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Stucco is very popular because it elevates the appearance of a house and adds character to it. If applied carefully and properly, stucco will protect your home from harsh weather conditions thanks to its durability, so there are a lot of advantages to this option, which is why more and more homeowners are considering it.

If this is a material you are interested in, you are likely wondering about the costs and in order to come up with an estimate, there are different factors that need to be taken into consideration. The square footage of your space and the cost of the materials would determine the expense of stucco, as would the following:

Scaffolding
Whenever the building designs have really high walls, the design and construction will require scaffolding. As this is an additional step, your costs would be higher because more time would be needed to take down and rebuild. The longer the process takes, the more you will have to pay.

The Finish
There are a number of different finishes available in the stucco market, and depending on the type of look you are after, your costs can increase. This will be based on the type of look you want to achieve because the application of the material will affect the amount of time it takes for the stucco to be applied and this will affect your costs. Some require very little time to complete while others take a lot longer, so more material, time and workers would result in higher costs.

Detailing
Some homeowners want elaborate details around certain areas like doors and window frames. This type of detailed work would cause the installation costs to increase and the fees would depend on the details of the requested design and on its size.

Installation
You need to factor in labour fees and the costs will vary based on the company you hire and the amount of time it will take to complete the installation. Most experts charge per hour and will charge more for additional work like applying finishing touches by paint. Generally, labour fees are in addition to material costs, so make sure you keep that in mind.

Repairs
If you already have stucco but need to apply a re-coat to your existing finish or need to repair it, the condition of your current stucco finish would affect the cost. If it is in good condition, less prep work will be required, so the cost would be lower because less work and materials would be needed. If your stucco is in poor condition, the costs would be higher as there would be a lot more work to do and more materials would be required.

If you are interested in this material, Stucco Wall Systems can provide you with an estimate. Our contractors are experts and can handle everything from installation to repairs, so if you are in the Oakville, Etobicoke or Mississauga areas and want to deal with a reputable stucco company, give us a call today!