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Definition

A type of durable plaster finish made of aggregates, a binder, and water (traditionally Portland cement, sand, and water) used on masonry, walls, ceilings, and decorative moldings.

Things you need to know

Stucco homes are quite energy efficient. Stucco is fire retardant and mold and mildew resistant. It also helps reduce sound transmission, making it a good option for those who live near a highway.

Also known as

Render, Rendering

Cost Considerations

At $6 to $9 per square foot, stucco siding is much more costly than other types of siding, including cement fiber and vinyl siding. Professional installation generally costs between $40 to $50 per hour and takes three to five days per 1,000 square feet.

Costs vary greatly by region (and even by zip code). To get free estimates from local contractors, please indicate yours.