Chances are, you love the beautiful, inviting appearance of your stucco exterior. However, you likely aren’t fond of the behind-the-scenes upkeep it takes to maintain this material.
During storms, stucco exteriors are susceptible to developing small fractures. When it rains, these cracks allow water to seep in, creating an environment for mold, mildew, and fungus to grow. Not to mention—constant exposure to the California sun causes your paint to fade, peel, and flake.
Do you wish there was a way you could put an end to stucco maintenance forever? If so, we have the perfect solution for you—texture coating!
How Is Texture Coating Different from Exterior Paint?
Texture coating (also known as an elastomeric coating) is a flexible material made from acrylic resin. When applied to your home’s stucco exterior, it creates a thick, waterproof layer that seals hairline fractures to prevent water damage.
Overall, texture coating is a pliable, sturdy substitute for exterior paint. It doesn’t chip, peel, or flake like regular paint, and it is virtually maintenance-free.
5 Ways Texture Coating Protects Your Home from California’s Weather
We proudly install Cool Life™ by Lifetime Plus Coatings for superior weatherproofing and maximum durability for your stucco exterior. You’ll love these benefits offered by Cool Life coating systems.
If your stucco exterior is suffering from water damage, it’s likely that after your home is repaired, you’ll want to protect it from further weather-related deterioration in the future.
Cool Life is exceptionally effective at waterproofing exterior walls. The product contains mildewcide, an eco-friendly ingredient that resists mildew, mold, fungus, and algae growth, and titanium dioxide to withstand the effects of temperature changes, moisture, and smog.
Earthquakes are common in California, and they can create cracks in stucco walls that make your home susceptible to water damage. Thankfully, texture coating has elastic properties that allow it to expand up to four times its size, making your exterior weatherproof, even against thermal expansion and earthquake vibrations.
Cool Life contains reinforcement fibers to seal and bridge gaps on porous stucco surfaces and bodying agents to prevent sagging and enhance the thickness of the coating. These ingredients make Cool Life coatings 20 times sturdier than regular paint.
3. Energy Efficiency
Did you know exterior paint absorbs up to 90 percent of the sun’s ultraviolet radiation? Not only do the sun’s rays cause your color to fade, but the heat transfers into your home’s interior, causing your energy bills to spike from your air-conditioning unit working in overdrive.
In a warm, balmy climate like Southern California, texture coatings can help to protect your home from the damaging effects of the sun.
Cool Life contains UV blockers to reflect the sun’s harmful radiation and prevent cracking and blistering. This ingredient works together with color stabilizers to prevent fading and color changes caused by the sun.
Texture coatings can reduce the temperature of your home’s exterior by up to 40 degrees, which can result in up to 22 percent in energy savings.
4. Maintenance Free
Since paint chips, cracks, and fades, stucco exteriors require frequent upkeep. You also have to worry about mold growth, water damage, and rot if your home isn’t properly maintained.
After applying texture coating, you’ll never have to repaint your home. Plus, if the surface becomes dirty, maintenance is straightforward. Just clean the affected area with gentle soap and a garden hose.
Cool Life also comes with a transferable limited lifetime warranty. Instead of paying someone to paint your home every five to ten years, you can invest in texture coating once, then rely on your industry-leading warranty to cover any damage that may occur.
5. Permanent Finish
Even if you love your new paint job, after a few years of baking in the sun, your home will lose its brilliant shade. Plus, the combination of cracks from earthquakes, chipped paint from wind-driven sand, and algae growth from rain can result in an unsightly home exterior.
Thankfully, when you texture coat your home, what you see is what you get. Your home will maintain its brand-new appearance and gorgeous color for decades, which will result in added curb appeal and an increased resale value.
Invest in Texture Coating for Your Stucco Home with a Reliable, Local Contractor
If you’re interested in weatherproofing your stucco home, consider investing in texture coating application with Approved Contractor.
Our expert team offers meticulous application of Cool Life by Lifetime Plus Coatings to protect your industry-leading warranty. We remove old paint and stains, make repairs, and apply a durable, long-lasting product we trust, so you never have to paint again. Learn more about how our texture coating services protect your home against the elements to eliminate your need for exterior maintenance.