Good September morning to you. It’s hard to believe the summer is officially behind us. Thank goodness we have a little more sunshiny weather to look forward to here in the High Desert. Isn’t Bend the best place to live?

Today we are starting to frame our next Pre-Sold in Awbrey Park, and just weeks away from another start in North Rim. Feels good to get those projects under way.

I haven’t talked about Stucco in some time, and I thought maybe I’d bring it up again. Stucco is, after all, the best siding material for the High Desert (in my opinion).

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Stucco got an unfortunate bad rap due to bad product back in the 90’s, but true hand-applied STUCCO lasts a lifetime.

Not only does it hold up to the elements—in Central Oregon I am referring to the big temperature swings between summer and winter—but it is color-through. NO REPAINTING NECESSARY! Did you get that? Maintenance free. Keep your stucco clean and it will last a lifetime.

Stucco is also durable, has insulating properties (That’s a big plus), and will never warp or leave unfortunate nail-pops.

Now, the one “negative” if you want to call it that: Price.

Initially, Stucco is more expensive. But I believe it is a price worth paying in the long-run. Many home owners don’t realize how much money they will be spending every 3-5 years repainting their lap siding in Central Oregon. Spend a little more money upfront if you plan on living in your home for more than five years.

If you are in the market for a new home in Central Oregon, please give Aaron or myself a call. We’d love to walk a lot with you, tell you a little more about ourselves and take a look at your plans. If you don’t already have a plan, we can suggest some local architects.

Enjoy the sun,

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