From: Sue C Salem (
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 1994 01:09:44 -0400 (EDT)
This is a follow-up to my original posting about research on siding 
options.  A few people asked why I specified no brick or stucco.  Our 
houses have already gone through the preliminary design phase, and 
neither brick nor stucco are appropriate for the style (which is sort of 
updated "New England" -- though other New View folks might have a better 
description).  Despite not fitting aesthetically, we did briefly discuss 
brick and stucco and were also under the impression that it was not the 
most cost effective option.

Someone informed me today that there are Usenet newsgroups devoted to 
homebuilding.  Do any of you have knowledge about the name or content of 
such a newsgroup?

-- Sue Cunio Salem

On Sun, 10 Apr 1994, Fred H. Olson WB0YQM wrote:

> On Sun, 10 Apr 94 04:16 CDT, 
> Jake Morrison  <cohousing-l [at]> wrote:
> >
> >
> >Regarding building materials research, Sue Cuneo Salem said:
> >
> > >  * any other options (not brick or stucco)
> >
> >    Why is stucco out? We haven't gotten to that stage yet but I remember 
> >someone once saying the they wouldn't consider stucco. 
> >    I LIKE stucco. I think it is hardy in most climates, both in response
> >to weather and to baseballs and other mechanical stresses. What I really 
> >like about it is the seamless surface it gives. And the colours!
> >    
> I wondereded the same thing about the original message but didn't get 
> around to responding.  Here in Minneapolis a high percentage of the older
> housing stock has stucco.  But I do recall talking to a friend who's
> in the non-profit housing bsns who said they avoid stucco because it
> is relatively expensive compared to Aluminum siding because of the high
> labor cost (fairly specialized labor I think).  
> Fred
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