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Traditional cement-based stucco can be applied over rigid foam, as long as you get the details right
A stucco contractor explains how to patch minor nicks and abrasions in EIFS while matching the original finish
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Cedar roofs are common in Eastern Massachusetts, where I live and work.
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Nanogel material can be mixed with plaster and stucco to improve thermal efficiency.
Improved waterproofing and drainage details promise rot-free performance from this combination insulation and cladding.
A homeowner asks how to repair what looks like a botched job, where new entry doors were installed in a brick home covered with stucco or some kind of cement parging.
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