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We are a family-run business of highly skilled tradesmen based right here in Calgary. At Callaway contracting, we are committed to quality craftsmanship. We look forward to showing you how we can elevate your home with gorgeous stucco.
At Callaway Construction, we dedicate time to ensuring we have the technical expertise to give you innovative products with the quality you expect. We are continually looking toward innovation in the products we choose –– and acrylic stucco is one of them. Acrylic stucco is an excellent option for your new build or existing home!
Acrylic stucco, also called elastomeric stucco, synthetic stucco, or sometimes exterior insulation and finish system (EIFS), is made from acrylic resins, sand, and crushed quartz. While it has fewer finish options than traditional stucco, acrylic stucco has a sleek textured finish which can vary depending on the manufacturer’s formula and the client’s desired finish.
Choosing this finish for your home is an investment in quality that will last. Acrylic stucco requires virtually no maintenance and is free from the cracking and peeling of traditional stucco. Due to its flexibility and weather resistance, acrylic stucco can last up to 50 years. While traditional stucco is less costly, there are numerous benefits to opting for acrylic stucco, especially in the unpredictable weather in Western Canada.
Acrylic stucco is made for life in Alberta. The elasticity and stretch come from the acrylic polymers and resin and allow the material more give than traditional stucco products. This material composition can be a real benefit if your home is particularly at risk for shifting and adds longevity.
Extreme weather changes and shifting creates hairline fractures in traditional stucco, which need to be repaired before they lead to more severe damage. Acrylic stucco combines the modern finish of stucco with technology to give your home a robust barrier from the Canadian elements. Want to combine elegance with durability? That’s the difference acrylic stucco can offer.
Colour is the real shining perk of choosing acrylic stucco. Acrylic stucco features a veritable rainbow of rich colours that you can choose from when picking the right one for your home. Plus, the colour is consistent in every bucket, making it easy to touch up in the future (though it is unlikely you will need to). Choosing a colour that suits your unique taste is a great way to boost your home’s curb appeal and intrigue! Acrylic stucco makes it easy to stand out from the crowd.
In addition to choosing any colour finish, acrylic stucco is easy to paint if you want to change the look of your home in the future. Painting is less expensive than replacing your siding or re-doing your traditional stucco and offers endless choices for homeowners.
Whether you want a smooth and modern look or a more textured finish, you can customize your acrylic stucco finish to match your home, neighbourhood, and style. A smooth finish in a dark colour has a contemporary feel that can make your home look modern and stylish, whereas a textural finish can feel more relaxed and traditional. Add pebbles and stones to your stucco for a more bohemian and tactile finish. No matter your personality, we can accommodate you.
Traditional stucco is an economical choice for any homeowner. Made from Portland cement, limestone powder, sand, and water, this style of stucco is customizable and easy to repair.
Why choose traditional stucco?
- Customize with a wide variety of decorative textures
- Easy to repair
- Cures quickly
What is the difference between EIFS and Scratch + Brown?
The EIFS system is strictly a foam system. It provides greater insulation to the home (r-value) and an ease in application. For homes and businesses in Calgary, this system is an effective way to increase your energy efficiency by reducing heating and cooling costs.
The scratch and brown application is the layer that is troweled onto the traditional paper/wire system. The scratch and brown takes 7-10 days to cure before the smooth or textured acrylic stucco is put on.
While both applications are an effective way to have stucco, they each provide separate benefits. If you want to know which system will be beat for your home, reach out to us today. We are your local stucco experts and we are happy to provide you with all the information you need to make the right choice for your home or business.