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Fox Valley Contractors work with leading commercial developers and general contractors to provide top quality exterior claddings with the convenience of working with a single contractor. We are committed to our customers needs no matter what type of system requested. We are certified with prominent cladding manufacturers and factory trained to ensure quality workmanship. We will always issue "value added substitutions" when appropriate.

Whether it is commercial offices, retail stores, hospitals, shopping malls, religious facilities or condominium complexes you can rely on the expertise of our company for your full exterior cladding needs. We gear our services to meet the unique needs of owners on projects nationwide.

Buy the vinyl wrap and the other supplies at either your local hardware store or home center. Vinyl wrap comes in a number of colors to match the trim on many windows. Most vinyl wrap also comes with instructions, as well as a limited warranty.
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Plaster is used as a building material similar to mortar or cement. Like those materials plaster starts as a dry powder that is mixed with water to form a paste, which then hardens. Unlike those materials plaster remains quite soft after drying, and can be easily manipulated with metal tools or even sandpaper. These characteristics make plaster suitable for a finishing, rather than a load-bearing material. Stucco can be interior exterior contractors use stucco to make the best durable structure foam moldinds add more than local value.Plaster was a common building material for wall surfaces in a process known as lath and plaster, whereby a series of wooden strips are covered with a semi-dry plaster and then hardened into surface. A modern form of this method uses expanded metal mesh over wood or metal structures,foams, which allows a great freedom of design as it is adaptable to both simple and compound curves. Today this building method has been almost completely replaced with drywall, also composed mostly of gypsum plaster. In both these methods a primary advantage of the material is that it is resistant to a fire within a room and so can assist in reducing or eliminating structural damage or destruction provided the fire is promptly extinguished.Plaster expands while hardening, then contracts slightly just before hardening completely. This makes plaster excellent for use in molds, and it is often used as an artistic material for casting. Plaster is also commonly spread over an armature , usually made of wire, mesh or other materials. In medicine, it is also widely used as a support for broken bones; a bandage impregnated with plaster is moistened and then wrapped around the damaged limb, setting into a close-fitting yet easily removed tube, known as a cast. Foam moldings are then coated with a thin stucco coat to color.

Stucco is a mortar mixture used for siding. Stucco can be made by mixing sand and lime with water and various other ingredients, most often cement. Usually, wooden walls are covered with tar paper and chicken wire or galvanized metal screening. This framework is then covered with the stucco mixture. Sometimes, the mixture is applied directly to specially prepared masonry surfaces.

The term “masonry” refers to construction with stone. There is some dispute over the root of the word, but all of the candidates for the root are related to building with stone, such as the Latin maceria, which means “wall.” The term may be used to describe an entire building or a carved stone feature such as a headstone or bench. Someone who practices the art of masonry is called a stonemason or mason, and the skills of a mason tend to command high prices, since working in stone is very tricky.

When referring to a building, masonry describes the stonework which is incorporated into the building. One might say, for example, “the masonry in that building is quite distinctive,” Many old buildings were built entirely from stone, since it was a readily available construction material; many medieval cathedrals, for example, have stunning examples of masonry. Although stones can simply be piled on one another and anchored, most masonry is decorated with carvings to make it beautiful as well as functional.

Masonry incorporates several facets of engineering and physics, as stones must be carefully assembled to make a safe and solid building. Many ancient stone buildings illustrate incredible feats of architectural engineering, with vaulted arches which seem to stretch into the heavens and beautifully ornamented doorways, alcoves, and niches. Since stone is so heavy, correct placement and design is crucial, as imbalance can pull a whole structure down.

EIFS stands for Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems. The product is also called synthetic stucco, and refers to a multi-layered exterior finish that's been used in European construction since shortly after World War II, when contractors found it to be a good repair choice for buildings damaged during the war. The majority of repairs to European buildings were to structures constructed of stone, concrete, brick, or other similar, durable materials.
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