If you are considering putting new siding up on your home, you are likely curious about the cost. In this article, KV construction will break down the cost of putting new siding up and provide some tips on keeping the cost down. This information is based on the company’s experience as one of the top siding contractors in the area.
The average cost of installing new siding will vary between $3,250 and $12,586. This price variation is influenced by the size of your home, the type of siding you choose, and how much prep work needs to be done.
Let’s now look in detail at the different factors that will affect the cost of putting up your new siding.
Cost by Siding Material
The cost of your new siding will be influenced by the type of material you choose. Here is an estimate of what you’ll spend for a 2000-square-foot home.
Siding Type Cost Per Sq Ft Cost per 1,000 square feet
Vinyl $1 – $8 $1,000 – $8000
Aluminum $1.50 – $7 $1,500 – $7,000
Brick $5 – $15 $5,000 – $15,000
Natural Stone $28 – $50 $28,000 – $50,000
Fiber Cement $5 – $12 $5,500 – $12,000
Stucco $5 – $9 $5,000 – $9,500
Wood $8 – $12 $8,000 – $12,000
It’s evident that there is a wide range of prices for the various siding materials. The less expensive materials like aluminum and vinyl will cost between $1,000 and $8,000 to install on a 1,000-square-foot home. If you choose one of the more expensive materials like stucco or stone, you can expect to spend between $5,000 and $50,000.
Besides considering the siding material, you’ll also want to consider the quality. For instance, some siding materials like wood come in various grades. The top-grade wood will be more expensive than the lower grades.
So, when making your purchases, you’ll need to strike a balance between getting something that looks good and fitting into your budget.
When factoring in the cost of installing new siding, you’ll also need to account for the labor costs. The price of labor will depend on the size of the house, the type of siding, and the complexity of the installation.
A house with a simple, rectangular design will be less expensive to side than a house with a more complex design. This is because houses with irregular shapes or multiple stories require more man-hours to side.
So, if your home has a complex design, you can expect to pay more for the installation.
Inspections and Permits for Siding
Like any other home improvement project, you’ll need to get the proper permits before installing new siding. So, before rolling up your sleeves and starting the project, check with your local building department.
They will let you know the required permits and how much they will cost. The last thing you want is to get halfway through the project only to find out that you need a permit.
It’s also prudent to find out if your local municipality requires inspection of the project on its completion.
The time of the year can also influence the cost of new siding. For instance, summer and spring are typically the busiest seasons for contractors. As a result, you can expect to pay a premium for having the work done during these times.
Weather And Siding Types
The siding you choose for your home needs to be functional and aesthetically pleasing. So, when deciding, be sure to factor in the weather conditions in your area.
For instance, your home’s proximity to the sea will affect how well certain siding materials stand up to the salty air. Also, if you live in an area with a lot of snowfall, blizzards, or high winds, you’ll need to choose a siding that can withstand these conditions.
When installing new siding, you may also need to add some features to your home. For instance, finishing strips can add a touch of style to your home’s exterior. They can also help to protect the edges of your siding from damage.
The cost of installing new siding on your home will vary depending on the type of siding, the quality, the labor costs, and the complexity of the installation. When budgeting for your project, be sure to factor in all of these factors. Also, check with your local building department to find out if there are any permit or inspection requirements.