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Why is plaster more expensive than drywall?

Plaster takes more labor, material, and skill to install than drywall. It is also a much higher quality product in terms of its strength, longevity, insulation, sound proofing, fire rating and appearance.

How long do I have to wait to paint new plaster?

It depends on a lot of different factors such as temperature, airflow, and the thickness of the plaster.

Can I paint the metal or plastic pieces (corner beads) that are showing through the plaster?

Yes you can.

Will my insurance company pay for repair costs?

Your insurance company will most likely pay for a lot of the repair costs, it all depends on your plan.

Will my carpet be damaged from plastering?

No. We will cover the room as carefully as possible.

What is EIFS?

Exterior Insulation and Finish System. It is also known as synthetic stucco or dryvit. It is composed of foam-insulation board, fiber-glass mesh, a primus base coat, and a colored acrylic finish. It is more lightweight and cost effective than stucco. With proper installation it can remain beautiful for many decades.

When is EIFS appropriate?

It can be used on almost any building or home. It is a low cost durable siding that adds insulation and beauty to a pre-existing or new structure.

Is installing EIFS easy?

EIFS is not sold in retail stores and should only be installed by experienced competent professionals. It is a common misconception that EIFS installation doesn’t require an expert professional. The installation process is crucial to the longevity of the system.

What is the difference between EIFS and stucco?

EIFS is the synthetic lightweight version of stucco. It’s cheaper, easier to install, and has unlimited design options. Stucco is stronger but doesn’t allow as much freedom of design, and it is more complicated and time consuming to install.

Do you only do work in the Chicagoland area?

Most of our work is in Chicago or the suburbs of Chicago, but we have and will do work in other locations.

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    Kelly Plastering is a Chicago plastering contracter and company that was started in 1966. They install and repair plaster, stucco and dryvit (EIFS). They are a family owned business that offers residential and commercial services.