Stucco Contractors: Colorado Springs
Stucco in Colorado Springs is becoming more and more popular! Many of today’s homeowners are looking for maintenance free solutions for the exterior surfaces of their homes, and stucco has emerged as one of the top choices. Stucco is color-fast, does not chip and peel, and adds a clean, modern look to a home’s exterior. Colorado’s harsh weather conditions and architectural styling have made stucco the obvious alternative to siding and brick exteriors. You can rely on Greg Unseth Painting and Exteriors as your Colorado Springs stucco contractors. We have been in business for over 38 years.
Begin your Stucco Home Improvement Project Today!
1. Schedule your free in-home consultation
2. Meet with our stucco experts to perform a walk through of you home discussing any of your stucco needs.
3. Receive a detailed proposal addressing the precise needs for your home.
Our Stucco Services Include:
• Full stucco applications
• Custom details and accents
• Repair and more
Our Stucco Process
Stucco over siding and brick is our practice. It is a science which has been perfected by our stucco contractors from years of experience and proven techniques. Greg Unseth Painting & Exteriors strives to give our customers the very best solutions when stuccoing their homes, and additional steps such as fiberglass mesh added to the base coat and the use of elastomeric finish coats ensure that our customers receive the quality they deserve. The typical stucco project will take approximately 2-3 weeks to complete from start to finish, and all permits and inspections will be adhered to throughout every stage of the project.
- All window, door, and body trim will be pulled off the home.
- Double 60-minute moisture-barrier paper (code is double 20-minute paper) and 17 gauge lathe will wrap all surfaces to be stuccoed. A self-adhesive urethane sealer will be applied around all doors and windows.
- Weep screed will be added to the bottom of the home to allow for moisture drainage, and additional metal flashing will be installed as needed.
- 2″x 6″ pop-outs will be added around all window and door openings.
- We then call for 1st inspection at the Regional Building Dept.
- Once the fiberglass-infused scratch coat is applied, a fiberglass mesh is added to the surface to minimize future cracking of the stucco. The brown coat is then applied over the fiberglass mesh.
- During the 3-5-day cure phase of the base coat, we will send our painting crews to the home to paint all non-stuccoed surfaces such as trim, doors, and gutters.
- We use Total Wall Elastomeric Stucco by Sherwin Williams as our finish coat. Elastomeric stucco has changed the game in stucco finishes and provides the best solution for minimizing future cracking. Total Wall utilizes the most advanced moisture control technologies and coatings available today, perfect for the harsh Colorado weather. This can help bridge hairline cracks and is available in several different color and texture options.
- Once the project has been finalized and touched up, all scaffolding is removed from the property and the premises is fully cleaned of sand and debris. The final inspection will then be completed by the Regional Building Dept.
What is Stucco?
An exterior finish for walls and surfaces comprised of cement, sand and lime. Stucco has been used as a protective and decorative coating for inside and outside structures for ages.
Why Choose Stucco?
When Stucco is applied in multiple coats over a base, it creates a solid and seamless covering that makes it ideal for home exteriors. Since this is a cement-based material, it is naturally resistant to fire and water damage and is considered low maintenance with incredible durability. It is also energy efficient and insulating in both hot and cold temperatures. Which makes it a popular choice.
Stucco is an investment that will completely transform the look and feel of your home and pay dividends over time as a maintenance-free solution. With a 3-part payment structure and other financing options, we strive to make the process as stress free as possible.
How long does Stucco Last?
The life expectancy of stucco can be 50 or more years when it is properly installed by a stucco expert. Maintenance includes repainting and caulking every seven to ten years, while doing any repairs or touch ups as needed.
Is Stucco easy to Repair?
Large cracks or blisters sometimes occur. When this happens, it is essential to repair these immediately before they worsen. By maintaining your stucco, it ensures a long life. Hairline cracks are easily filled. If your stucco is peeling, bubbling or there are holes present, call an expert stucco contractor to assist with these repairs. An experienced stucco technician will be able to address the problem.