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Effective Air Barrier Installation Can Potentially Net 40% Better Energy Efficiency

Posted by on Apr 6, 2016 in blog | Comments Off on Effective Air Barrier Installation Can Potentially Net 40% Better Energy Efficiency

What’s really cool about the second generation of EIFS (with drainage) is that the liquid applied water-resistive barrier that is included as part of a moisture management strategy is also a very effective air barrier. In no time is there any worry for reverse overlaps, tears, or fastener punctures commonly associated with sheet applied house wraps or building papers. This is because the WRB is completely monolithic and the EIFS is installed with adhesive. This is important because it has been demonstrated by the National Institute of Standards that an effective air barrier on a typical...

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EIFS Fits Well Into The 2030 Challenge

Posted by on Mar 7, 2016 in blog | Comments Off on EIFS Fits Well Into The 2030 Challenge

In 2003, Santa Fe Architect Ed Mazria authored a ground shaking assessment of the construction industry, when he reasoned that 48% of our energy is consumed by our buildings. Taking this a step further, Mazria correlated this reasoning to global warming and determined that construction was also responsible for 46% of our nation’s carbon emissions output. In 2006, Mazria challenged the construction industry and, in particular, architects to design new buildings to use 50% less energy than the regional average for that building type. Subsequently, that energy efficiency standard would be...

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Chimney Stucco Repair

Posted by on Feb 14, 2016 in blog | Comments Off on Chimney Stucco Repair

Take a look at this awesome before and after of a recent chimney repair. Over time, the stucco can begin to peel and break away from the structure; a stucco repair is the way to...

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Good workmanship and customer service

Posted by on Jan 14, 2016 in blog, Reviews | Comments Off on Good workmanship and customer service

Reviewed on Customer Lobby “Worldgate Plaster & Stucco was very responsive, they were willing to meet in person several times before the project and after. They were very responsive on email and he addressed any concerns I had. They did some replacing of stucco and did a great job.” Justin O. Ashburn, VA 12/28/2015

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Complete Re-Stucco Job

Posted by on Dec 29, 2015 in blog | Comments Off on Complete Re-Stucco Job

This is a stucco job we completed during the summer. Decorative stucco coatings were added to all the exterior walls of this beautiful house. Before:  ...

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Hanging Outdoor Christmas Lights Without Drilling Holes in Concrete Stucco

Posted by on Dec 14, 2015 in blog | Comments Off on Hanging Outdoor Christmas Lights Without Drilling Holes in Concrete Stucco

It’s not Christmas without a twinkling display of lights around your house. Make the task of hanging outdoor lights easier with clips, hooks and adhesives designed for the job. This is especially useful when you can’t or don’t want to drill holes in stucco, brick or stone. Light clips and outdoor adhesives are available at home improvement stores. Once you’ve installed the clips you can use them over and over again in the years to come, so next year’s light-hanging job will go even faster. Attaching Light Strings with Clips Measure the perimeter you want to...

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