You are on a roll lately with the misinformation.
The first thing you should do is get a moisture test.
Why? Did the original poster ever mention any issues with moisture infiltration or exterior or interior finish issues? Why would they need a water test if the classic signs of interior moisture and stucco failure do not demonstrate themselves?
Is every stucco home going to fall in on itself?
If it’s EIFS-type stucco siding (Exterior Insulation Finish Systems), often what we find is that the installation of the doors and windows was done improperly, not allowing for proper drainage. EIFS siding is great because it protects your home from the elements. But if water does get in due to poorly installed windows or doors, it stays there. It doesn’t drain and it doesn’t dry out. And it’s all due to the improper installation of the windows or doors, not the siding itself, which as I said is a terrific product.
I guess the thousands of homeowners with EIFS failures where there is not a window, door, or other penetration present are just the exception to the rule if their EIFS didn't fail because of a window/door?
As for the windows, do look into Andersen Windows, because Andersen has been making windows for over a hundred years, and they are a global company, so they specialize in unique window applications for all types of climates and for all types of homes, from a southern California stucco home to an old colonial wood frame home in Massachusetts. They also offer full frame and insert installation.
Again with the Andersen spam.
Please tell the readers exactly what Andersen has at its disposal that 100 other manufacturers don't have when it comes to installing in stucco?
These are the steps you’ll need to take for your own peace of mind but well worth the time and the effort.
Yes. Unnecessary moisture tests and putting in a window with a 10 year frame warranty are exactly what you should do to make sure your home is well protected for years to come.