THE TRADITIONAL LOOK OF STUCCO FOR SOUTHWESTERN CHARM!
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Stucco is the ideal material for exterior walls on home and businesses in the Southwest. Dreamstyle Stucco is the most durable and affordable stucco product.
The dry, harsh climate of the desert can take a toll on most exterior siding products. Intense sun, steady winds, temperature changes, UV rays, and gritty sand can cause wood, vinyl, cement, or aluminum siding to deteriorate rapidly. But one siding material has been proven to have what it takes to stand up to our wind and weather: stucco.
For centuries, stucco has been the primary choice for siding in New Mexico, Arizona, and Texas. Recent advances in composition make stucco an even better choice today, especially when you choose Dreamstyle Stucco for your home or business.
Our exclusive Dreamstyle Stucco siding product is available in a wide array of finishes, from smooth to highly textured, as well as a range of colors that gives you a broad palette from with to choose. Our exterior design experts will help you select the formulation, finish, and color that will provide the best performance and value for your stucco application.
So many textures to choose from…
Textures convey many different architectural impressions. With the right products and application techniques, it is possible for applicators to create unique textured surfaces. El Rey offers a wide range of textured finishes to achieve a range of styles from ultra smooth to rugged, along with coarse textures and swirl options. The samples below represent the variety of textures El Rey offers.
Q. Can you clean Stucco?
A. No, not very well. Because of the porosity in stucco, dirt and pollutants become impregnated in stucco over time and cannot be removed effectively.
Q. Can you fix cracks in Stucco?
A. YES we can. Normally we fix cracks when we are performing a recoating job and changing the color. Most hairline cracks are not serious. If the structure has been previously painted, the cracks are usually in the material that was used during the painting and not in the stucco. Our sales representatives can advise you on corrective actions.
Q. How long does a stucco job usually last?
A. Stucco is typically good for 15 years, depending on environmental conditions. Some colors that do not show dirt may have a longer life and are more maintenance-free.
Q. Can you match textures?
A. YES. There is no problem in doing so.
Q. Can stucco be applied in extremely cold temperatures or during very dry weather?
A. Typically, stucco work is done when the consistent temperature is over 40 degrees. Anything below that will affect the curing process. Freezing will occur and your stucco finish will probably be inferior or fail. Extremely dry temperatures are not a problem. The layers of stucco are sprayed with water for one or more days to keep a level of moisture within the stucco while it cures, a process known as “moist curing.” If the stucco dries too quickly, the chemical hardening (“hydration”) will be incomplete resulting in a weaker and brittler stucco.
Q. How long will it take to do a conventional stucco job?
A. There are many variables involved in determining the time line on completing your stucco project. A lot depends on the condition of your current stucco, time of year, the amount of repairs requried and the size of your building. The first step is to prepare your building with water blasting and patching. The second phase is to apply a “scratch coat” to give your new stucco finish a good base. The third process or “brown coat” is used to level the surface. The final step or “color coat” is applied once the initial phases have properly cured. From start to finish, a typical home can take up to two weeks to complete.