Platinum Stucco Answers Your Frequently Asked Questions
Platinum Stucco specializes in designing, building and restoring Stucco and EIFS Systems (Exterior Insulation Finishing Systems) for residential, commercial and industrial buildings in Ontario. We are committed to customer satisfaction and provide every customer with personalized service and attention. Below we have provided answers to some frequently asked questions. Should you require more information, please give us a call.
- Are plaster, stucco, and EIFS different?
Plaster is the general term for material that is applied to a wall surface in a thin layer. Stucco, on the other hand, is portland cement plaster. Exterior Insulation Finishing Systems (EIFS) such as Platinum Stucco consist of a polymer-based laminate that is wet applied, usually in two coats, to rigid insulation board. Simply put, the stucco is the main exterior wall material, while the “sculpted shapes” on such walls are made from EIFS.
- What is the difference between standard stucco and Platinum CI Stucco?
Platinum CI Stucco is a premium insulation system that includes the advanced Neopor® rigid board. It is easy to install and provides long-term R-value stability. It also has a high resistance to abrasion, impact and punctures. This 100% recyclable product is also fade, rust, mildew and dirt resistant.
- What is Neopor® rigid insulation board?
It is an insulation board created with patented technology from BASF to achieve high R-Values and provide enhanced resistance to air and water.
- Can Platinum CI Stucco systems be used below grade?
No, the systems are for above grade application only.
- Does the Platinum Stucco system require mechanical fasteners?
No, Platinum Stucco is a fully-adhered wall system.
- Can I paint stucco to get the color I want?
It is preferable to use a coloured stucco finish where shades are pre-mixed, as it provides a more uniform look. Platinum Stucco is available in a wide range of colours and specialty finishes that create stone-like, metallic or mottled stucco appearances. You can have any colour you want.
- How long does stucco last?
Properly applied and maintained, Platinum stucco lasts for years. It stands up to all sorts of weather, from cold to hot and wet to dry. The hard surface resists abrasion and can also take a lot of physical abuse. It also requires very little maintenance.
- Where can I buy Platinum Stucco?
You may call Platinum Stucco at (416) 731-8600 or request an estimate online. Should you wish to see our selection of textures and finishes or if you need help with an order, please visit our store where an experienced associate will be happy to provide personalized assistance.
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If you need more information or have additional questions about Platinum Stucco and EIFS Systems, or installation and renovation services, call us at 416) 731-8600 Or Visit our new store.