Stucco is one of the oldest types of siding there is; the ancient Romans routinely used it on exteriors, and it’s been used in the American southwest for centuries. Your local stucco contractor can give you an estimate on the cost of adding stucco to your home’s exterior and can point out some of the other advantages of a stucco finish. Stucco is cost effective, typically costing less than other options for an exterior finish, and it’s extremely durable, often looking good for many years. It will almost certainly add value to your home. It requires almost no maintenance and is resistant to insects, fungus and rot, and of course is fire resistant too. One of the appeals of a stucco exterior is that it is very versatile, allowing for customization in terms of a pattern, decorative touches or a smooth or rough finish.