How to Choose a Stucco Contractor in Vancouver

by Bill Caros February 1st, 2014 in Residential Stucco

When done right, stucco can give a building a beautiful, finished look. Stucco homes can be either traditional or more sleek and modern. Stucco is a great way to add a layer of insulation that is also attractive, giving you lower heating costs in winter and lower cooling costs in summer. Plus, if you ever want to change the look of your home, stucco is very easy to paint, clean, and maintain. For these reasons, and many others, stucco is a top choice for many home and business owners in Vancouver.

So how can you find the right stucco contractor here in Vancouver? There are a few basic things to look for, and they will all make the decision very easy.

Type of Stucco Used

There are many brands of stucco that contractors in Vancouver use. But of course, not all stucco brands are the same. Some stucco contractors will use a cheaper brand of stucco and don’t advertise what products they use on their website. Other contractors will advertise the exact brand, because they want customers to know that they use high quality stucco, such as Imasco. You also want to make sure that you have options for the stucco finish, such as acrylic or rock dash stucco which result in different final appearances.

Experience and History

Perhaps the most important aspect of choosing a stucco contractor in Vancouver is the previous work that they’ve completed. Their website should display or they should have examples of work recently completed available, so you can see how their jobs come out. You should also ask about past completed projects that are a bit older, so you can see how their stucco jobs age. And make sure to work with someone who has been in the industry for long enough to know how to get the job done right the first time.


Vancouver stucco contractors who are confident in their product and workmanship should also offer a warranty for the stucco installation. The warranty period may differ for the product and their service, but they should provide peace of mind should there be an issue with your stucco installation.

Customer Service

Along with considering their professional qualifications, make sure they were easy to communicate with, got back to you in a timely manner and clearly understand the scope of your job. This will ensure a smooth stucco installation for your Vancouver home or business.

Bill Caros has over 30 years experience in the stucco industry. As the owner of Choice Stucco Ltd, Bill provides quality stucco application and stucco repair to all of Vancouver Lower Mainland.


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