How Much Does Vinyl Siding Cost?
As a homeowner looking to improve the look and value of their home, do you wonder, “how much does new vinyl siding cost?” This is a difficult question to answer as many factors go into the total cost of new vinyl siding, including the square feet needed and whether you’re paying someone to remove the old siding. In this blog post, we will discuss some of those factors and provide homeowners with an idea of what they can expect to pay for vinyl siding installation. Keep in mind that costs can vary depending on the type of vinyl siding chosen, the size of your home, and the labor costs involved in the installation process.
So whether you’re just starting to research your options or you’re ready to start your home improvement project, keep reading for everything you need to know about installing new vinyl siding.
Material Costs and Considerations
On average, vinyl siding costs between $6,000 and $17,500, with the national average near $11,500. A handful of variables determine what kind of price range you’ll find when shopping for new siding options for your home, including house size and labor costs.
One of the most important factors to consider when estimating the total cost of new vinyl siding is home size. This can be determined by measuring each wall and adding up all of those measurements in square feet.
Vinyl siding installation costs can be anywhere from $2-$7 per sq. ft., depending on the type, brand and style you choose. Material costs will certainly be higher if you have more square footage than most homes in your area.
Labor Costs for Installing Vinyl Siding
Of course, it varies depending on which type of vinyl siding you choose and if they’re removing old siding.
- Vinyl shake siding: Resembles cedar shake wood grain shingles, between $1 to $6 per square foot.
- Clapboard: Simple plank siding, between $1 to $6 per square foot.
- Vinyl stone siding: Mimics stone, with costs between $4 to $10 per square foot.
- Insulated vinyl siding: Enhances energy efficiency, ranging between $4 to $12 per square foot.
- Board and batten: Vertical, wide-width siding, between $3 to $8 per square foot.
- Now that you have an idea of what different types of vinyl siding can cost, it’s worth noting the different types of siding prices.
How Do Other Sidings Cost?
Whether installing house siding yourself or hiring a contractor, the labor cost will vary depending on several factors. Based on a 1,500-square-foot home, the following are national averages of different siding materials:
- Plywood – Installation of T1-11 plywood siding is $2,500 for 500 square feet of exterior wall space.
- Wood siding – Depending on the wood species, the national average installation costs are around $13,500 for a home measuring 1,500 square feet. Keep in mind that wood warps in moisture and attracts termites.
- Aluminum siding – Coming in at about $4.40 per square foot, installation is $6,565. It dents and scratches easily.
- Fiber cement siding – Installation is $13,000.
Keep in mind that fascia, which is the trim part of a house’s exterior, plays into the cost of your siding project. Homeowners should also consider any existing siding that will need to be removed before installation, as well as any prep work that may be necessary.
Perks of Vinyl Siding
There are many great reasons to add vinyl siding. Besides an annual cleaning, it’s relatively low maintenance. (Check with your installer to learn the best ways to care for your new vinyl siding.)
High-end vinyl siding is less likely to crack or sag over time and has great noise-reduction qualities. It has the ability to match other more expensive siding options, letting you benefit from the enhanced curb appeal without all the pricey costs or problems. Plus, there are plenty of vinyl styles to choose from, including scalloped, traditional lap, dutch lap, beaded seam, board and batten and more!
Choosing the Right Contractor
Labor costs can also vary greatly depending on whether homeowners choose a DIY installation approach or hire a professional siding contractor to complete the job. If you choose to hire a contractor, make sure to get quotes from a few different companies. This will help you get an idea of the average cost of vinyl siding installation in your area.
Ask for references and check out their work. While it might seem like an obvious tip, knowing that someone has completed a similar siding project successfully before is important before you hire them. Ask about warranty options as well as whether any other guarantees come with the job (for example, satisfaction guarantee or money back).
If not installed properly, you’ll have a vinyl siding replacement project on your hands, adding to project costs.
Call FDS For Siding Panel Purchasing
If you are ready to start your vinyl siding project and want to learn more about Factory Direct Siding, our team is here to answer any FAQs you have. From initial estimates to after-care advice, we will make sure you get the best value for your investment. Contact us today to get started!