Home Siding Cost | How Much Does New Siding Cost?

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James Hardie Siding is the most popular and durable option, but how much does new siding cost to install? The average cost to install Hardie Siding (including material costs) for a 1,500 sqft house can cost around $12,000 to $20,000 depending on various factors such as accessibility, additional trim installation, and painting. 

With the addtional cost of James Hardie Siding however, it ranks the #1 best home investment, bringing in as much as an 84% return on investment.  

The replacement cost of siding depends on the design and the size of the house, local labor cost, also whether you are doing a partial or full installation. If you want that first solid impression when a neighbor or a new buyer approaches your home, then try not to neglect the maintenance of your home and replace the siding when required. In this article, we will talk about how much does new siding cost and its installation and replacement factors.

 

There are many other siding options to choose from. Down below we have a list of home siding costs according to each material below: 

siding installation cost per material
Chart from Modernize Home Services

What Determines the Cost of New Siding?

The size of your home: This will matter when you want to add new siding to your home. Make sure you measure by the square foot. If you have a tight budget, then try to opt for smaller replacements other than the entire makeover. 

The type of siding: There are different types of siding available in the market and you have to choose the one based on your budget. Cheap to expensive they have their perks and disadvantages. Also, you have to choose colors, design, the climate of your area, and so on. If you have been inspired by a neighbor’s house, try to think how much they have paid for that, and if you can afford the same. 

Unique features on your house: Shapes and features of a home are also the factors when you are looking for the cost of vinyl siding. For instance, if you buy 12-foot vinyl siding, and your home has various bends and corners, you will have to cut the strip, and it will enhance the cost too. It’s best to get help from an expert as they will do the work efficiently. 

Before you decide to remove the old siding of your home, you need to know how old is the house? Also, when was the last time the siding was changed. Once you have sorted out the answers, you can plan the estimate of replacing the siding.

When Should You Replace Your Siding?

Identifying the time to remove and install new siding can be difficult. To make the decision easier you have to check if the siding in any part of your house is coming loose has blackened, warped, or cracked. Check out our other article here, on when you should have your siding replaced.

If there are missing sections of the siding, and if it’s not insulating the house properly. An old house can have other issues such as rotten wood, termites, and moisture. Check for the damages and then make a plan to replace the same. 

However, while checking for the damages be careful of the electrical and plumbing lines. If you’re deciding to sell your house, replacing the old siding of your house will always be beneficial for you. You will get a better resale value, and even if you are thinking of renting the place, you will most likely be able to collect a higher rent. 

You won’t even have to think of cleaning your siding for a long time after the replacement is done. It will be a worthwhile investment, and you can stay stress-free if you ever intend to sell the place. In here, it’s always a good idea to talk to a professional about the siding replacement.

Installing Siding by Yourself vs Hiring a Siding Contractor

If you have experience changing the siding, then you can take up this task. But if you are a novice, you might need the help of a DIY video (not always the best idea). It’s always best to hire help from a professional as they are the experts in this field. 

You may have to spend more money in the short term to hire a siding contractor, but it is always going to be a worthwhile investment. A professional siding contractor like Mr. Happy House will make sure that the siding is properly placed and they will even give you a warranty on their work. 

New Siding Costs Vary by Location

The cost of siding replacement may vary from one location to another. If your area requires a rate, the other might require more or less. This is because the seller and the experts are different in each location. They have their own rates based on their work. However, for bigger cities like Houston or St. Louis, the cost can be higher, but it may not be the same for rural locations.

How to Estimate Siding Costs by Home Square Footage

The cost of siding replacement of the house exterior should be measured by per square foot. No matter the material you choose, you must measure the square footage of the areas you want to cover.

If your house is 1500 sqft, you shouldn’t use that number to calculate how much your new siding is going to cost, because what needs to be measured is the areas of siding, width & height.

The more edges and walls there are, the more the siding installation will cost. If your home has very few walls and edges, the cost of installation can decrease. Another factor to consider is exterior painting, how much caulk you’ll need to properly seal trim corners, and the amount of paint. 

Enhancements and Improvements Costs

There will be other costs other than the above-mentioned factors. What most companies don’t tell you about the cost of siding is these factors below, which can heavily impact the cost of new siding:

Flashing

Flashing is used around windows, doors, and edges where the roof meets the siding and is used to protect the walls from getting water damage. Flashing is super important in keeping out water, there really is no point of replacing your siding if you don’t have properly installed flashing. Flashing around a chimney for example can cost around $300-$1500 depending on the size and condition of the chimney & surrounding areas.

Painting Your Siding

If you opt for pre-finished siding or the ones that do not require painting then you can avoid this cost, however, pre-painted siding typically doesn’t hold up very good as regular exterior paint. Siding material such as aluminum and wood requires repairing, maintaining, and painting too. The average cost you have to pay for siding painting can be around $1,800 to $4000 based on the square footage of the house and the type of paint used.

Exterior Trim Replacement

House siding needs exterior trim in order for the final finish to turn out right, this gives it a good curb appeal to the siding and the look becomes perfect. Trimming also costs $1,800 to $3,500, based on the size of the installed siding.

Additional Siding Factors to Consider

  • Permits: Permits or HOA approval may be required in your area whenever you plan to replace the old siding. 
  • Time: Timing matters when you want to replace the siding of your home. It will depend on the size and shape of your home, also the design you want. It’s best to talk to an expert before you plan the replacement. An expert will help you through the places that need replacement, patching, or painting. Also, you have to make sure that the work does not disturb the electrical and water lines.

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Final Thoughts

There are different siding materials and types available in the market, and based on your budget and requirement you have to choose the best type of siding that best fits your goals and budget. Before you decide on getting new siding for your home, it’s best to talk to an expert.

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