Few home improvement projects have the power to transform the look of a home as dramatically as new siding. However, installing siding can be a costly endeavor depending on the size of the house and the materials used.
According to HomeGuide, the average cost of installing or replacing house siding is $3 to $11 per square foot, and installing siding on a typical 2,000-square foot home may cost anywhere from $4,300 to $15,800.
Here is a rundown of the average cost of installing the most popular types of siding in Virginia:
First introduced in the 1960s, vinyl siding has quickly cemented its place as the top choice for homeowners in Virginia and throughout the country on account of its easy maintenance, durability and versatility. It also provides excellent value because it is both affordable and long-lasting.
The average cost of vinyl siding in Virginia is $4 to $12 per square foot installed. This amounts to between $5,000 and $16,000 to side a 2000-square-foot house. At the upper end of the range is vinyl which is higher in quality and can resist fading.
The prices also depend on the thickness of the panels, with thicker panels providing more durability but coming at a greater cost. One advantage of vinyl siding is the fact that it is manufactured with color throughout the panel, which means any scratches to the siding will not be apparent.
Cement Fiber Siding
Cement fiber siding is a very versatile material that can be made to resemble stone, brick or wood. The typical cost of installing cement-fiber siding in Virginia is $5 to $13 per square foot. Although it is heavier and harder to maintain than vinyl siding, it offers excellent curb appeal and is often the material of choice in upscale neighborhoods.
Cedar Shake Siding
For the beauty of wood and natural resistance to pests and mold, cedar shake is a very desirable siding material. Cedar shakes can be found in several natural colors depending on the type of cedar tree they are sourced from, giving homeowners a range of shades from which to choose. It is also an environmentally friendly option because it is a renewable resource.
The cost of cedar shake siding is between $4 and $8 per square foot installed. This means that the overall cost for a typical 2000-square-foot house will be in the range of $5,700 to $11,500.
One of the more affordable siding materials, next to vinyl, is aluminum. Available in both flat and corrugated sheets, new aluminum siding can be installed over existing siding, which allows homeowners to save some money. It requires little maintenance, does not corrode or rust, and is fireproof. Moreover, homeowners can paint it, making it easy to get the exact shade they seek.
The average cost of aluminum siding is $5 to $9 per square foot installed. The cost of siding a 2000-square-foot home with aluminum siding is between $4,000 and $16,000 in total, depending on the type of aluminum siding used.
Metal And Steel Siding
Strong and durable, metal siding materials are increasingly popular for homeowners who are looking for maintenance-free and attractive siding. It does not crack, peel, or blister and can resist dents and scratches thanks to its significant strength. It also keeps its color longer than aluminum siding.
Homeowners can expect to pay between $3.50 and $9.50 per square foot of metal siding installed, on average, in Virginia. This means that siding a 2000-square-foot home with metal will cost between $10,000 and $15,000. The specific price will depend on the thickness of the metal as well as its design and insulation.
Beautiful and timeless, wood siding provides homes with a classic look and can last for a very long time with proper maintenance. It is recommended that wood siding is painted every five years and stained every three to five years, while a clear sealer needs to be applied every two years to protect it from moisture damage, cracking and peeling. It is considered an eco-friendly choice because most wood siding is harvested from sustainable forests.
The average cost of wood siding installation in Virginia is $4 to $13 per square foot, which amounts to between $3,000 and $8,000 on a 2000-square-foot house. There are many different types of wood that are used for siding, and the specific cost will depend on the species.
Engineered Wood Siding
Composite and engineered wood siding is more affordable than real wood and gives homes a very similar look. Made using a combination of real wood scraps and resins, it is an eco-friendly choice that is more resistant to mildew, insects and mold than real wood. It can also handle extreme temperatures without cracking or melting.
The average cost of replacing engineered wood siding on a 2000-square-foot home is between $4,750 and $9,450.
Get In Touch With The Siding Installation and Replacement Team
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