In our personal opinion, stucco has been dealt a huge injustice here in the Northwest and elsewhere. We get asked many questions regarding stucco in wet climates. Such as, Why do so many stucco projects fail in the northwest? Is stucco a good system in wet climates? The answer to the first question is: Flashings, flashings, flashings. The stucco system within it self, when correctly installed did not fail. The total disregard towards flashing/waterproofing and sealant details has cause many an exterior cladding to fail.