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Old 04-25-2016, 09:49 PM
 
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Hey, I have been looking for a new house, as you may have seen in my other post. I wanted to know any builders or neighborhoods where they have a decent selection of stucco homes. I know they use it in NoVa and Philly, to insulate. Thanks in advance!
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Old 04-26-2016, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Richmond, VA, from Boston
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Stucco itself isn't insulation, in fact it transfers heat pretty well. Sure you aren't thinking of EIFS or a variant?

There are a number of older stucco houses in the city, especially northside 4 squares, but not aware of any builder/new subdivision availability. I imagine it would be advertised/googlable though
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Old 04-27-2016, 04:52 AM
 
Location: East Passyunk
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Charlesaf3 is right on. The northside is the place to look. I lived in a stucco 4 square and there were others on the block (Claremont Avenue). Not all houses are stucco by any means, but they used it on quite a number of the 4 squares and even some of the smaller houses.
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Old 04-27-2016, 06:13 PM
 
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They switched to EIFS in the 90's I think, because it is so much cheaper and easier to apply. Problem is that it doesn't hold up well with rain. I used to work for an insurance company that wouldn't insure a home with EIFS because there were too many claims.

If I were you, I would really look for old school stucco.
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Old 04-27-2016, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Richmond, VA, from Boston
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yeah, EIFS has been a disaster. Pretty common in northern Virginia I think though
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Old 04-28-2016, 04:11 PM
 
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It probably is EIFS I'm thinking of, the "stucco houses" I was talking about are this grayish color. They have a lot of them in NoVa and I saw a few in Woodlake though. Thanks for the input!
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Old 04-29-2016, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Richmond, VA, from Boston
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It probably is EIFS I'm thinking of, the "stucco houses" I was talking about are this grayish color. They have a lot of them in NoVa and I saw a few in Woodlake though. Thanks for the input!
As a general rule - stay well clear of those. Google EIFS problems.

Stucco on the other hand is a great material
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Old 05-02-2016, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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While there is a higher concentration of stucco in Northside, I have seen it in my neighborhood in Salisbury (from time to time) and I showed a property last month that was stucco in Wyndham. SOME insurance companies will require a Dryvit test in order to insure a stucco home. At least this has been my experience.
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Old 05-02-2016, 02:43 PM
 
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While there is a higher concentration of stucco in Northside, I have seen it in my neighborhood in Salisbury (from time to time) and I showed a property last month that was stucco in Wyndham. SOME insurance companies will require a Dryvit test in order to insure a stucco home. At least this has been my experience.
There are a lot of Mike Dumont stucco homes in Wyndham.
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Old 05-02-2016, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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There are a lot of Mike Dumont stucco homes in Wyndham.
That's exactly what I showed! You are good
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