself? Because there are so many factors to stuccoing a home, it is best to call in a professional. I would always recommend that a professional does something like stucco....

I would always recommend that a professional does something like stucco. It is masonry and it is a trade. It is a concrete based finish. Masonry products, including stucco and concrete, are very, very rigid and stiff. They have very little flexibility. So, stucco application is different for different systems. Some systems might have Fiberglas that's applied to the face of the sheathing. Others might have a metal. These are meant to reinforce the stucco, and it also helps give it some flexibility. Depending on the size of the stucco panel, sometimes expansion joints need to be built into it. This way it can flex a little without cracking. There has to be a craftsman like application, just like the finish on dry wall. It takes a good craftsman to do stucco right.

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