Articles for tag: Exterior Siding, Stucco

The Different Types of Exterior Siding

The use of sidings in a house is an old way that helps anyone make the house stronger and long lasting. The type of exterior siding that you choose for your house should be thought of very carefully because the sidings have an effect to the external look of the home itself. The type of ...

How to Repair Masonry Work

Repairing masonry work need not be something that puts the fear of a Mayan god into you. Get yourself a trowel, a mallet, a chisel and determination and, well, I guess you should get a rag with which to wipe away the sweat. Once you’ve got all those things, repairing masonry is a gas. Let’s ...

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How to Repair a Crack in the Wall

Drywall repair is a common aspect of fixing a crack in the wall. Plaster repair, a bit of attention to the stucco wall, and your home repair job is over. If it was only this simple! Learn some surefire tips on how to repair a crack in the wall. Caveat: These home repair tips fix ...

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How to Stucco Your Walls

Stucco walls have always added a touch of elegance and sophistication to the home. While they are very popular, they are not as widely-used as one might imagine; many are intimidated by the stucco process and believe that they are unable to do it unless they are professionals. In fact, nothing could be further from ...

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Stucco: Tips and Tricks

Ever wondered how to stucco a wall? A professional stucco mason makes it look easy. It is a difficult job and might not be a good idea for beginners to try on their own. In this article, I’ll give you some great tips and advice so you can try it yourself. If you have a ...

How to Repair Damaged Stucco Walls

Do you have a stucco wall that is in need of some minor repair? If so, the good news is that small areas of damage on stucco walls may be repaired fairly easily by most laypeople. The bad news is that larger repairs should be left to the professionals due their scope and the potential ...

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Replacing an Arcadia Door with French Doors

There are several benefits to replacing arcadia (sliding glass) doors with French doors: · French doors are more glamorous than arcadia doors. ·. ·. Some of the drawbacks of replacing an arcadia door with a French door are that blinds, if you choose to install them, must be specially fitted to each door’s window pane, ...

DIY How to Repair Damaged Stucco

My house had a Spanish-style wall in front, creating a courtyard. It was made from concrete blocks and covered in stucco. The finish was beautiful. When I purchased my home, I noticed fine cracks in the stucco, indicating age and the weather had beaten it down badly. I was pondering having the entire wall redone ...

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Ten Exterior Cladding Options for Your Home

While many homeowners know about popular exterior options for their home such as paint or vinyl siding, few are aware of the many materials available to cover the outside of your home. As an architect, I’m always surprised at how many new materials are developed each year. In this article I include 10 of the ...

Pros and Cons of Popular Home Siding Materials

One of the best things you can do for your home is protect its exterior with a quality siding, as it will drastically improve its appearance and increase property value. Shopping for the best home siding materials can be an overwhelming process. There’s so much to choose from! Do you want a material that’s affordable, ...