Stucco and Synthetic Stucco

Installation Details Are Crucial for Stucco and Synthetic Stucco

UPDATED 11/26/2012

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Stucco and Synthetic Stucco, including:

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  • Using materials

Traditional and modern formulas for stucco

Traditional modern stucco is a portland-cement plaster applied in three coats to a building exterior. Stucco is more expensive than some types of claddingMaterials used on the roof and walls to enclose a house, providing protection against weather. vinylCommon term for polyvinyl chloride (PVC). In chemistry, vinyl refers to a carbon-and-hydrogen group (H2C=CH–) that attaches to another functional group, such as chlorine (vinyl chloride) or acetate (vinyl acetate). and some types of wood, for example — but the surface is durable, vapor permeable, fire resistant, and suitable for any climate, with proper detailing. As long as the surface has been installed with details that address inward solar vapor drive and wind-driven rain, stucco should require little maintenance unless the surface is damaged.

There are many types of stucco claddings, but they can best be split into three primary types ...

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Fri, 03/16/2012 - 14:49

Response to Scott Russi
by Martin Holladay, GBA Advisor

There could be several problems.

First of all, both the SIP manufacturer and the EIFS manufacturer (or contractor) would have to agree that such an installation didn't violate the terms of the SIP warranty or the EIFS warranty.

Secondly, it's generally not a good idea to sandwich a material like OSB between two layers of vapor-impermeable foam.

Fri, 03/16/2012 - 14:36

EIFS over 8" SIP for zone 8 new home construction.
by Scott Russi

I am in planning stage for new home construction in AK. I plan to use 8" SIP for main and second floor. Would like to use EIFS for exterior cladding. I do not see any problems with this but am not a builder and suspect my builder may think little of this thought. Do you have recommendations on combining EIFS with SIP?

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