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
|$9,000 – $14,000||$12,000 – $18,000||$16,000 – $22,000+*|
|$14,000 – $20,000||$16,000 – $24,000||$22,000 – $32,000+*|
|$24,000 – $33,000||$29,000 – $39,000||$32,000 -$47,000+*|
|$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.
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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 virtually 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 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 Massachusetts, 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.