Stucco remediation specialists

Five Star specializes in the application of stucco, stone, and James Hardie products. For the sake of brevity, we list our main areas of expertise below. Click the info buttons to learn more.

Hardie siding complementing a newly renovated stone chimney.

Hardie siding complementing a newly renovated stone chimney.

James Hardie

Whatever the forecast, you must be prepared to protect your home with the proper cladding. Fire, flood, and water damage are no match for this fiber cement. Hardie siding offers beautiful, durable, fiber cement claddings that are sure to fulfill any desired look one might have, all while standing up to the elements. Click below to learn more.

The raw beauty of stucco can be displayed for years when installed correctly.

The raw beauty of stucco can be displayed for years when installed correctly.


Stucco is a beautiful cladding, and when installed properly, can either meet or exceed any cladding on the market. Unfortunately, most stucco today has been installed incorrectly, and fails after 10-12 years. Five Star has found that our stucco has not failed even once, after over 17 years in business! Click info button to learn more, or just keep scrolling!

Invite guests to your castle with newly minted stone walls.

Invite guests to your castle with newly minted stone walls.


Stone work is sure to accent any home. Whether natural stone or veneers, either can make your home stand out. Stone highlights any property, increases resale value, and sets your house apart from others. Stone can be broken into three different categories which are all described in detail below. Click info button below to learn more about the different types of stone.

Natural stone

Has the highest price point due to labor intensive installation and cost of stone. Is widely considered the most desirable of all stone options. It is difficult to install, and it can be prohibitively expensive to add true stone if a stone ledge is not present. One reason for the heightened cost is due to this cladding requiring what is essentially its own foundation, which is a stone ledge.

A space of 1" to 2" is required between the stone and the rest of the wall assembly. This space is called a rain screen design, and it provides a capillary break to limit moisture transfer. This break provides a space for the drainage of moisture, and allows enough ventilation in order to dry the cladding. Natural stone is more expensive than veneers due to the cost of the stone, and the labor involved throughout installation.

Natural Stone Veneer (NSV)

Is a thin portion of natural stone. Stone ledge is not required for the installation of this veneer. A galvanized lath (metal screen) is attached to the wall, and then Type-S Cement is applied over the lath (a thin flat strip of wood). Pieces of the stone veneer are embedded in the Type-S Cement to create a pattern much like a wall of natural stone. Stone Veneer can be applied to any structurally sound surface including wood sheathing, brick, block, or even concrete.

Manufactured Stone Veneer (MSV)

Manufactured from Portland Cement and made to resemble natural stone veneer. These stone veneers are created through molds, which use iron oxides to color and dye the stone to the specific color requested. This dying technique allows the color to truly soak into the cast, and become an internal part of the veneer. The base color is blended throughout, and the mortar can be colored to match as a homeowners color choice well. There are no noticeable changes in the color after years of weathering.

How does this benefit you? For one, it is roughly a third of the price of natural stone, and it does not require a stone ledge. Also, if you crack or chip this veneer, it will just look like a misshapen stone rather than a piece of chipped plastic.