Stucco Siding Repair

Stucco Siding Repair
The stucco siding cost is obviously above average as compared to any other type of house siding, but it is really aesthetic and elegant, and worth its price.
Stucco siding received immense popularity in the US in 20th century. It is typically seen more in the Spanish architecture and mission style architecture as well. It is one of the most elegant of all the different types of house sidings. It comes in a variety of textures, and gels greatly with every type of exterior paint. It is basically a combination of Portland cement and lime sand mixed in water for better formation of the stucco.

Cost

Stucco siding is easy to apply, and is equally easy to maintain. It keeps the cool air inside the house and distributes the air evenly on the exterior wall surface. If well maintained (hardly any), it can last very well for more than 25 years as well. The key is the installation and repair.

Types

There are several types available in the market, according to which the cost varies to a greater extent. The normal cement type is cheaper than the synthetic one (exterior insulation). Both types are well durable and are easy to maintain at the same time. While deciding the cost, it is also very important to see for the market availability of the material. All the required materials must be ordered at one time, so as to control the expenses. If the material is available in the nearest market or home improvement store, then that cuts off the charges to a great deal.

Installation

Prices depend greatly on the installation process and the manner of the installation. There are three steps of installment need to be performed very neatly so as to limit the expenses, and have the desired effect as far as the exterior home decorating is concerned. Gathering enough material is a must. Enough slates that are needed to be nailed, wire mesh, and the exterior concoction of concrete are a few of the essentials. There are two ways of installation - professional and the DIY. The latter is of course cheaper, provided you have adequate information about it.

Repair and Maintenance

It is a fact that this sliding is arguably the best of them all, when it comes to durability and efficiency. There is one limitation to this statement though, and that is the proper knowledge about repair. As a matter of fact, this siding is a bit brittle, and hence, there are always chances of the material to get small holes and patches on ten surface of the siding. These patches and holes are needed to be examined and cured in time so that the siding is not needed to be re-installed. That can save the unwanted and additional cost.

Considering all the above mentioned points, average stucco siding cost for installation is $4 to $10 per square feet. Maintenance and painting charges are not included here, as they can vary according to the area of the house and the surface that is to be colored, respectively. Factually, sand, cement, or concrete is always cheaper than the latex of synthetic siding. As per the convenience, choose the best and enjoy the benefits! Have a nice time!
Old brick building sheeted by siding with porch