By Reggie Bullard
|| I appreciate the fact
that you answer
anyone's questions as I am at
a loss.. I am building an 11,000 square foot house which will be
stuccoed entirely. I have 63 windows and doors made of Spanish Cedar.
My stucco guys is using La Habra with a Sand Finish. We like the look of the old cracks etc. We are not using expansion joints and we did not leave the space around the windows. He is going to use an
elastomeric caulk to fill the gap between the stucco and the window.
I'd like to know if we made the right decision so far?
My next question is that my Stucco guy has said from the
that he wants the slate roof on and the sheetrock installed
he puts up the stucco because the weight could cause it to crack.
I thought that sounded like a good idea. The roof is on and
the roofer cannot complete the job until the stucco is on. He has
asked for the stucco guy to start.
Here counter flashing is put on this dormer
allowing the stucco to be finished.
A pre-painted one by six is put on, providing
a gap and a nailer for the step flashing when
the slate is put on. I have also seen just leaving
a large enough gap below the counter flashing.
The step flashing can then be nailed with a punch.
The dilemma is that slate cannot be walked on without breaking the slate (Spanish tile is worse).
The solution is to counter flash
the dormers and chimneys first
I insist on having the roof
on before lathing, if it is heavy, like spanish tile or slate.