28 Mar How Long will a Stucco Job Take?
If you’re considering upgrading the exterior of your home, stucco is an excellent materials choice. It’s durable, it lasts a long time and it can do wonders in terms of enhancing your home’s curb appeal.
At the same time, redoing the exterior of your home is an arduous project—even if you’re not planning on doing the job yourself. (For the record, if you’re not a professional stucco installer, we would not recommend you try to do this on your own.)
If you’re interested in learning more about what’s involved with a stucco install, along with how long the project will take, read on.
First things first
Although it’s impossible to provide homeowners with a cost estimate without having more information about the project, you should know that stucco is applied in three coats, and in most cases, installation will cost between $6 to $9 per square foot.
Materials will cost approximately $9 per 80lb bag; each bag covers about 25 square feet. Lastly, you’ll need to purchase something known as finishing stucco. This typically costs between $17-$22 per bag; the amount of coverage you’ll get per bag will be based largely on the manufacturer.
If the project spans about 1,000 square feet, it would not at all be unusual to need between 80 and 90 pounds for coats one and two, and somewhere between 15 and 25 bags for the top coat.
A project of this size, in most cases, will take between 3 and 5 days to complete.
Choosing the best installer
When it comes time to choose an installer, you’ll want to make sure you do your homework. If you can get a word-of-mouth reference from a friend, coworker or family member, that’s ideal. If you need to start your search online, there are a few things you’ll want to look for. First, you’ll want to make sure the company has a website and a social media presence. Reviews on Yelp, Facebook and Home Advisor are an invaluable resource in terms of helping vet companies.
When you invite companies out to provide you with an estimate, make sure they’re licensed, insured and that they’ve completed projects that are similar to yours in the past. Ask if they’ve installed stucco siding on other local homes and if yes, if they can provide you with the addresses of those houses so you can check out their workmanship for yourself.
Lastly, be sure to ask each company to provide you with a list of references.
If you have questions about stucco and/or you’d like to learn more about associated costs and timelines, call Premier Plaster of SW Florida today.