Vinyl siding has become one of the most commonly used exterior home materials throughout the country. With its low maintenance requirements, durability and sustainability, it is no wonder why it it has become so popular. Considering this, just how much is it actually going to cost you to choose vinyl siding for your own house?
While the temptation might be there to try and do this project yourself (especially if you have seen one too many DIY Youtube videos or TV shows); in reality, it’s not the best idea. Proper installation and anchoring is essential for a long-lasting siding job, and learning to do it very well takes time and experience. The literal installation of the materials on average is less than a dollar more (per square foot) than if you just paid for the materials and did it yourself. Here are the incurred costs of getting vinyl siding installed on your house.
There are typically three different kinds of vinyl siding. These are split into three classes based on their quality and their performance. There is a low grade vinyl siding, which usually starts around fifty cents per square foot. The next step up is the mid-grade quality, which is the most heavily used of the classes of siding out there for typical residential projects that don’t need to be seriously weather or element proof. This level usually sits somewhere in the realm of 1.50 per square foot. For around 2 dollars a square foot (on average), you can get the premium grade.
Vinyl Siding traditionally only comes in a handful of colors. This isn’t to say that you can’t get siding in any color that your heart desires, but specialty colors are going to cost you more per square foot and will often need to be specially ordered and shipped before you can get it. Home improvement suppliers usually have plenty of the normal vinyl siding colors in all grades available for purchase when you come in.
If you currently have siding or another exterior material (that can’t be covered with siding), then you will likely be looking at an incurred cost to remove the old siding or material before the installation of the new pieces. Talk to your contractor about what that cost looks like and what options are available to you.
Trims, moldings, soffits, channels, and shutters are all costs that are in addition to the square footage estimations. Depending on how detailed and involved you would like to get, you can expect that the installation price is going to rise in conjunction with the complication of the job.
All in all, save yourself the headache of attempting to do this on your own and allow a professional to come and do it for you. With even a minimal budget for the project overall, you will find that the price to get the entire siding installation completed is often well below what you might have anticipated before you got the estimate.
If you are interested in vinyl siding installation services, contact us for more information on how our remodeling contractors can get the job done for you with expertise and professionalism.