2023 Siding Repair Cost

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On average, repairing the siding of a house will cost a homeowner $757 – 1,249. High-end siding repairs of brick or stone can cost as much as $2,800-4,000, whereas low-end vinyl siding repair can cost as little as $250-400.

Paying for a siding contractor labor will cost between $50 and $70 an hour.

Some repairs can be more complex and cost more, especially if you have multiple stories or elaborate architectural house structure.

In case your house siding is old, there is a chance it might contain asbestos, which will cost much more to remove.

Replacing soffits will cost you between $4 and $30 per linear foot. Any structural framing modifications or repairs will cost between $7 and $20 per square foot.

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Cost To Repair House Siding By Type

The cost to repair your siding will depend on what type of siding your house has. Stone siding is the most expensive type of siding to repair, while vinyl and fiber cement are the cheapest. The table below is organized approximately from the most affordable to the most pricey.

Siding Type Cost per Square Foot Total Cost (200 Sq. Ft)
Vinyl $1.5 – 2.5 $300 – $500
Fiber Cement $4 – $7 $800- $1,400
Aluminum $4- $10 $800 – $2,000
Brick $3 – $15 $600 – $3,000
Engineered Wood $5 -10 $1,000 – 2,000
Stucco $8 – $20 $1,600 – $4,000
Wood $6 – $30 $1,200 – $6,000
Stone $14 – $25 $2,800 – $5,000

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Factors That Increase Siding Repair Costs

There are several factors that make a big difference in the cost of siding repair. It is important to consider which of these factors are applicable to you when calculating how much repairs will cost you.

First of all, the older the siding, the more you will have to pay for repairs. That is because over time the color of most siding materials fades, so it will be difficult and costly to match the color of the old siding with the new siding.

This is especially true for vinyl siding. Expect to pay between $1 and $3 per square foot for exterior paint to match the repairs.

Alternatively, you can choose to replace an entire wall of siding to reduce the awkward color differences (as the differences will be on opposite sides of the home, rather than beside each other.)

Another factor that will drive up your total repair costs is the presence of infestations of termites or other insects in the wood.

Regardless of the siding material, there may be insect infestations in the underlying structure, which will cost more to eliminate. It is not a bad idea to pay between $100 and $300 for a professional pest inspection, which will reduce future repair costs.

The extent of the damage that the siding has undergone will also make a difference in the price. Be warned that some damage is not visible until the old siding is removed, so there may be unexpected costs here.

First, if the cladding and studs are not able to hold a nail, there may be damage to the frame and the entire substructure may need repairs or replacement.

Also, for older homes, contractors may decide to install a paper wrap such as Tyvek, over the wood sheathing or waterproofing, which will help protect the old structure but will also cost more.

Cost To Remove And Dispose Of Old Siding

The cost to remove and dispose of old siding may not be included in your contractor’s initial bid. Removing the existing siding on your house will cost you somewhere between $800 and $1,500, depending on the square footage and type of siding being removed.

Disposing the old siding will cost you between $250 – $450

Asbestos Siding Testing And Removal Costs

If you have asbestos, removing it can be one of the costliest aspects of repairing your siding, costing between $700 and $10,000. While the cost may tempt you to try your hand at removing asbestos DIY, this is best left up to the professionals.

First, in order to determine if you have asbestos, you will have to pay for asbestos testing, which will cost you around $200 – $800. Checking for asbestos is especially important in homes built between 1930 and 1980, as they are the most likely to contain it.

Also, an important feature of asbestos to know about is that it is not harmful unless it is disturbed. So if the asbestos becomes damaged or exposed to the touch, it is important to have it entirely removed.

Cost to Repair Dry Wood Rot

Dry wood rot is caused by a fungus, and cause damage to the wood structure. Repairing dry wood rot involves removing the piece of damaged wood, treating the rest of the wood with an anti-fungal treatment, and then replacing the affected wood. It is important to spot the warning signs of dry wood rot early on to prevent extensive damage.

If the wood appears a greenish color and has algae growing on it, or it is a darker color than the wood around it, that can be a sign that there may be fungus growing. Another sign is when the paint covering the wood is peeled or cracked.

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Vinyl Siding Repair Cost

Vinyl siding is one of the cheaper siding materials to repair. Repairing vinyl siding over 100 square feet can cost you between $500 and $800+, whereas a smaller repair job can cost you around $400.

If you only want to replace a few select damaged siding boards, it will cost between $40 and $100 per board, depending on the color and type of vinyl siding.

Vinyl siding needs repair as over time it becomes damaged by the elements. The repair project may require replacing a few select boards or replacing entire sections, depending on the extent of the damage.

One issue with replacing vinyl siding is that it may be difficult to find matching siding. A way to prevent this is to purchase extra siding when you first have your vinyl siding installed, so you can use the extra siding later when repairs are required.

Aluminum Siding Repair Cost

One common aluminum siding repair is fixing dents that occur. If the dents are in specific boards, it can be fixed easily DIY or by a local handyman (contractors are unlikely to take on such a small job). To fix dented individual aluminum panels, drill a hole into the board, insert a screw and punch out the dent, and it can be patched at repainted.

It is best to hire a professional if you have whole sections that must be repaired or replaced, as it is important to make sure they are installed properly.

Repairing aluminum siding costs around $3.50 -$4.75 per square foot, about $725 – $1,250 for a 200 foot section. For insulation that must be replaced, expect higher costs at around $1,500.

Cost To Repair Fiber Cement Siding

Repairing fiber cement siding, such as James Hardie, is a similar process to repairing vinyl, as single boards may need replacement or entire sections.

On average, repairing fiber cement siding costs $600-1,300, but can cost as much as $2,000-2,500 depending on the fiber cement siding brand, extend of damage, and total square footage of siding that needs to be repaired.

However, replacing fiber cement costs double (or more) the cost of repairing vinyl siding. Per square foot, fiber cement siding costs between $4.5 and $9. For high end fiber cement siding, expect to pay $10 – $12 per square foot.

Cedar Wood Siding Repair Cost

It is important to repair and replace wood siding when damage occurs, because putting off doing so can lead to rot and more extensive damage. Generally speaking, wood siding is replaced in sections (around 6 feet), rather than individual planks.

Underneath damaged wood siding, you may discover dry rot. Dry rot occurs when a fungus grows in moist wood, causing damage. It is important to identify early warning stages of dry rot, because it is important to detect before the damage becomes too extensive.

Warning signs of dry rot include wood that appears darker than the wood around it, wood that is green from algae growth, or the paint on the siding is peeling or cracked.

Do not forget to include in your calculations the cost of staining or painting the new wood siding to match the existing siding, which will incur some additional cost.

Cost To Fix Stucco

The cost of repairing stucco siding may vary widely, and really depends on the amount, size and depth of cracks that are present on the wall. To repair between ten and fifteen cracks on your house, expect to pay between $450 and $800, including labor and materials.

Using synthetic stucco for repairs is recommended over traditional stucco, which is wet and has more color and texture options. However, it can be more costly, between $900 and $1,200 for the same sized job.

On average, it costs $1,300 – 2,450 to do a complete stucco house repair, if there are a lot of cracks present.

Another way that costs may be higher is if the damaged stucco is on an upper story, or in an architecturally complex or difficult to access location, like porches, windows, or shutters. For those types of repairs expect to pay for an additional day of work, which depending on local labor costs will be priced around $500 -700 per day.

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Brick And Stone Siding Repair Cost

Brick and stone siding, while a beautiful material choice, will be expensive to repair and replace. Wood and stone requires repairs for two main reasons.

First, the house will naturally settle, which can lead to cracks in the mortar between the stones or bricks. Generally speaking, with this form of damage, the brick or stone itself will remain intact and undamaged. But if the brick or stone is damaged, it will need to be patched up with mortar.

Repairing this type of damage will cost over $700 for a 200 square foot building. This price includes the cost of labor, which will be between $45 and $60 an hour, as well as the mortar mixture, which will cost $2 -$3 per square foot. Small jobs may only take between 10 and 15 hours, whereas large fixing jobs can take over forty hours.

The second type of damage occurs if the brick or stone becomes very old, or if it was not properly installed. In this case, the brick or stone siding will need to be replaced. Per square foot, replacing brick or stone will cost around $8 – $10.

It may be difficult, however, to find the exact match and you may need to replace entire sections of siding to coordinate colors, which would increase the cost to

$11 – $15 per square foot


Replacing 100 square feet of brick or stone siding will cost, in total, somewhere from $1,500 and up to over $2,800.

Why Damaged Siding Needs To Be Fixed Right Away

If your siding is damaged, it is very important to identify the root of the issue and make the necessary repairs or replacements to rectify the damage.

Oftentimes, if your siding is damaged from moisture it is a sign that there is some weakness in the barrier protecting the frame of your house. Continuous, untreated moisture issues can lead to damage to the beams of your walls, which is incredibly costly to repair.

Mold inside of the home is another sign that something is amiss. This could be a sign that there is a crack or leak in your siding, so it is important to fix the siding immediately before it continues to spread and cause damage.

Metal siding can be damaged by moisture, as well. Moisture can damage metal siding by leading to rust formation, which is important to curb at the get-go. Fading can also cause problems for wood or vinyl siding, beyond only aesthetics: exposure to temperature changes can lead to warping, which is important to fix to prevent damage in the long-run.

Signs Your Siding Needs Repair

Repairing your siding is more affordable than the cost of replacing house siding, so it is important to know when your siding needs fixing so you can get on it before the damage spreads and leads to necessary replacement.

The first sign to watch out for is mold. Any mild to moderate mold is a sign that there is too much moisture entering the siding.

Sometimes, it is possible to remove mold completely without any other repairs. However, if the mold was not completely removed it will continue to spread and cause damage. It is also important to investigate why the siding became moldy, as there may be some underlying issues that need to be addressed.

Siding that has begun to peel and crack is a quick repair fix. Small, concentrated peeling or cracking can be easily fixed by replacing the small area. Even larger regions that must be repaired by removing an entire panel are still lower cost than replacing the entire siding.

Dents, especially on aluminum siding, can be repaired fairly easily. Repairing dents usually requires replacing the affected panels, but if the denting is not too significant or severe this should not pose that much of an issue.

Finally, loose siding panels are a relatively straightforward issue to fix. They can be caused by many factors, including storms or poor installation jobs. Fixing them will require only a short day’s work, either by a handyman or DIY.

When Its Time To Replace Your Siding

While it may be tempting to avoid replacing your siding as long as possible by having repairs after repairs, that is not a good financial choice in the long run.

Repairing siding that should be replaced will just require you to continue spending more and more money on repairs, while soon enough you will still need to replace it. Its much better to replace the siding when necessary rather than dump money into siding that must be removed.

The most important sign that your siding must be replaced is when you find rot. Even if you only discover minimal signs of rot, any rot indicates that there are major issues in the siding and it should be replaced. Neglecting to replace rotting siding can lead to all sorts of major structural issues and damage to the home.

Another sign that your siding needs replacement is if you find that the siding requires extensive quantities of maintenance or repairs. If you need to repaint, repair, or clean your siding more than once a year, you are probably due for siding replacement.

If you are worried that new siding is too expensive and you cannot afford it, there are actually plenty of low-cost siding materials, and not all of them are vinyl.

Other times you may want to replace your siding for aesthetic reasons rather than structural ones. For instance, if all of your siding is sun faded, that is very difficult to fix with repairs and can only be solved with replacement. If the amount of sun fading on your siding is bothersome, it may be time to consider replacing it.

Also, if your siding is outdated, you may want to think about the benefits of replacement. Up-to-date siding can reduce emissions and help save energy by improving the home’s insulation, in addition to the aesthetic benefits of fresh, modern siding.

In general, its a good idea to replace old, shabby looking siding as part of a large scale house remodel, if you are putting the house up for sale. New siding can bring up to 80% ROI, especially if you install good quality siding.

All in all, it may be time to consider replacement when your siding is becoming a hassle, or has widespread aesthetic flaws. Replacing your siding can be an excellent way to give your home a new look and boost your house value.

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About Leo B

Leo has been a contractor since 2003, specializing in: roofing, siding, general contracting (GC) and residential remodeling. Leo is also a Certified HVAC, Oil & Gas Heating Technician/Installer. In addition to roofing and remodeling, Leo is passionate about Solar, green building and energy conservation, so a lot of my time and energy goes to installing energy efficient heating and cooling systems.

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