How much does siding cost ?

Siding replacement
can be difficult only in that you will need to make up your mind what type of siding to install. There are many different types to choose from including vinyl, wood, and metal sidings. Siding installation cost is affected by the type of siding chosen. Things to consider when choosing what type of siding to use are the look of other homes in your neighborhood and your personal budget to complete the project.

While vinyl siding it the most commonly used siding today, there are areas of the country where vinyl siding cannot be used. This is due to architectural requirements and government regulations. When this is the case, using a wood or metal siding are your only options. Regardless of the material that you choose, here is an estimate for you to compare each.

Vinyl Siding Costs.

Vinyl siding comes in many different styles. You can choose traditional vinyl siding, cedar shake siding, or brick siding. All are made from vinyl but take the look of their names. Traditional vinyl siding will run you approximately $2 to $5 per square foot installed. You can add approximately $4 to $10 more for a vinyl siding that is more custom (e.g., brick or cedar shake).

Aluminum Siding Costs.

Aluminum siding will run you approximately $4 to $12 per square foot installed. The main factor in the price range of this siding is due to fluctuation of metal costs. If aluminum scrap prices are high, then expect to pay on the higher end of this estimate.

Stucco Siding Costs.

Stucco is not your typical “piece together” siding. It is similar to plaster or drywall mud that is placed on the exterior of your home. While used more in the southern portion of the United States, stucco will cost you approximately $6 to $12 per square foot installed. Stucco is available in both sand/cement combination or latex stucco. The latex stucco is more on the top end of this estimate while the sand/cement combination is on the lower end.

Wood Siding Costs.

Wood siding will run you anywhere from $5 to $10 per square foot installed. The price will depend on the type of wood that you choose which is mainly Cedar or Cyprus.

Installation Cost:

If you have already purchased your siding and are just looking for someone to install it, then plan on spending approximately $2 to $5 per square foot for simple siding installation cost. If you are considering purchasing your own siding, keep in mind that contractors can purchase in bulk and often give you a better price than you can get at your local home improvement store.

Additional Price Consideration:

If you are removing old metal siding from your house, you should know that there is potential value in it. Many metal scrap yards will pay you top dollar for different types of metal siding and will sometimes haul it away for free.

You should make sure that any estimate that you receive includes the cost to haul away the old siding. If not, you will want to rent a dumpster so that your contractor can at least deposit the old material and you can then call a garbage or scrap company to haul the material away.

To get a better idea of costs, here are some siding estimates from professionals.

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