Finishing your exterior walls with stucco can be a difficult process when it comes to the winter months — in fact, fluctuating weather makes any outdoor remodeling project harder. However, the experienced team at Western Wall Finishes has you covered. We are able to apply stucco during any season. Find out more below. If you are looking into stucco for the exterior of your home, make sure that you call the experts. Get in touch with us for an estimate on your home remodeling service today!
Stucco in Winter? Here's What We Can Do
What is Stucco?
Stucco is a type of wall finish that has been used for centuries. It can be applied over many different types of building materials, including brick, stone, and concrete block — this is one of the main reasons that it has been utilized effectively for such an expansive period of time. It is made up of three layers: a base layer, a middle layer, and an exterior finish. The base layer is the first to be applied to the wall and should have an appropriate thickness so that it can support the other layers. The middle layer serves as a mortar which holds the stucco together and provides additional strength to the exterior finish. The exterior finish is applied last and brings the whole project together.
Heating the Materials
One of the prohibitive aspects of working with stucco is that in colder temperatures, it doesn’t always apply correctly. This is due to the components that go into it. Generally speaking, any temperature under 40 degrees can have a negative effect on the application and adhesion of your home’s exterior finish. So, when you work with our wall finishing company, you can be sure that we are heating all of the materials that we use on your home’s exterior. This ensures that it will be applied correctly and adhere to walls correctly so that it will maintain its durability. There are different ways in which this can be accomplished, but you should have a professional team there to do it right. Different heat sources and the temperature of the stucco can cause problems, so it is your best bet to let the experts handle the job.
When considering the application of stucco in lower temperatures, it is important to stay on your toes and adapt to different situations. For example, if the climate is particularly prohibitive during certain times of the day, the time that work should be conducted can be adjusted. Additionally, precautions like enclosures can be used in order to ensure that, not only is the material itself properly heated, but that the surfaces they are being applied to are also at a temperature where the stucco will take.
Checking Your Home’s Exterior
Even when taking extensive precautions with the stucco itself, other aspects of your home need to be taken into consideration. Winter weather can expose the exterior of your house to elements that will do it harm. Cracks, peeling, and other issues can pose problems when it comes to the longevity and durability of your stucco. Moisture can also have a largely negative effect on the application process, so it is crucial that the area is dry and protected from elements that can pose potential hazards. We will make every effort to ensure that every surface that we apply the product to is properly inspected, so you can rely on the integrity of your finish for years to come. In the end, you will be left with a beautiful texture on your home’s exterior that can also serve to help keep it protected.
Are you considering stucco for the exterior finish of your home, but are unsure of whether you are able to do it during the winter months? Make sure that you are working with a professional team that has extensive experience with the material and knows how it can be properly applied, no matter the season. Reach out to the experienced team at Western Wall Finished for more information about our services and an estimate for your home remodeling project now!