A major factor for homeowners when choosing siding is cost. Upgrading your siding will have some great benefits. This includes energy efficiency, curb appeal, and resale value. By and large, replacing siding is certainly an investment. Remember that you get what you pay for. Cheaper costs in siding installation will also reflect in how well the job is done.
The most common siding used in our area is vinyl. It is a cost effective way to enhance the beauty of your home. The average cost of vinyl is between $3.50 to $7.50 per square foot depending upon what vinyl you choose. The final cost to install vinyl varies based upon a number of factors.
Simply put, the larger your home the more it will cost. Siding takes up the largest surface area of the outside of your home. The larger your home, the more material that is needed. Another factor relative to your home is the design. Is it multiple stories? Have roof gables or eaves? The additional corners and seams that need addressed will increase cost as well.
Condition of your current siding
If you are doing a complete re-siding job, your old siding will need to be completely removed. This will add some more to the cost of the job for disposal. If you live in an older home, there may also be some issues lurking behind your existing siding that will be discovered during the removal process. These include potentially rotten wood and wood damaged by termites. Both can be repaired. Also, if your walls are wavy or uneven, your contractor may suggest adding flat, rigid insulation under your new siding to help level the walls.
This is by far the most contributing factor to cost. The reason for the wide price range at the beginning of this article is due to this reason. Not only are vinyl siding colors numerous but other options are as well. Premium profiles, accent trim, and vinyl thickness all play a role in the final cost per square foot. There is even the option of insulated versus uninsulated vinyl siding.
Depending upon what your final choice in material is will determine how the installation process will go. Some materials add additional steps to the installation process which will add cost. Adding materials such as house wrap or rigid insulation under uninsulated vinyl siding will also add to your bottom line.
Return on investment
Factoring in all of the above items still shows having new siding installed is a wise investment. A 2017 study showed that 76.4% of the cost in siding is recouped. Additionally, properly installed siding with house wrap and insulation board will put money in your pocket through energy savings.
If you have been considering a siding replacement project, give Bealing Roofing & Exteriors, Inc. a call. We can handle any size siding project and we deliver great value and service every time.