I have a house build in 1993 with pressed board wood siding around the house. The wood siding is on top of plywood and a good amount of the siding got water damage overtime from deferred maintenance and starting to protrude, rot and buldge out. I invited over a stucco contractor I used 8 years ago who did smooth stucco patching at my house and its held up great. He recommended for me to keep the siding on (remove the small area that are damaged/rotted siding) and the inspect plywood. Instead of going traditional stucco, he is insisting to use Omega cement with mesh over existing wood siding and to apply an acrylic stucco on top. He said this is basically what shopping malls and walmart does. The price he is offering is very good considering the other quotes I been getting to remove the siding and do stucco traditional method. What is your take on this process and whether this will hold up in the long term with water and weather.