Jacks4055, Home Buyer in Charlotte, NC

Has anyone ever priced what it would cost to replace sythetic stucco with hard stucco?

Asked by Jacks4055, Charlotte, NC Sun Mar 14, 2010

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Nathan Wolf’s answer
I perform this type of construction. As a Custom Home Specialist, I work with several custom home builders who install and renovate stucco, stone and brick homes.

There are many factors involved with replacing stucco because there is usually additional damage discovered during renovation. So, beware of the unseen damage.

Damage is usually covered under insurance coverage. If you would like me to take a look at this, let me know. This is a great time to consider other materials in addition to the stucco. For some reason, Stucco is quite expensive in Charlotte-- compared to other markets where it is more prevalent.

Call me if you have more questions or want a free quote: 704-858-2345
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Mar 8, 2012
It is costly and in addition to the replacement, all flashings and sealants have to be reapplied to the home.

Keep in mind that hardcoat stucco ALSO HAS MOISTURE ISSUES. It is also more costly to inspect for moisture, and more costly to remediate. Recladding the home isn't going to solve a moisture problem.

Instead of doing a reclad, spend less money and get the home remediated (updated flashings and proper sealant joints). Then for added protection, get a MoistureFree Warranty. They cover moisture intrusion issues.

If you still decide to go with a reclad, still contact MoistureFree Warranty. They also warranty hardcoat stucco homes, although there is an upcharge due to increased costs associated with those homes. (They actually warranty all types of cladding, including brick & hardyplank. All claddings leak because all claddings have high risk leaking elements such as windows, decks, chimneys, and roof terminations).
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Oct 17, 2011
Yes, I had an estimate done a couple of years ago, the synthetic stucco was on the front only and it the estimate was about $15,000. Basically, it boiled down to square foot of surface. Get a few estimates from reputable firms. Good idea to take care of this. Many buyers - especially Relo buyers - will shy away from synthetic stucco installed during the period of time that there was a problem.

Good luck to you,
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 14, 2010
Hi Jacks!

Nina is correct--the cost depends upon the size and style of the home and is generally in the $20,000 price range. Now is a good time to do this as there are many contractors out there who are looking for serious work!

Best of luck to you! Let me know if you would like the name of a good contractor to do the job for you.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 14, 2010
Charlotte offers expert advice, quotes, and work by an expert in the stucco market place. If you are interested in learning about this firm, cvontact me at 704.517.9214, or reply by email. I'd be happy to send you the information.

Edna Wellons
Helen Adams Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 14, 2010
Hello... I've had clients who have replaced synthetic stucco with hardcoat and the estimates I've heard range from $15,000-25,000 per side of home, depending on the size and architectural style of the home. But keep in mind that hard coat stucco does suffer from the same type of moisture issues as synthetic stucco if not clad properly. So if this is something you are thinking about, you need to make sure you have a very experienced and highly recommended contractor do the work.

Nina Hollander
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