2023 Siding Replacement Cost – Estimate House Siding Prices

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Replacing old siding is one of the most lucrative exterior remodels, that greatly improves the durability and curb appeal of your house.

There is a wide range of house siding materials to choose from, ranging in cost from as little as $5,000 to as much as $30,000 installed on a 2,000 sq.ft. house.

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How Much Is Siding For A House?

National Average Siding Cost $8,750
Low-end Cost $3,550
High-end Cost $32,000
Typical Range $6,500-17,000

The biggest factor that determines how much you end up spending on your new siding is the material you select.

Vinyl siding is the cheapest to install and costs as little as $4,000-5,5000 for a 2,000 sq.ft. house.

There are many mid-range siding options, such as metal siding, engineered wood, and fiber cement, all of which range in cost from $8,000 to 20,000.

Premium siding materials, such as cedar wood, stucco, brick and stone veneer can cost anywhere from $14,000 to 30,000+

Removing old siding can add as much as $1,000-1,500 to the total cost, depending on the siding material that needs to be removed.

You can use our Siding Calculator to estimate the cost of replacing siding on your house.

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Factors That Impact The Cost Of Siding Replacement

Siding materials are not created equal, and this is what impacts your total siding installation cost the most. High-quality siding from a top manufacturer can cost 3-4 times as much compared to cheap siding.

The second factor that impacts siding prices is labor rates. On average, siding installers charge $55 per hour, but this can price can go to to as high as $75 per hour, depending on local labor rates.

If you live in an area with high real estate prices, you can expect that all your remodeling costs will be at least 15-20% higher than the national average prices.

Lastly, the complexity of labor can also raise the total siding cost by as much as 30-50%. This is why only a siding pro can give you a realistic siding estimate, once he comes to look at your house and scope of work.

Things like your house architecture, number of stories, accessibility, number of windows and doors, potential siding and fascia repairs can all raise the final price quote for a siding replacement.

Siding Cost Per Square Foot

Siding prices per square foot vary greatly depending the siding material as well as the brand you select.

For example, high-end vinyl siding, such as Novik can cost as much as $4 per square foot for materials only, while budget vinyl siding from Alside can cost as little as $1.50 per square foot for materials.

Together with professional installation, most homeowners spend $5-12 per square foot to install house siding.

See the table below for siding cost estimates per square foot (including all labor and materials)

Siding Material Cost Per Square Foot Cost For 2,000 Sq.Ft.
Vinyl Siding $5 $10,000
Cedar Wood Shakes and Shingles $7.00 $14,000
Aluminum Siding $6 $12,000
Steel Siding $7 $14,000
Fiber Cement Siding $10 20,000
Engineered wood Siding $8 $16,000
Stucco $11 $22,000
Brick Veneer $12 $24,000
Stone $16 32,000

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Cost of DIY vs Professional Siding Installation

Typically, the cost of professional siding installation makes up about 50% of the total siding cost. This means that if you can install the siding by yourself, you can save anywhere from $2,000-4,000 depending on the siding material you will install.

Most DIY savvy homeowners install vinyl siding, as its the best option for DIY installation. Vinyl siding is light weight and is overall easy to work with, compared to other siding materials, which are heavier and require more specialized knowledge.

Another DIY friendly option is to install metal siding panels. Similar to vinyl siding, these panels can be purchased in any home improvement store, and there is a good selection to choose from.

However, if you have never installed siding before, its best to leave the job to the pros, especially because poorly installed siding can compromise the structural integrity of your house.

Its best to get at least 3 price estimates from local siding installers and go for a company that has the best reviews.

How Much Does Lowe’s Charge To Install Siding?

If you don’t want to spend a lot of money on hiring an expensive siding contractor, you can have Lowe’s install your vinyl siding.

Lowe’s carries a wide range of vinyl siding panels (traditional, Dutch Lap, Board and Batten), shakes as well as decorative panels. Most products are manufactured by Georgia Pacific, while some higher end siding is made by Novik.

For a 2,000 sq.ft. vinyl siding installation, Lowe’s contractors will charge you $6,500-11,000, depending on siding brand, complexity of labor and other factors. This is equivalent to $3.25 – 5.5 per square foot.

Alternatively, you can purchase all the siding materials and tools from Lowe’s and do the install yourself.

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Siding Replacement Cost Near Me

How much you end up spending on your new siding will greatly depend on your location. This is because professional labor rates vary greatly across the states, based on local economic conditions and real estate prices.

Keep in mind that siding installation costs are also higher in the urban areas compared to rural areas, and the price difference can be as much as 30%

Check out the table below to see average siding replacement costs in different cities and states across the US.

Location Average Replacement Cost
New York City $10,000 – 19,000
Boston $9 – 17,500
Los Angeles $11,000-$19,600
San Francisco/Bay Area $11,500-$20,000
Seattle $10,500-$19,500
Miami $7,000 – 15,000
Washington D.C. Metro Area $6,500-$15,000
New Jersey $7,500-$16,450
Massachusetts $7,000-$16,000
Florida $6,450-$14,000
Georgia $5,500-$13,000
South Carolina $5,600-$13,600
Illinois $6,000-$15,000
Minnesota $5,500-$12,500
Texas $5,800-$12,200

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Siding Cost Based On House Size

The table below provides average siding replacement cost based on the size of the house. These price estimates are for vinyl siding.

House Size Siding Replacement Cost
1,000 square feet $4,500 – 5,000
1,500 square feet $5,500 – $6,000
2,000 square feet $5,800 – $6,500
2,500 square feet $6,500 – $7,000
3,000 square feet $7,200 – $8,500
3,500 square feet $8,000 – $9,600

What Is The Best House Siding?

Different siding materials fit the needs of different home owners. If you are looking for a beautiful high quality siding that will last over 20 years without requiring much maintenance, your best bet is to go with fiber cement siding is such as James Hardie or Allura.

Many homeowners who are not into vinyl siding but also don’t want fiber cement siding, such as James Hardie, have started installing engineered wood siding, particularly, LP Smartside. In the last few years, LP has give Hardie siding a run for their money.

If you are looking for something more economical but still good quality, CertainTeed vinyl siding is a great choice.

Siding materials, such as stucco, natural wood, brick veneer and brick are very expensive to install and are best suited for luxury properties.

These premium siding materials also cost to more in maintenance and repairs. On the up side, they last a lot longer than other siding options.

How Do I Choose The Most Durable Siding?

In addition to general curb appeal and cost, its very important to consider how your regional weather conditions will impact the siding’s durability.

Only the very top siding materials such as real stone and brick can withstand any type of climate.

However, other siding materials have their weak spots that become extremely pronounced in particular weather zones.

If you home is located in a very mild climate, with low temperature fluctuations, you can safely install pretty much any siding type.

In fact, even cheap siding options will still do ok in this area, and will give you over two decades of service life.

The life span of most types of siding such as vinyl, stucco, fiber cement, real and engineered wood can be drastically reduced by prolonged exposure to moisture, strong winds, hail, snow and ice storms, heavy rain, high heat and severe cold, major yearly temperature fluctuations.

If your siding is not well suited for your climate, you will also need to spend a lot more money on regular repairs and maintenance.

This is why investing more into a siding material that performs well in your location can actually save you a lot of money on siding repairs in the long run.

Installing siding can be a very expensive project, especially if you are considering higher-end materials.

How Long Does It Take To Put New Siding On A House?

On average, tearing off old siding and put up new siding takes about 7-14 days.

Typically, contractors do trim around the windows as the the first step of project, Next, the pros will put up siding insulation, and do any necessary repairs. Putting up the new siding is the last step of the process.

However, siding replacement can take longer depending on the following factors:

– Size of your home
– Number of windows and doors. Extra windows create more work and extend total installation time
– Type of siding you are installing
– Whether there are any repairs that need to be done
– If the new siding needs to be painted, it will take a few extra days
– If asbestos, lead paint, pest infestation, or wood rot are discovered (this often happens in old houses), this will need to be removed first, before proceeding with the install

Is It Cheaper To Paint Or Reside A House?

On average, painting house siding costs as little as $110 – 285 for every 300 sq.ft.. This is about 60% cheaper than installing even budget friendly vinyl siding, let alone more expensive siding materials.

However, if your siding is very old or damaged, painting it is only a very short term solution. In this case, it may be worth it to replace your siding, instead of spending a few thousand dollars on paint.

Does Siding Increase Home Value?

Its important to consider the overall value of your home, as well as how long you plan to live in it to determine whether you will get a high ROI when installing a particular type of siding.

According to the National Association of Realtors, exterior renovations, such as new siding bring some of the best returns on investment, compared to other projects. According to research, you can recoup about 80-83% of vinyl siding cost, at resale.

Since vinyl siding products have significantly improved both in aesthetic appeal and durability over the last decade, vinyl is no longer perceived as the “poor man’s” siding material. Quality vinyl siding is a great fit for most moderate to average priced homes under $600,000.

In general, prospective buyers perceive Hardie siding to be more upscale and durable than vinyl, and are willing to pay more for it.

Wood siding offers overall lower returns, of about 70-75% Keep in mind that its also more expensive compared to other types of siding.

This means that if you are considering siding replacement as a way to boost your home’s curb appeal, it may not be worth it to invest in natural wood materials.

Depending on your location, some siding materials may be perceived as more desirable and valuable than others.

Its best to consult with your realtor to determine which siding will deliver the best return on investment at resale.

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About Leo Bender

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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