Choose your system and contractor wisely

At Depend Exteriors Ltd. we firmly believe that our clients should get the best possible result for their investment. We encourage you to do your research and choose the right system that you require.

When you require a stucco/stone contractor, you might want to do some extensive research since it is a once-a-lifetime investment on your part. You want the best results and someone who is easy to work with and would not bother you with small details that are irrelevant to the project. At Depend Exteriors, we believe that our clients’ satisfaction comes before anything else and we will use every bit of our expertise and experience that we’ve built up over the years to achieve such results.

Below, you can find some tips and pointers for choosing a stucco system to help you choose between the systems that we provide. We also believe that interpersonal communication is a huge and critical point of any construction project. Therefore feel free to contact us if you have any questions. We offer free estimates and will be more than happy to discuss your ideas.

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EIFS Stucco Systems

EIFS Stucco system is our most popular system. It provides an excellent combination of energy saving, longevity, moisture and water management and aesthetics.

EIFS has covered you with many advantages and efficient profits. EIFS is a non-load bearing, cladding system which consists several layers. It contains a membrane process, a liquid applied weather and water resistant barrier, an insulation board (insulation foam etc.) attached adhesively or mechanically to the underlying layer, a basecoat reinforced with glass-fibre reinforced mesh, and a textured protective finish coat of client’s choosing.


  • Up to 84% more efficient than many common cladding systems.
  • Provides excellent water and moisture control so you wouldn’t have to worry about water getting into your house.
  • A 50+ years life cycle.
  • Once installed properly by capable hands, it only requires a simple paint to freshen up the aesthetics every 10-20 years or so.
  • Foam insulation provides unlimited amount of design flexibility.
  • Over 100 colors to choose from for the finish coat.
  • Different types of finish coat textures can be applied.
  • Can easily increase the value of the property by a long margin.
Cultured Stone - Thin Brick

Cultured Stone - Thin Brick

Stonework and Masonry is a timeless, durable and elegant solution to many exterior and interior walls.

We at Depend Exteriors Ltd. are proud to provide our services which consist cultured stone (man-made and natural) and thin brick. Masonry is strong, has longevity which easily passes a century. Both systems provide excellent insulation which is especially important in Canadian winters, and elegant looking. Although it is a little pricey compared to stucco, we do recommend taking stonework into consideration. Cultured stone and natural stone go hand in hand with stucco systems and complete each other aesthetically.


  • Life longevity will never be a problem.
  • Can withstand pressure washing, therefore provides easy maintenance
  • Natural stone can even withstand acid washing.
  • Compared to any other exterior wall systems, it is the most durable one. Providing protection from many external factors and possible damages.
  • Provides excellent duration.
  • Countless stone types to choose from.
  • Provides excellent fireproof.
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Cement Board Stucco Systems

Cement Board Stucco systems provide stronger and tougher wall protection compared to other wall cladding systems.

Cement boards are a high-impact, water-drainage wall cladding system that consists of a water-resistive barrier. It is also installed with a polymer-modified base coat. It is built and meant for buildings that require faster and stronger wall cladding systems compared to systems such as EIFS which has foam insulation. It doesn’t provide as much design flexibility and energy saving compared to EIFS, however it is faster and cheaper.


  • Very resistant to impacts and punctures.
  • Excellent water and moisture management.
  • Cost-efficient.
  • Excellent flexural, compressive and tensile strength.
  • Dimensional stability.
  • Wide selection of standard colors, custom colors, and finish textures.
  • Integrates EPS shapes for economical detailing

Balcony Coating System

Decorative Balcony Coating system is a three-step decorative waterproofing system for balconies and terraces.

Balcony Coating systems consist of an elastomeric traffic bearing, polyurethane waterproofing membrane and is a heavy-duty polyurethane-based waterproofing membrane and protective coating. It is designed to perform as a water-resistant traffic-bearing membrane on a variety of surfaces such as concrete and wood. Capable of bridging cracks up to 1/16 of an inch. 


  • Outstanding water impermeability sealing properties.
  •  Zero VOCs, 100% solids urethane.
  •  Excellent water immersion properties.
  •  High chemical resistance to acids, alkalis, salts, seawater, sewage and other compounds.
  •  Fast curing properties.
  •  Excellent low temperature flexibility and crack bridging properties.


When choosing a stucco system, consider the climate and weather patterns of your location, the energy efficiency of the system, the longevity and durability of the material, the aesthetic appeal it offers, and the overall cost, including installation and maintenance. Our experienced stucco installation team can take you through your options to pick the right system.

It depends on the specific requirements of your property. Certain systems are more suitable for specific types of properties. For example, EIFS Stucco systems are highly energy efficient and offer great design flexibility, while Cement Board Stucco systems are more impact-resistant and cost-efficient.

Look for a contractor with a strong track record of high-quality work and satisfied customers. They should have extensive knowledge and experience with the type of stucco system you’re interested in. They should also be able to provide you with an accurate and transparent estimate for your project.

Yes, many contractors, like Depend Exteriors, have the experience and expertise to install a various stucco systems. However, it’s always a good idea to ask a potential contractor about their experience with the specific system you’re considering.

You should ask about their experience, references, and whether they are licensed and insured. Ask about the materials they use and why they recommend them. Also, ask if they provide a written contract and warranty for their work.