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Homeowners have been choosing stucco and EIFS (synthetic stucco) as a finishing method for their homes for years and years, but it’s recently become increasingly popular. It’s not hard to see why—stucco and EIFS have many benefits for homeowners, in addition to simply being visually appealing. At Castino Painting and Home Services, we’re proud to offer stucco and EIFS services to homeowners in the 60069 area of Lincolnshire, as well as across Chicagoland and the North Shore.
Why Choose Stucco or EIFS?
Besides looking great, stucco and EIFS have been used for centuries because it has many practical benefits. For instance, EIFS was used after World War II in Europe to repair broken and damaged stone and concrete, and has grown in popularity due to its ease of installation and energy efficiency. Both stucco and EIFS can also be applied to create a contemporary finish and to create the look of masonry or stone. Nowadays, millions of homes use stucco or EIFS as a finishing element instead of siding. If you’re considering it for your home, you’re in good company. While stucco was at one point thought of as a dated material, it’s become renewed in the way it is used these days, and provides a contemporary, modern look to the homes it adorns.
What is the Difference Between Stucco and EIFS?
Stucco is typically very hard and brittle, and sounds solid when tapped. EIFS is generally somewhat softer, and has a hollow sound when tapped. Both, however, are great choices for your home due to the aforementioned benefits. Stucco and EIFS are both durable and long lasting methods of finishing a home, however, if you’re not sure which would be best for your particular applications, one of the consultants at Castino Painting and Home Services would be happy to discuss the differences and benefits of choosing either stucco or EIFS for your home’s exterior.
At Castino Painting and Home Services, we are dedicated to providing high quality, professional home improvement services, including home painting and stucco/EIFS services, to homeowners in Lincolnshire, the North Shore, and across Chicago. For more information about the services we offer, feel free to call us anytime.