My house has both, and I'm familiar with applying both, but I really
don't know how to calculate the costs of material for stucco. Anyone
know off-hand which is cheaper, the hardi-backer plank siding or
stucco? Since I'm doing the work myself, please delete labor costs.
Hardie-backer plank? Do You mean the Hardipanel? "Hardipanel" is a
4x8, 4x9 or even 4x10 sheet that you can get with a the "stucco"
pattern embossed in the sheet. That's roughly $.80 to $.90 per foot
depending on where you live. Plus the trim boards at approx. $3.00
board foot. (5/4x4 is approx. $1.00 L/F)
And depending on which style of "Stucco" you are talking about it
could be around $2.25 SF for materials on traditional over wire.
A DEFS application that my company applies around Iowa (with labor)is
around $6.00 applied over smooth Hardipanel. Depending on the square
I hope that helps!
Chuck B ~
Advanced Stucco of Iowa (advancedstuccoiowa.com)
Thanks Chuck for the reply,
No, actually, I meant the hardi-backer horizontal lap boards. I don't
like the panel system by any company, because it looks "artificial",
particularly if the edges aren't finished. My stucco work will be the
traditional over wire method (not chicken wire and stucco nail
though). There's some new mesh stuff, and over 30lb felt, I figure my
OSB should be fairly safe from problems of rot. $2.25 per sq ft?
Installation cost is only part of it. Hardiboard has to be painted,
so there's more of a maintenance cost.
As far as _local_ costs - since no one knows where you are - why not
pick up the phone and call a masonry supply yard and ask? You can
figure the required amount of stucco and base coats through a volume
calculation. From one manufacturer's web site regarding the color
COVERAGE: one l00 lb. bag covers 50 sq. ft. at 1/4" thickness
Thanks for the advice an researching the costs. Basically, it's
easier to send out a message like this than to get the local masonry
supply yard to pick up a phone and ask a dumb question like this.
Besides, the guy on the phone often doesn't know the answer as he's
just a clerk. But, I've got a rough idea now. The maintenance issue
seems dubious. Is the scratch coat really that durable? Good quality
paint lasts a long time if applied right.
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