stucco before roofing?

Hello, I have contracted an addition to my home and the general just gave me his proposed punch list. He has the installation of lath/stucco prior to installing roof tiles. From what I have seen around here (southern Cal) roof tile (concrete tile) is installed before stucco to properly load the frame...hence prevent cracks. Does it matter? Thanks Mark
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Mark wrote:

I've always heard that the traditional cement-based stucco should go on after for the reason you mention, but I really am not convinced it would make a big difference. It's probably one of those belt and suspenders thing - you want to reduce any chance of cracking and removing possible causes, even if they have remote chances of causing cracking, is a good objective.
If you visit the Stucco org web site and check out their viewpoint on cracking you might be surprised. Their guideline is that a crack visible from 10' away is the acceptable cutoff. This in new construction.
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