Stucco or siding wall ?

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Old 10-21-02, 09:16 AM
Be Van Truong
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Stucco or siding wall ?

Please somebody help !
I'm in the process of building a new house and I would like to have your idea of should I build stucco wall or siding wall ? I like the appearance of the stucco, I also heard that stucco is lifetime maintenance free. Is that right ? Anotherhand, some contractor told me that before building the stucco wall for me, they want me to sign an agreement that I will seal/caulk the wall annually. That sounds more maintenance than the siding wall. What is the advantage of stucco wall vs siding ?
I would appreciate very much if you give me your idea or suggesstion.
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Old 11-02-02, 09:52 AM
TheUglyMug
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Im not sure if you can do this, but if it is possible it would be beautiful! Check with a concrete contractor who does decorative concrete finishes. I know you can pour a concrete wall, but if its possible to stamp it or acid stain it that would be really interesting! I know you can do this on patios and pool areas, Im just not sure if you can on a wall. Stucco does need care after install. Any time your contractor wants you to sign off on something it is probably not a good idea to do it. Do a search on concrete acid staining and you will see tons of great photos.
 
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Old 11-12-02, 08:34 AM
Be Van Truong
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Thanks for your idea. It's very interesting.
 
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