Stucco provides a long-lasting finish for a home. Maintain this finish properly by regularly washing it, removing mold and repairing minor damage, even if only cosmetic. With care, stucco continues to protect a home for ... More »

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The tools and materials needed to apply stucco to a home's exterior depends on the material currently on the outside of the home. For example, applying stucco to wood requires 15-pound roofing felt, 17-gauge metal nettin... More »

Ryland Homes focuses on building customized new homes for first-time homebuyers, as well as first and second-time moveup buyers. The company is a homebuilder that operates across 18 different states as of 2015. More »

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The primary disadvantage of exterior insulation and finish systems, also known as synthetic stucco, is that they trap moisture, which leads to rotting wood or gypsum sheathing, and promote mold and mildew growth. Proper ... More »

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To build a home from straw bales, create a trench with gravel for the foundation, stack straw bales connected with stakes for the walls, build a roof with plywood and tarp, and seal the walls with stucco or clay plaster.... More »

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The six most popular types of home siding are vinyl, wood, brick, stucco, stone and fiber-cement. Each has its own benefits and downfalls. More »

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Many siding brands offer fiber cement products that look like stucco, including James Hardie and MaxiPanel. This siding option gives the appearance of stucco found in Tudor and Spanish-style architecture, but with the du... More »

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