Aesthetics | At Sto®, there’s an art to it.
For us, the process begins with the visuals and ideas that inspire you. You pick the aesthetic — the character, color and form for your building — and we’ll provide the products that realize your design vision. We can turn your creative inspiration into a beautiful, sustainable, fully engineered cladding system.
The promise? Total design freedom in color, texture, finish and materials. The key to unlocking your restoration project’s full potential is the idea that anything is possible.
Sto Studio can help navigate through all of that design freedom. Sto Studio is a unique service geared to assist in your architectural design process and ensure the built environment attains maximum potential. Our design assistance professionals collaborate to create a complete facade concept, including color and material options for your building, giving you valuable insight into your finished restoration project.
The A.R.T. of reStore
Repair | Don’t Ignore it. Restore it.
Whatever condition your building exterior is in, reStore has a solution to help you regain the value of your investment and meet new environmental regulations. The four levels of reStore cover everything from simple maintenance to remove dirt and mildew to a complete facade restoration with all the products and support you need.
With Sto‘s Comprehensive Repair Guide, 30 of the most common problems affecting EIFS, stucco, concrete and masonry are addressed with step-by-step illustrated solutions.
Request a digital copy of Sto‘s Repair Guide, the only one of its kind in the industry.
The A.R.T. of reStore
The Four Levels of reStore
Clean & Recoat
A basic program to remove dirt, mold and mildew, while refreshing or updating the color of the facade.
The clean and recoat process combines a thorough pressure washing and surface finishing with a high performance Sto coating. Sto coatings deliver far more than paint; they actually resist accumulation of dirt, mold and pollutants, preserving a building’s value while enhancing its appearance and reducing maintenance needs. Sto coatings are integrally colored with high-quality pigments to complement building additions or to totally transform a structure’s appearance.
You’ll see real, quantifiable results when you protect your building with a Sto high performance coating, including improved resistance to water, mildew, cracks and fading.
Repair & Finish
A program to repair minor damage to EIFS or stucco facades before it becomes a major problem.
Cracking and other damage is repaired with a substrate-specific repair product. Often, an additional layer of basecoat with embedded mesh is used to restore the building exterior to its original condition. Sto repair products are engineered for most substrates, including EIFS, stucco, concrete and masonry.
After damage is repaired, a high performance Sto finish is applied to finish and seal the surface, protecting it from the elements and slowing down natural wear and tear. Now the exterior is resistant to wind-driven rain, UV rays, mold and mildew.
A cost-efficient program to correct moisture intrusion problems and improve the energy efficiency and aesthetic appeal of brick, block or stucco facades.
Sto insulated wall claddings have the power to transform an unsightly, inefficient older building. Sto’s latest Continuous Insulation innovation is StoTherm® ci Lotusan®, which integrates three key components into an energy-efficient insulated wall cladding system: StoGuard® continuous fluid applied air barrier, StoTherm® exterior insulated cladding and Stolit® Lotusan® textured finish with patented self-cleaning properties. This state-of-the-art system stays attractive for years, in addition to significantly increasing thermal heating and cooling efficiency while improving indoor air quality and lowering the overall lifecycle costs.
Remove & Reclad
For extensive renovations, it often is most efficient to start over with a new cladding.
Sto offers you options. Instead of extensive repairs, it’s often more efficient to remove all existing cladding and replace with a superior, sustainable Sto wall cladding system that’s extremely durable, improves building performance and looks fresh far longer.
When it makes more sense to reclad than repair, a Sto wall cladding system is the low maintenance, high performance solution. Sto can also overclad brick, block and stucco walls, dramatically improving curb appeal and extending the life of the building’s exterior.
Level 3 Overclad Restoration Project | Dover Air Force Base Medical Center | Dover, Delaware
Transformation | Transform the Performance of your Building. Adaptability is the Key to Resiliency.
“The Greenest Building Is… One That Is Already Built”
– Carl Elefante
Several studies have shown that existing buildings account for up to 75% of a major city’s greenhouse gas emissions. As major cities employ climate protection strategies, deep energy retrofits of existing buildings are at the very top of their priority lists. Organizations like LEED, Retrofit New York, and Passive House all agree that a fully engineered façade system with continuous insulation and an airtight envelope is the only way for existing buildings to meet the strict energy efficiency standards that have already begun to roll out.
A deep energy retrofit transforms the environmental and economic performance of a building:
- reduced total carbon footprint (embodied and operating)
- lower utility costs
- increased rental premiums and property value
- improved occupant comfort and productivity
The A.R.T. of reStore