I have a 100+ year old home in northern Wisconsin. The interior is primarily lath and plaster and the exterior is stucco. In order to properly insulate the house as well as update the electrical, I'm thinking about removing the stucco. In fact, I've already started in a porch area using a circular saw with carbide blade, hammers and prybars. This is extremely dusty and labor intensive.

2 questions: Any thoughts on how to effectively remove the stucco? And, in order to preserve the historic integrity of the house, I think it might be best to put some sort of stucco back on the exterior. What kind of stucco/alternatives (dryvit, e.g.)are available that are more user friendly and low maintenence for the exterior of the house?

Thanks for any input you can give to this situation.