The application of stucco siding is done by hand trowel and it needs to water tight to prevent water seepage through it. Stucco siding always available in different colors and these panels can be installed from the bottom piece by using galvanized nails and it doesn’t require any painting. Synthetic stucco has been developed to overcome the moisture issues and is quite durable. EIFS is popular Styrofoam-based stucco that provides additional insulation. Depending upon the climate and the desired texture, different types of cement are used in the stucco mix. Reasonably priced, easy to maintain and aesthetically pleasing, stucco has been a popular siding choice for hundreds of years. With a variety of paint colors and applications to choose from, stucco works well with any home’s exterior. Stucco tends to show water and dirt stains more readily than other siding materials. It is Fire-resistant and able to expand and contract with the weather. It offers a high degree of energy efficiency. Stucco is generally a very durable siding option. It can expand and contract during seasonal shifts, so it won’t sustain damage under harsh conditions. In fact, it’s even fire-resistant. On average, stucco can last up to 50 years before it needs to be replaced. If you're looking for a siding option with little to no maintenance, then stucco is an excellent choice. Some homeowners don't like the stains that stucco tends to attract, so light pressure-washing is common.