January 11, 2005

This guide reviews the performance of residential assemblies in the central Florida (Orlando) area during the three hurricanes in August and September 2004. The specific focus of the review is on the water management details associated with stucco claddings. Two types of stucco claddings were reviewed: "traditional three coat hard coat stucco" and "cementitious decorative finishes." Both are renderings applied to substrates and the fundamental physics apply to both equally.