Stucco is a long-lasting, low-maintenance siding material that can improve your home’s appearance and value. Stucco can provide a lasting and beautiful finish to the exterior of your home. Whether on new construction or to replace existing siding, properly installed stucco provides a durable and beautiful siding option for your home. A number of factors can influence the cost of your stucco installation, so consider the characteristics of your property as you plan the project with your contractor.
Average Stucco Installation Costs
The cost guide below provides average prices for stucco installation.
Installing Stucco at Residential and Commercial Locations
Stucco is a popular siding choice for both businesses and homes, with the size and architectural features of a property contributing to the expense of the job. Typically larger and often taller than single-family homes, apartment buildings may cost $4592 to finish with stucco, much like commercial facilities, which average $7236 for installation. Stucco installations at most homes can be completed without small crews and do not require special lift equipment, keeping project costs at a $2316 average.
Installing Traditional or Synthetic Stucco
Traditional stucco siding, comprised of natural cement, lime, sand, and water, is typically applied to the exterior of a building over wood lath, prepared masonry, or wire mesh. The extent of prep work needed may influence installation rates, which average $1978 in the U.S. Synthetic stucco is primarily made up of acrylic resins and is generally applied over insulating foam sheets attached to exterior wall surfaces. An average price of $2514 for synthetic stucco installation is affected by the condition of the installation site as well as by installation methods.
Installing Stucco on New Homes and Additions
Stucco is a practical siding choice for new construction, but can also be used to smoothly integrate additions to an existing home. New installations are generally straightforward since only essential prep work is needed on walls. Project rates are influenced by the size and style of a home or addition, ranging from $1016 to $4819.
Replacing Existing Siding with Stucco
Replacing existing siding with new stucco may require a great deal of preparation that involves stripping old material and making any necessary repairs before readying the walls for plastering. The added work contributes to average installation prices between $2278 and $5734, which may be influenced by the accessibility of your home’s exterior, the condition of the existing siding and sheathing, and the handling of debris.
Size of Installation Area
Regardless of the condition and features of your home’s exterior, the overall size of the area on which stucco is applied is an important factor in pricing the job. Project rates vary by location and with stucco types, but you can expect to pay approximately $1562 to install up to 500 sq. ft. of stucco, $2632 for 500-100 sq. ft., $4428 for 1000-1500 sq. ft., $6372 for 1500-2000 sq. ft., and about $9724 to install over 2000 sq. ft. of stucco.
Planning Your Stucco Installation
The features and condition of your home can play a significant role in pricing a stucco installation. Your stucco installation contractor can help you select appropriate materials for your application and location, and will evaluate your home to determine the level of preparation and any special equipment needed to complete the job.