The costs on this page represent a combination of 1) sample of costs provided to us by stucco contractors around the country and 2) research done by our staff. To get a more precise estimate, we recommend that you request a quote from a local stucco installer near you.
The cost to stucco a house is roughly $13,800 to $25,300 for a 2,300-sf home. Prices will increase in more expensive geographical locations like California and New York or in locations with weather conditions that are not ideal for stucco installation.
Stucco cost based on the square feet of the house:
Stucco cost for a 1,800-sf home: $10,800 to $19,800.
Stucco cost for a 2,000-sf home: $12,000 to $22,000.
Stucco cost for a 2,300-sf home: $13,800 to $25,300.
Stucco cost for a 2,600-sf home: $15,600 to $28,600.
These estimates are rounded. They include the cost of materials and labor. However, they may not include the costs of materials needed for additional coats of stucco, should the project require them. The upper end of these ranges includes expensive geographic locations.
There are many things to consider when you are planning your stucco project. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
Methods Used to Prepare Stucco Cost Estimates
Since stucco construction is straight forward, a per square foot approach is commonly used. The contractor will calculate the total square footage of the home and multiply that result by the price per square foot. If there is water damage that needs to be repaired first, the contractor will provide a separate estimate for that work. If you are interested finding out how much it will cost to hire a stucco contractor in your area, Request a Price Quote.
Reasons for Stucco Price Variances
Stucco contractors use a combination of methods to evaluate and price projects. They take several factors into consideration that impact the cost of the project, including:
Size of home. Home size is the primary cost consideration. More materials and labor are needed to complete larger scale projects. However, smaller homes may have a higher cost per square foot cost than larger homes (as discounts may apply as the size of the project goes up).
Weather conditions. If the weather conditions in the area are not ideal for stucco construction, delays may occur and additional coats of stucco may be required. This would increase the price.
Water damage. If the home has any exterior water damage, this will need to be repaired before the stucco can be applied. This would increase the overall cost of the project.
Surface of the home. Some surfaces make the stucco installation process more difficult, which will cause the price to increase. For example, putting stucco over brick will be more expensive than over fiber cement.
Geography. If you are in a high cost area or in an area that is difficult to reach (more travel time), then costs will generally be higher.