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Stucco Cost

Hiring the right stucco contractor is a difficult but necessary first step. Unfortunately, some consumers don't know what to look for in a stucco installer. The following are important questions to ask possible home stucco specialists:

  • How many years have you been installing house stucco?
  • Do you have a valid contractor's license?
  • Does your estimate include all potential costs that may arise during the project?
  • Does stucco installation your main business?
  • What types of stucco materials do you use?
  • How soon can you begin the project?
  • How many days will the project take to finish?
  • Does the bid price include the removal of the old stucco/siding?

After making it all clear, you should sign a contact detailing the list of services and the agreed upon cost.

Stucco material cost comparison.

There is a range of pricing when it comes to different stucco materials. Cheaper costs may be attractive, but you should know what you are getting for the price. Listed below are some of the factors that you should consider:

  • Is it requires a post installation work (like painting)?
  • What is the guarantee on the material?
  • How it is affected by different weather conditions?
  • How your house will look like after installation (probably the most important point)?

Stucco installation cost.

Installation costs for any exterior stucco depends on the quality of the contractor, the architecture of your home, and whether you choose to take on the project yourself.

For typical products, installation will normally cost from $6 to $12 per square foot.

When measuring a structure for purposes of pricing the exterior cladding you must measure the exterior wall surface to get the square footage, (the interior square footage will provide only the barest understanding of scope of work to a contractor). As windows and doors require so much attention their area is not removed, (with the exception of garage doors or window walls).Though there are variations in the 3 systems specified within this web-site that will affect pricing you can expect the price range for:

California stucco to range from $6 to $7 per square foot.

Acrylic stucco to range from $9.50 to $11 per square foot.

EIFS acrylic to range from $10 to $12 per square foot. EIFS is an intricate wall system, one that you definitely don’t want to skimp on considering it covers the most valuable investment of your life.

When all is said and done, most people end up around the $10-12 per square foot range, when doing a large part of their home. When doing a smaller part (less than 300 square feet), it’s more common to see prices in the $15+ per square foot range.

For do-it-yourself installation, you can install stucco for as little as $4.50 per square foot. As with material costs, cheaper is not necessarily better. Using a contractor for installation will ensure that you will enjoy the longest life span for your stucco.

Stucco material cost.


If your house is about 2500 sq ft, you will need around 231 of 80lb bags of stucco. That is roughly $2260 (if you buy it in HomeDepot). Plus all additional material expenses on top of that. 

Cost of materials: $4.50 per sq. ft. Labour: $3.00 per sq. ft. (Right there, you’re at $7.50 per sq. ft. And that’s not including other costs incurred by the stucco contractor (ie: setup, clean up, gas to and from suppliers etc). 

All forms of stucco, to be properly applied, require that the applicator follow a system specific to the desired finish. Within the system there are fixed prices for material – EIFS system acrylic is around $4.50 per foot (increases may occur as much as twice a year), and fluctuating prices for labour – which can change simply because of worksite conditions. Height, terrain and time of year can have significant ramifications to a contractor. How a contractor balances quality, production and experience within their staff will affect cost as well. An abundance of corners and custom profiles, chosen by the owner or designer, will add cost to a project. Regionally the biggest factor in pricing will occur due to market conditions and competition.



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