Posts Tagged ‘stucco quote’

Architects/Stucco Quote — Columns and Window Dressings

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

With the aid of a few columns stuck here and there, or rich window dressings and rustications in another place, and aided by the fatal facility of stucco, they managed to get over an immense amount of space with a very slight expenditure of thought.

James Fergusson (1808 – 1886)
British writer
Referring to contemporary architects, such as John Nash (1752-1835).

History of Architecture, 1862.

Stucco Prices — Estimate Your Stucco Cost

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

Many home owners want to get a preliminary stucco cost without having to call pushy contractors to get stucco prices. You CAN do this yourself, to get a rough estimate for a standard job. There are many factors which will affect the final cost of a synthetic stucco siding: number of windows/doors, number of stories, moulding selection, location, area surrounding your house… the list goes on. When all is said and done though, the average home owner will find their final square foot price to be somewhere in the $10.00-$11.00 range. Now you’re wondering, how do I estimate the square footage to get a final cost? Here’s how to get a rough idea.

  1. Measure the width of the walls you want done by the heights, so as to square it off, write it down
  2. Measure the area of triangles and irregular shapes (triangles = base * height / 2), add this to step 1
  3. Measure the area of doors and windows, add these all up and substract it from the total from step 2

There you are! Multiply the result from step 3 by $10.00 and you have what should be the cost of your stucco including moldings, flashing, caulking, depending on geographic location and other factors.

Some things to keep in mind:

  • Dormers, bay windows and other small sections will cost you more per square foot
  • 2 and 3 story houses will cost more due to time spent setting up, dismantling and climbing scaffolding
  • A low price from a contractor may result in items being left off, or poor workmanship. Generally, you get what you pay for
  • Thicker insulation may cost more, but will further reduce heat loss/gain
  • The more prices you get and contractors you see, the better your chances of not missing something

For those located in Toronto who have decided they want to go ahead with their project, head over to the Home Stucco Estimate Request page to have a professional provide you with a quote.