Be careful using the internet to determine the average cost of a siding project. The numbers are all over the place.
First, the only number that you should pay attention to is the per square foot cost. Siding replacement costs are determined by the square footage that needs coverage, as well as the amount of siding materials that will be required for the project. Second, consider the type of siding material.
Before we continue our discussion of how much it will be to have siding installed, let’s take a moment to discuss vinyl siding – a low-cost and low maintenance option that is popular with the average homeowner.
Benefits of Vinyl Siding
As you begin looking for house siding, you must understand the pros and cons of each option. Vinyl siding has an impressive list of benefits.
Vinyl siding is attractive and will increase the curb appeal of your home. Unlike fiber cement siding, which will require an expensive paint job in a few years, vinyl retains its color well. Unlike metal siding (such as steel siding and aluminum siding), vinyl siding stands up to dents and scratches.
And insulated vinyl siding will lower your heating and cooling costs, which benefits those living in Texas’ extreme heat.
Not All Siding Materials are the Same Quality
The second thing to consider when researching siding costs is that brands of exterior siding vary in quality. Regular vinyl siding may warp, shrink, swell, dent, and rot over time. Of course, you want your new siding to last for years, and you want the insulated siding to reduce how much your air conditioner works during the summer.
Besides buying a quality siding product, you should also look at the manufacturer’s warranty. A quality siding company will stand behind its project.
Not All Siding Contractors are the Same
To complicate matters even further, installing vinyl siding takes great skill. It is not a DIY project, and you want to hire a contractor with a lot of experience in the vinyl siding installation process.
As you continue your research, you’ll see that labor costs fluctuate. However, how much is it worth to hire a premier siding contractor to install vinyl siding?
Other Factors to Consider When Looking at Per Square Foot Costs
When considering vinyl siding costs, ask yourself these questions:
What is the per-square-foot cost? (How much siding will I need?)
What is the quality of the vinyl panels being used? (Is there a warranty?)
How much experience does the company have installing siding?
Does the amount include siding material costs? Does this include the labor cost?
Does the cost per square foot include the removal cost of the existing siding?
Compare Apples to Apples When Looking at Vinyl Siding Prices
As you can imagine, the overall cost of your siding project will vary depending on a variety of factors. The most crucial bit of advice we can offer is to make sure you are dealing with a reputable siding company.
If you are a Texas or Kansas homeowner and your current siding needs replaced, reach out to Woodbridge Home Solutions for a free consultation.