What Are Stucco Exterior Insulation Finish Systems?


Stucco is a thick coating that is made of sand, water, and cement. It is a finish that later can be painted any colour you want. Many use it as an exterior finish on a building because of its many advantages. 

Stucco will not only make your home exterior look great and timeless, but it will provides a lot of benefits for everyone. A “stucco exterior insulation finish system” is just a fancy way to say “stucco” for the exterior finish of a building.

This blog goes over the benefits of stucco exterior finish systems.


The stucco exterior is very durable, requires little maintenance, is easy to repair, and can last up to 50 years. Because stucco contracts and expands with the changing weather, this makes it less likely to crack. And if that was not enough, stucco exterior insulation finish systems are fire resistant and also resistant to mold and mildew.


Stucco is very easy to maintain.  Really, it just needs to be power washed when needed. You can also clean it with soap and water. It will not need to be repainted frequently, but it is possible to repaint it in order to change the look or style of your building.

Stucco Exterior Insulation Finish Adds Value to your House

Stucco can add value to your home for different reasons. Because a stucco exterior has some insulation qualities and can help regulate the energy consumption in a building, it is a type of exterior that can lower your energy bill. Also, since it is fire and mold resistant, those are just more its attractive features.

Easy to Install

A stucco exterior finish is quick to install. One of its big benefits is that stucco can be applied over top of other existing exterior finishes. It is not necessarily required to remove another exterior in order to apply stucco.

Choice Stucco Ltd. provides quality stucco application and repair to residential, strata, and commercial properties throughout the greater-Vancouver area. If you have any questions about this article or would like to talk to us about stucco, please call us at (604) 614-7552.


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