The ancient Romans used a form of stucco on their homes, and it was also popular in Renaissance Europe. Today, the distinctive finish is just as popular and has the same advantages as it has for centuries. A local stucco contractor can help you to add this finish to your home or can repair your existing stucco finish. One reason stucco is popular is that its low maintenance and a properly applied stucco exterior can look great for years to come. It’s naturally resistant to mold and rot, and it also has the ability to dampen sound and vibration from outside the home and is fire resistant too. Another appeal to many homeowners is that it can be painted in a variety of colors, and it’s easy to make your home stand out or have a unique look, as well as add value to it.