Advantages of Adding Vinyl Siding Over Stucco
Removing old stucco is an intensive and expensive process. Siding over stucco, on the other hand, is much less complicated and expensive. It lets you completely change the aesthetic of your home, and vinyl siding is available in a wide range of colors and styles. New siding will also weatherproof your home and insulate it, and this is an option even if your stucco is cracked or water damaged.
One of the many reasons vinyl siding is so popular is that the material is resistant to sunlight, rain, wind, and all of the other elements that barrage your home. Vinyl prevents moisture and pest penetration. It is not prone to mold or mildew, and it will not fade or crack for many decades to come.
Enhanced Curb Appeal
Stucco should be cleaned annually and repainted every five years or so in order to remain looking beautiful. We do recommend pressure washing vinyl siding once a year, but it never has to be repainted. Vinyl siding also offers many design choices due to all the types, styles, and colors available.
Stucco Walls Crack
Even well-maintained stucco walls crack over time, and repairing those cracks is an ongoing concern throughout the life of the stucco. Even hairline fractures, which are not serious from a water intrusion perspective, completely undermine the look. When you invest in vinyl, that problem goes away.
Water Damage on Stucco
Another issue with stucco is that it is permeable, which makes it prone to water damage. While stucco is durable, it has to be constantly maintained. If water damage is not corrected, it will worsen over time. That damage will undermine the stucco and eventually lead to more serious water damage. When you put vinyl siding over stucco, you create a seal that prevents any further water damage to your home.