Stucco siding is another option for those desiring that unique and particular look. Stucco is great at reducing sound transmission and providing insulation to your home. Stucco is essentially lime, silica, and cement over a wood or metal lath. This creates a “cocoon” around your home. Stucco resists rot, mildew, molds, and is even a fire retardant due to its composition. Stucco does require you to know your color options ahead of time, as the color is mixed into the actual materials.