Exterior Stucco

What is Stucco?

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Exterior stucco is used to beautify and protect buildings from the worst that mother nature can throw at them: heat, sub-zero temperatures, torrential rains, hurricane force winds, and more. These environmental extremes can lead to rot or damage in other exterior coatings, but stucco easily withstands it all.

An amazingly durable, design and paint friendly material, stucco is made from a combination of natural and synthetic compounds including cement aggregates and acrylics. It is surprisingly flexible once hardened, as well as completely waterproof. Its strength and longevity are unmatched by wood, vinyl, and other materials. While some materials like wood and vinyl can experience rot and mold, stucco suffers from no such weaknesses. In fact, clean-up is a simple chore of applying water and mild dishwashing liquid to dirty areas, then spraying the surface with clean water.

Wonders of Exterior Stucco

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The beauty of exterior stucco is it can be applied to the entire structure or just to sections, depending on your needs, timeline, or budget. Besides custom and intricate designs, stucco can be applied to a variety of colors and textures to blend in with any architectural style or design elements unique to the structure. We also offer services for arches, accent mouldings, window trims, quoins, and columns — each one incorporating curves, bends, and artistically crafted detail work.

Before your project begins, our design team will help you evaluate the possibilities for your home or business. Exterior stucco can be applied in a wide range of colours, from earth tones reds and blues to anything you prefer, and textures from harsh and dimpled to smooth.

At Exterior By Design, our expert designers have the skills and experience to enhance and beautify your home or business with exterior stucco using custom moulds and application techniques. Whether the structure is newly constructed or a historical landmark, we use only the best equipment and materials available and walk all customers through the design and installation process before work ever begins. Our company offers a complete range of stucco services for the exterior of your home or business, including design, installation, and repairs. Contact us today.


  1. How much does it cost to stucco a house in Toronto?

    Stucco installation will cost you on average between $18-$24 per square foot.
    to replace stucco on your house add an additional $1 per square foot to the price for stucco removal.

  2. Is stucco exterior bad?

    If the stucco is not applied by a professional contractor or not maintained in time, the stucco home will be prone to water retention that will lead to water damage.

  3. Does stucco add value to a home?

    Yes, there are many benefits to having stucco siding installed on your home.
    one of them is the home's appeal and value, stucco offers a variety of styles to give your home a distinctive look.
    also, stucco increases the energy efficiency of the house.

  4. How long does stucco last?

    If maintained properly, a typical life span of stucco is 40-80 years. Additionally, the annual maintenance cost of stucco is very low compared to other materials.

We also specialize in full restoration, which uncovers the beauty of the original structure while enhancing it with the latest in exterior stucco coatings.


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