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How Much Does Siding Cost?

 

siding cost articleA question we receive frequently from homeowners in the beginning stages of purchasing new siding for their home is, “How Much Does Siding Cost?”

Of course the quick answer is “it’s not that simple, there are many factors involved but we’d be happy to send someone out to measure your home, discuss all the options, and write up a free siding estimate,” and that really is the only accurate way to find out how much new siding will cost for your home.  However, this article should shed some light on the question and help you gain a general understanding of the factors that go into estimating the cost of new siding. If you’re in the very beginning stages of considering new siding for your home, this is a good place to start.

Cost of Siding By House Type and Project Complexity

The table below shows average and approximate siding installation costs for various size houses and various types of siding and levels of installation complexity.  These approximations can vary based on the items listed above in the section "Factors Influencing the Cost of New Siding."

Type of Siding / Complexity of Installation
 

Low-Cost / Basic Install

Mid-Cost / Average Install

High-Cost / Complex Install

Small
House

$9,000 - $14,000 $12,000 - $18,000 $16,000 - $22,000+*

Medium
House

$14,000 - $20,000 $16,000 - $24,000 $22,000 - $32,000+*

Large
House

$24,000 - $33,000 $29,000 - $39,000 $32,000 -$47,000+*

Extra Large
House

$36,000 - $48,000 $44,000 - $56,000 $50,000 - $79-000+*

Factors Influencing the Cost of New Siding

To start, here are just some of the factors that any reputable and experienced siding contractor will work out with you while preparing an estimate for new siding.

  • Type of siding being installed
  • Square footage
  • Height of house
  • Amount of siding surfaces (complexity)
  • Condition of existing walls
  • Need for demolition of existing siding or not
  • Need for trim replacement or not
  • Type of trim desired
  • Type of accents desired (shutters, pediments, pilasters, etc.)
  • Ease of Access (It can be very difficult to replace siding on houses in densely populated areas)
  • Cost of dumpster
  • Fees for rubbish weight overages
  • Building Permitting
  • Street Permitting (if needed)
  • Dumpster Permitting (if needed)
  • Need for rot repair
  • Need or desire to add insulation
  • Type of insulation being added
  • Type of flashing needed
  • Removal and reinstallation of fixtures (storm windows, awnings, lights, etc.)
  • Type of staging required
  • Need for extra equipment such as a hydraulic lift
  • Applicable taxes
  • Regional Overhead (in some states the cost to run a business is much higher and will affect the cost of new siding)

Clearly, given the amount of influential factors listed above there’s no such thing as a “siding guesstimate” or “ballpark siding estimate”.  It’s impossible to get too specific; however, the siding pricing information listed below should help.

Also check out SidingMagazine.com's Siding Calculator for accurate prices for siding replacement costs on your home! Click here to access it!

Cost Scale for Different Types of Siding

When people ask how much a specific type of siding costs, what they really want to know is how much does it cost compared to other available options. As a company we’ve installed every type of siding listed here, which is virtua

lly every type of siding available (although there are other less common products not represented).

This scale shows a general idea of the price scale for siding options factoring in the cost materials and installation.  It also assumes all other factors listed above are equal and does not factor in the cost of additional trim, accents, or fixtures.

Siding Comparison Pricing

Siding Product Comparison

Perhaps the next best step for you is to download our FREE Siding Guide "9 Essential Questions to Choosing Siding." This informative siding guide explains the differences between our 4 most commonly installed siding products: Vinyl Siding, Fiber Cement Siding, Everlast Composite Siding, and Wood Siding. We only service Eastern Masschusetts, Rhode Island, and Southern New Hampshire but our guide may be helpful with your project even if you're looking to hire someone outside our region.

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Comments

I found your blog while trying to learn what homeowners find while they are in the siding replacement arena. There is so much bad information out there available to homeowners. I COMMEND the time and consideration that you put into offering your valuable customers. They are being offered realistic information while searching for a siding solution!
Posted @ Thursday, March 08, 2012 2:00 PM by Tara
Thanks Tara, 
We know it's hard to find siding price information for homeowners just looking for some ideas. That's why we published this article.
Posted @ Tuesday, September 11, 2012 1:09 PM by Peter Martino
Just can not decide which is best. Prettiest
Posted @ Thursday, March 28, 2013 9:03 PM by Diane Martin
Well choosing the right siding is an activity of balancing curb appeal, durability, and cost. Let us know if we can help!
Posted @ Friday, March 29, 2013 8:04 AM by Peter Martino
Stucco vs. fake brick vinal siding which is the best???? 
 
Posted @ Saturday, April 13, 2013 8:36 PM by Diane Martin
Are you building a home or replacing what's on your existing home? In my personal opinion fake brick vinyl siding doesn't really cut it from an aesthetic standpoint, although it is one of the less expensive options. Stucco can be problematic in a climate that drops below 20-30 degrees, because masonry and ice don't do well together.
Posted @ Monday, April 15, 2013 8:41 AM by Peter Martino
what is the price difference between Everlast and Hardiplank per square ft. installed?
Posted @ Thursday, April 18, 2013 9:12 PM by Mike
The cost and installation of Hardiplank fiber cement can vary drastically from location to location and installer to installer. In general, Everlast composite siding is going to cost 10%-30% more installed.
Posted @ Friday, April 19, 2013 10:34 AM by Peter Martino
The graph shows field-finished fiber cement to be more than Everlast but not factory finished. In our experience the cost to install fiber cement and paint it on the house is more than Everlast which doesn't require painting. That may not be true of every contractor in every market, bur for us it is. There are many factors that can alter the cost of a project, as detailed above.
Posted @ Wednesday, July 17, 2013 8:54 AM by Peter Martino
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