The History of Drywall in the United States

October 11th, 2017

These days, drywall is everywhere. It is probably covering the walls in the room you are sitting in right now. No matter if you’re here in Maryland, nearby in Pennsylvania or DC, or wherever you are in the United States, drywall is never far away. And, of course, its popularity is not really a surprise. This is a versatile material Continue Reading

The History of Stucco

September 8th, 2017

Modern buildings finished with stucco look great. There is something about the rustic and rugged look of a stucco finish that can transform the appearance of a building completely. Given the look that it provides, you probably won’t be surprised to learn that stucco has a long history in the construction world. This material has been put to use in Continue Reading

Seven Different Types of Stucco Textures

August 4th, 2017

No matter if you are here in Maryland or on the other coast, one of the big advantages to the use of stucco is the fact that you can use various textures in order to achieve the precise look you desire. The color flexibility that comes along with stucco is great, but it is often the choice of texture that Continue Reading

Advantages of Stucco Versus Wood/Vinyl Cladding or Brick Siding Video

July 13th, 2017

Here at Robey Incorporated, we know stucco! This great material has many benefits over other materials such as wood, vinyl and brick. In this video, Kirk Giordano goes over some of the advantages of stucco, the most inexpensive and longest lasting sheathing type of cementitious product you will find!

How To Repair Drywall Infographic

June 6th, 2017

At Robey, we install a lot of drywall in buildings in and around Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC. Every now and then, this drywall will need some repair work. Straight from PlanItDIY, here are some quick tips for repairing drywall holes of different sizes.

Stucco: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

May 16th, 2017

Stucco looks great on the exterior of nearly any building. Of course, you already knew that. However, beyond its great looks, there are a number of other things you should know about stucco before you decide whether or not to use it on your home. Below, we are going to address some of the frequently asked questions related to this Continue Reading

Frequently Asked Questions & Answers About Drywall

April 4th, 2017

If you are getting ready to add drywall to your home or any other property, you may have a few questions. To help you better understand the topic of drywall, we have assembled a quick questions and answers section below. What is Drywall? The term ‘drywall’ is used to describe panels of gypsum board which are used in a wide Continue Reading

Stone Veneer: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

March 8th, 2017

If you are thinking about using a stone veneer product on your property, you may have some questions. Before you decide whether or not stone veneer is the right choice for you, please feel free to review some of the answers to frequently asked questions below. What is stone veneer? Stone veneer (also called manufactured stone and sometimes called cultured Continue Reading

The Benefits of EIFS vs Brick | A Cladding Comparison

February 9th, 2017

If you are trying to select the right cladding option for your building, you may be weighing the pros and cons of both EIFS (exterior insulation finishing system) and brick. Of course, brick is the time-honored option, with a long history of serving as a quality cladding choice for many different building styles. EIFS has a much shorter history, however, Continue Reading

EIFS vs. Brick Infographic

January 13th, 2017

When it comes to EIFS, energy efficiency is paramount. With continuous insulation, EIFS systems have the unique ability to provide thermal efficiency that no other cladding system can match. Compared to EIFS, brick fails to compete in regards to energy efficiency. From performance to overall environmental impact, EIFS continues to provide cladding qualities that competitors just can’t match. Check out Continue Reading