Siding Calculator estimates your new siding cost based on house size, type of siding material, number of doors & windows, etc.
You can estimate the cost of installing vinyl siding, wood (cedar/pine) aluminum, or James Hardie siding. Price estimates include all materials and installation by a professional siding contractor.
See costs in your area Start Here - Enter Your Zip Code
If you are ready to replace your old house siding, contact your local pros for FREE ESTIMATES!
How To Use Siding Calculator
Siding Replacement Cost Estimator aggregates and analyzes pricing from licensed siding contractors in different regions of the US. This means that when you select your location, you will get a quote for that particular region.
To get a general sense of siding installation costs, you can select the National Average Setting.
To get an accurate price estimate, enter your ground measurements, number of levels, home type, number of doors & windows, old siding removal, house insulation type, and new siding material.
For best results, take your time to measure the house properly. Go from corner to corner with a tape measure, and get the Length and Width of your house.
If you get sizes like 26′ 7″, it is best to round it up to 27′, otherwise the quote will be less than what contractor will give you.
Roof Slope: When measuring / estimating roof slope, you can either use your judgement or use a 2′ level + tape measure to get accurate reading. Go into your attic, position the level horizontally, one end against the rafter. Then measure the distance from the opposite end of the level, up to the rafter. Divide this distance by 2. This will be your slope.
Example: If your distance is 14″, the slope is 7 over 12 or just 7. Follow the provided diagram.
Roof Types: If you have a FLAT or HIP roof, select “FLAT” option for Roof Slope. In either case, your house does not have gables, so now siding will be installed above roof base.
Gable Side (roof width): Make sure when entering house dimensions that the Gable Side is entered into appropriate field. Your gables will be calculated base on this dimension and roof slope. If you enter wrong measurement into this field, the calculation will be off.
Other options: Select number of floors in your home, job complexity (use your judgement, but if you have multiple bump-outs / built in bays, etc, of if your house is Victorian style with all kinds of decorative pieces, use medium or difficult option). Select new insulation type, and number of windows / doors to be wrapped with flat stock aluminum.
Removal of old materials: Note that old plastic / vinyl / aluminum siding must always be removed, before new VINYL siding is installed. Vinyl CAN be installed over wood siding. For other materials, you must always remove old siding down to wall flat boards.
Asbestos siding: If you have old asbestos shingles on your walls it is best to install new (vinyl) siding on top, without removing asbestos. Otherwise your cost of siding a house will be 3 times more that is estimated by our calculator.
Removing asbestos is VERY expensive and can only be done by certified contractors. The whole area should be then concealed to minimize / eliminate asbestos dust. Never let a regular siding contractor remove asbestos shingles.
How Much Is Siding For A House?
On average, the cost of replacing siding on a 2,000 sq.ft. simple ranch style house is $7,095 – $10,248 for vinyl siding, and $13,895 – 20,071 for James Hardie siding.
Removal of old siding will add anywhere from $1,000 to 3,000, depending on the amount and type of material being removed.
Aside from the cost of siding itself, there are other factors that will impact how much you will end up spending in total:
– Number of stories in your home
– Size of your house: the bigger the square footage, the more expensive your overall cost will be
– Architectural complexity
– Adding insulation
– Accessories: trim, fascia board, crown molding, etc These can add anywhere from $3-5 per square foot
– Wrapping window and door frames with flat-stock aluminum (copping)
– Pro you hire: licensed, established contractors charge more for their work
– Your geographic location: labor costs in more expensive cities tend to be 12-18% higher compared to lower income areas.
Siding Cost Per Square Foot
Among popular siding materials, vinyl siding is the cheapest, with prices starting at $2.5 per square foot. Its followed by aluminum and fiber cement, both of which are in the middle of the price spectrum, between $3.5 to 6 per square foot.
At the highest end are engineered wood, natural wood, stucco, brick and stone siding. Costs for these materials range from $7 to 20+ per square foot.
Check out this reference chart to get an idea how much the top siding materials cost per square foot.
|Siding Material||Price Per Sq.Ft. Installed||Average Lifespan|
|Vinyl||$3.5 – 4.75||20 – 25 years|
|Aluminum||$3.9 – 7||30 – 40 years|
|Fiber Cement||$6.5 – 9.8||30 – 50 years|
|Brick||$6 – 11||50-100+ years|
|Stone Veneer||$6 – 11||40 – 50+ years|
|Engineered Wood||$7 – 11||30 – 50 years|
|Cedar Shakes & Shingles||$7 – 10.3||20 – 30 years|
|Stucco||$7 – 10||30 – 50 years|
|Brick Veneer||$10.5 – 14||40 – 50+ years|
|Natural Stone||$15 – 30||over 100 years|
Cost To Hire A Siding Pro
Depending on where you live, professional siding installers will have different labor rates for their work. Large cities along the East and West coasts have some of the highest labor charges ranging from $55-75 per hour, depending on the type of siding being installed.
In the Southern and Midwestern states where the standard of living as well as the real estate prices are much lower compared to the coasts, contractor labor rates are also a lot more affordable. Siding pros in these areas charge $35-65 per hour to install siding.
Another factor that makes a difference in the final labor quote is whether or not this is a large or a small contractor.
Typically large, well established contractors charge premium for their work and are not willing to negotiate because they are not looking for more business.
Mid-size companies usually offer the best value in terms of quality of labor vs price.
Pro Tip: make sure that you only hire a siding pro who has good references, and is licensed and insured.
How Long Does House Siding Last?
The longevity of your new siding will be determined by a number of factors, such as:
– siding material you have installed: (vinyl siding has the shortest life span while brick siding lasts the longest)
– whether or not your give your siding regular maintenance, which can greatly extent its service life
– local weather conditions: if you live in a mild climate, your siding will last a long time without needing repairs. However, if you live in areas that get a lot rain, snow, temperature fluctuations, strong sun, etc, your siding will wear and tear a lot faster.
The table below provides general service life spans for top siding materials.
|Siding Material||Average Service Life Span|
|Vinyl Siding||15 – 20 years|
|Fiber Cement Siding||25 – 45+ years|
|Engineered Wood Siding||20 – 30 years|
|Real Wood Siding||20 – 40 years|
|Stucco||50 – 80 years|
|Brick Veneer Siding||50 + years|
|Real Brick Siding||100 + years|
What Is The ROI Of New Siding?
Siding replacement is one of the top exterior remodeling projects that bring in a great return on investment. Even if you install budget friendly vinyl siding you can expect as much as 70-75% returns.
Installing fiber cement, engineered wood or real wood siding brings as much as 80-85% ROI.
To give you more specific data, if your new siding costs $12,000, it will add around $9,600-9,800 to the resale value of your house.
See costs in your area Start Here - Enter Your Zip Code