Choosing a Stucco Contractor in Surrey

by Bill Caros July 22nd, 2015 in Residential Stucco

What is Stucco? 

Stucco is a plaster mixture that is most commonly used as a finish on building exteriors. There are two types of stucco: traditional stucco, and synthetic stucco, also known as Exterior Insulation Finishing System (EIFS). Traditional stucco consists of a mixture of lime, sand and water, while EIFS is a multi-layered system.

Why Stucco Your Home?

As a siding, stucco has many advantages. It's durable and lasts for a long time. It is also low-cost and low-maintenance. It is one of the least expensive sidings to purchase and have professionally applied, and it doesn't need to be painted. Stucco is naturally fire resistant, as a result, some insurance companies offer discounts for stucco-sided houses. Stucco acts as a natural insulator and is excellent in both warm and cold climates.

How to Choose a Stucco Contractor in Surrey.

Once you decide on stucco as a siding, the next step is to choose a contractor.  Stucco can last a lifetime if applied properly, so you want references from any contractor in Surrey you are considering. 

The stucco finish is important because it determines the “look” of your siding. Not all stucco is created equal so look for high quality brands like Imasco. Have your contractor explain the finish options available, such as acrylic or rock dash stucco.

Ask a prospective contractor about their warranty.  Do they guarantee their workmanship, their product, and their installation?  Find out what the warranty includes and the length of time it covers. 

Lastly, rate their customer service beginning with how they answer your questions before you hire them.  Pick the Surrey contractor with both professional and customer service qualifications.  

Bill Caros has over 30 years experience in the stucco industry. As the owner of Choice Stucco Ltd, Bill provides quality stucco application and stucco repair to all of Vancouver Lower Mainland.


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