The cost of siding replacement ranges based upon the types of materials that are used and the size of your home. It is important to understand how prices are determined for siding replacement to ensure you are receiving a fair quote.
While providing an average cost is difficult to do without knowing the specifics of your needs, the cost for siding replacement (which includes the materials and labor) ranges from $3,000 to $16,000.
Factors That Determine The Cost Of Siding Replacement
The most notable factors that impact the cost of siding replacement are the cost the contractor charges per square foot, the cost of the materials they use (which is based upon the type and quality of materials), the labor costs, and your location. The following is a more detailed review of each factor.
The Cost Per Square Foot
The cost per square foot is one of the main determining factors for the overall cost of siding replacement. Each contractor determines their own cost per square foot. This typically includes the cost of materials (per square foot) and the cost of labor. The cost for this can range anywhere from $2 to more than $30 per square foot.
The Cost Of Each Material Option
To get further into the details as to why contractors may charge a certain price per square foot, it helps to understand the various material options and the costs associated with each type. The cost of siding replacement also varies based upon the type of material you need or choose. The most common types of siding include:
- Fiber Cement
Wood and vinyl are usually under $5 per square foot. Fiber cement and brick is typically between $6 and $9 per square foot, and stone can cost as much as $20 per square foot. Of course, the more expensive material is likely to last much longer and hold up well over time, so the long-term value is similar with each option despite some costing significantly more initially.
The Cost Of Siding Replacement Labor
As discussed, the cost of the material is one of the primary expenses the contractor must cover and subsequently is a large factor in the overall price that is charged. The other main factor is the cost of the siding replacement labor. In essence, this is the charge for the contractor’s professional time. The cost of the labor can also vary. You can expect to pay anywhere from $5 to more than $10 per square foot for labor costs.
The Average Siding Replacement Costs In Your Area
The area you live in may also impact how much you can expect to pay for siding replacement. For example, a home in a metropolitan area is likely to be higher than a home in a residential area. The cost difference is largely due to the overall cost of living for your area. Understanding the average siding replacement costs in your specific neighborhood can help you determine if a quote you receive is fair.
Frequently Asked Questions About Siding Replacement
It is also helpful to understand when siding replacement is required, the benefits of hiring a professional contractor, and whether or not you can replace your siding on your own, which are some of the more frequently asked questions siding contractors receive.
When Should I Consider Siding Replacement?
Home siding can last between 15 and more than 50 years depending on the type of siding material, how well you care for your siding, and your location. The best way to determine if siding replacement (or siding repair) is right for you is to order an inspection from a licensed siding contractor.
Should I Hire A Professional For Siding Replacement Or Can I Do It Myself?
Siding replacement is not recommended for the average homeowner. This is because it is more extensive and complex than many anticipate initially, causing the homeowner to spend an excess amount of time working on it. Plus, the risk of complications are relatively high. This can make for a highly frustrating process for the homeowner, and many eventually hire someone to do the job in the end.
What Are The Benefits Of Siding Replacement?
Siding replacement from a professional contractor allows you to ensure the results last for a long time as many contractors offer both materials and workmanship warranties. It also allows for improved aesthetic appeal and better home insulation as it is more protective from weather elements (rain, wind, etc.).
Get Started With Siding Replacement From Adelphia Exteriors
Adelphia Exteriors offers roof and siding replacement services, among other exterior services for your northern Virginia home. To learn more about how our dedicated and experienced siding contractors can assist you, call us or send us a message today.