Depending On The Substrate, Some Type Of Lath Is Required For Installation For Stucco Assemblies.
Due to fluctuations in global markets and recent trade tariffs, the prices of building materials are steadily rising. The stucco market was recently impacted by new import tariffs imposed on metal lath, a major component of the exterior façade system.
Contractors are facing substantial price increases, long lead times and in some cases spot quotes based on the market price. The benefits of sourcing USA-made materials are evident but non-metallic alternatives may also be an option to combat the increasing prices of metal lath. Fiberglass lath offers the same performance as metal with the added benefit of time and labor savings.