If asked to compare two items, say, coffee and tea, you could easily find similarities–both can be served hot or cold, both can be made by a similar process. Yet, the differences are equally noticeable and significant; most obviously the taste and ingredients, while similar are not the same. This idea is comparable to the plaster vs stucco debate. Although, they have a similar process and appearance, they are quite different. Plaster vs Stucco: Let’s Start with What’s the Same While stucco and plaster do have key … [Read more...] about Plaster vs Stucco: What’s the Difference?
Vinyl siding is a type of siding often used on homes in the northeast. But if you’re looking to take your home’s exterior from basic to breathtaking, Ai Restoration has three brilliant recommendations for siding alternatives. Striking Siding Alternatives Stucco: To give your home an elegant facelift, stucco is an appealing choice for many homeowners. Stucco is great for your forever home or for a home you hope to resell some day. Stucco is a durable, energy-efficient, and water-resistant exterior, as long as … [Read more...] about Siding Alternatives for When You’re Tired of Vinyl
Whether you’re considering stucco finish options for your forever home or for a home that you plan to resell, there are a variety of popular texture choices. Here, we will explore the benefits of traditional finishes, as well as some up-and-coming trends in stucco. Stunning Stucco Finish Options Stucco is a classic and stylish exterior, which is why so many home and business owners choose it. Here are a few different options for stucco finishes: For Classic Elegance, Try the Lace Finish The lacy look is the … [Read more...] about Stucco Finish Options: Popular Texture Choices
From a distance, faux stucco siding and traditional stucco appear similar. But if you look closer, you’ll discover there are key differences. In this blog, the experts at Ai Restoration explain faux, or synthetic, stucco siding and traditional stucco. Faux Stucco: What’s it made of? Faux stucco is made of acrylic resin, with sand added for texture. How is it installed? Faux stucco siding is applied in four layers. The base layer is foam insulation board. The layer of synthetic stucco comes next. Third, … [Read more...] about Faux Stucco Siding vs. Traditional Stucco: Explained
When deciding on vinyl siding vs stucco, there are more than just two choices. Vinyl siding comes in a multitude of types and styles, and stucco can be synthetic or hand mixed. Here, we’ll discuss a few points of comparison for these popular installation choices: vinyl siding and traditional stucco. Vinyl Siding vs Stucco: How Do They Measure up? Aesthetics: The look you want to achieve is really a matter of your own personal style. If you prefer a more natural or traditional look, stucco is a … [Read more...] about Vinyl Siding Vs. Stucco: Which One Is Right For You?
Both stucco and stone have a more natural look. Together, they create an aesthetic that both stands the test of time and catches a lot of attention in today’s housing market. If you already have a stucco home and are ready to restore, consider adding stone veneer for an intriguing addition. If you’re considering moving away from siding into stucco and stone, read on to find out what stucco and stone homes have to offer. Looking for some inspiration? Check out one of the stucco and stone homes we remediated. The … [Read more...] about Stucco and Stone Homes: A Timeless Appeal
Trying to choose between stucco or siding? We're here to break down what makes each a fine choice, depending on your needs and preferences. The Benefits of Stucco When stucco is installed properly by stucco experts like Ai Restoration, it's beautiful and cost-effective. Aesthetically, stucco has a classic appeal while allowing homeowners to add their individual preferences by choosing from various finishes. Stucco is also resistant to the extremely hot and cold temperatures of the Northeast, and it's … [Read more...] about Ask the Experts: Is Stucco or Siding Better?
Stucco can be beautiful as siding on a home, but it can be a difficult material to repair if it gets damaged. Often, problems such as mold and rot can’t be seen from the outside, but are present underneath the stucco. Leaving these damaging factors alone for too long can lead to greater deterioration. Stucco siding repairs should be completed as soon as possible by stucco experts such as the craftsmen at Ai Restoration. We provide the experience and skill necessary to complete stucco siding repairs quickly and … [Read more...] about Make Stucco Siding Repairs Sooner Rather Than Later
If you are thinking about buying a stucco home, or replacing your siding material with stucco, you may have a lot of questions about whether or not it’s the right choice for you and your family. You’ve probably seen many stucco homes throughout the Mercer County area, but it’s hard to get a good idea of the material’s strengths and weakness from just a glance. That’s why getting the lowdown from an expert is the best way to find out if a stucco home is right for you. Ai Restoration is Mercer County’s top stucco … [Read more...] about What to Expect When Choosing Stucco
When a stain or crack appears on your stucco, your first instinct may be to pull out a paint can and cover the mark up with a few coats of a new color. But beware! Although painting your stucco might seem like a simple and handy solution, stucco professionals do not recommend it. There are many reasons why it can be harmful to the breathable, robust material homeowners all over our area love. Let Ai Restoration explain why! Ai Restoration is a stucco repair company in Somerset County and our skilled craftsmen … [Read more...] about Why You Shouldn’t Paint Your Stucco