Estimating the Cost of a Siding Replacement
Estimating how much it will cost to replace your siding can be challenging. You will need to factor in the type of siding, the cost of labor, and your unique home. To get started, consider how the following will affect the cost of your siding replacement:
Type of Siding
Different siding materials will cost vastly different amounts. Fiber cement siding will be the most expensive, followed by wood siding. Costs for wood vary based on the cut and color or stain. Finally, vinyl siding is typically the most cost-effective.
When replacing your siding, you will likely need to replace other pieces of your home's exterior as well. Replacement items can include the fascia, soffits, trim, and crown molding.
Size of Your Home
It may seem obvious, but the size of the area you need siding replaced will affect the cost. Siding is measured and priced by the square foot, so the more you need, the more it will cost.
Removal of Existing Siding
Your contractor will likely include the removal and disposal of your existing siding into their fee. Make sure this is included up front.
Permits and Inspections
Whenever major work is being done on a home, a permit is often needed, though not in every case or jurisdiction. A professional siding replacement company should pull permits for you; however, permits still incur a small fee. Additionally, you may need a city or county inspection once work is completed.
When trying to figure out how much it will cost to replace your siding, it is best to get an estimate from a professional. Unlike some contractors who will simply eyeball your home's exterior to give an initial quote—a method which regularly results in costly change orders once the project begins—Brothers expert siding consultants inspect and measure your home to give you a quote with the right information up front.