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Brick & Stucco Siding Buying Guide

How to buy stucco and brick siding, with advantages and drawbacks of buying brick, stone-veneer and stucco siding materials.

Brick is one of the most durable siding materials. It doesn’t need to be painted, doesn’t rot or fade, and weathers handsomely. It also provides excellent insulation for your house.

Bricks come in many sizes, textures, and colors and can be laid in many patterns.
See more about: Brick & Stone-Veneer Siding

Stucco is a traditional compound made from fine sand, Portland cement, hydrated lime, and water. Different kinds of cement are used in the stucco mixture, depending on the climate and on the texture desired: smooth, raked, or swirled.

For an extra-coarse finish, sand—or even pebbles—can be mixed in. Pigment can be added, as well, or stucco may be painted.
See more about: Buying Stucco Siding.

About Don Vandervort
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Don Vandervort developed his expertise more than 30 years ago as Building Editor for both Sunset Books and Home Magazine. He has written more than 30 home improvement books and countless magazine articles. He appeared regularly on HGTV’s “The Fix,” and served as MSN’s home expert. Don founded HomeTips in 1996.

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