Stucco-lation Process from
Superior Products Home Improvements
Before: This home had deteriorated siding that was leaking asbestos into the environment. Also, rotting substrate was causing heavy thermal leakage, widely varying temperatures from room to room, and wasted energy.
After: The result of this exterior renovation process was a beautiful, durable, eco-friendly home that’s no longer releasing asbestos into the environment, and which featured SIGNIFICANT improvements in energy efficiency.
Thermal Scans Don’t Lie!
What An Improvement!
Jim Ratliff, Strictly Thermal, Evergreen, conducted thermal scanning & said: “Having inspected hundreds of structures, this is the most dramatic change in thermal resistance I have seen.”
Highlights of energy efficiency results (as derived from “before” and “after” thermal scanning are as follows):
1) Thermal bridging in wall studs was reduced significantly.
2) Thermal bridging in corners was nearly eliminated.
3) The walls were consistent in their heat patterns meaning there was little room for improvement in the average.
4) Air leakage was reduced significantly. While we do not estimate in actual air flow (pascals), any movement will leave traces which are seen in this high-definition imaging system.
5) Exterior thermal bridging was reduced significantly.
How The Stucco-lation Process Works
STEP 1: An encapsulating sealer is sprayed on that will cure to a strength of 6,500 PSI.
STEP 2: Tuff-R insulation was glued, rather than nailed, to the existing asbestos siding, to prevent further asbestos from leaking into the environment. To eliminate further disturbance of the asbestos, no nails, screws, or staples were used to attach the Tuff-R insulation to the home.
STEP 3: Once the Tuff R insulation was attached, new insulated molding was attached with heavy duty construction adhesive around existing windows and doors to avoid disturbing the deteriorating asbestos siding.
STEP 4: After the Tuff-R insulation was applied to the exterior, a spray-on primer was applied to the surface of the insulation.
STEP 5: Then, two coats of a durable, yet pliable acrylic stucco was applied. When cured, this stucco remains pliable and will not crack with freeze-thaw cycles, rapid temperature swings, UV rays, or reasonable impact. The final coatings were allowed to “cure” before painting.
STEP 6: Once the home was tightly sealed, Superior Products installed a heat recovery ventilator to bring outdoor air into the home to address any potential indoor air quality issues, due to the energy efficient sealing of the home.
STEP 7: Now for the aesthetics! A palette of pale tan and light terra cotta complement the burnt red doors on the newly completed project. The final result of the project was a pliable, durable stucco finish that sealed the drafty home for maximum energy efficiency. Once the house was finished, a beautiful new porch made with composite decking was installed with a pergola built to help shade the western sun.
>>Contact Us For A Stucco-lation Estimate!! If you have a home with aging asbestos or lead painted siding, and you want to reduce your heating and cooling costs, while being eco-friendly, contact Superior Products to get an estimate on Stucco-lation at (303) 347-2555, or email us via the red box on the right side of this page!