Stucco Into Windows/doors

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Old 02-16-2018, 10:53 AM   #1
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Stucco Into Windows/doors

So I have a project where I will be stripping a house of stucco and installing new do to the fact of construction default. So the detail is where the stucco returns with corneraid and dies into the aluminum jambs of the windows and doors. Due to the vibration there is cracking on the returns. The stucco will not be painted. I was thinking milcore would solve this, but the stucco contractor said it will still crack there. So the question is....what’s the best way to keep vibration transfer from doors to stucco? Any ideas?

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Re: Stucco Into Windows/doors

You have to provide typical separation where stucco/plaster abuts dissimilar materials such as openings and all fenestration products and the juncture shall be sealed with the sealant.

What to use and what the separation should be, you have to follow manufacturer guidelines for your region.

I think CA also has a specification in the codebook, look for Exterior wall coverings or check with a local supplier where you be buying your materials they will tell you the typical installation practice.


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