How To Understand The Costs Of New Vinyl Siding

When you are ready to replace the siding on your home, one of the first concerns is going to be how much will it cost. The exact cost for replacing the siding on your home is determined by a few factors. Let’s look at the three key factors and how they can impact the price of your project.

Type of Vinyl Siding

You can get more than one type of vinyl siding. The one you choose is going to affect the price significantly.

One variation in vinyl siding is the profile. The more common option is the clapboard look, which resembles the look of traditional wood siding lapped one over the other. Dutch lap is another profile available. This type of siding has an angled top and a straight bottom. It offers a different profile from the clapboard look.

Panel length also plays a role in cost. With standard vinyl siding, the panel length is 12′. With extra long panels in 16′ 8″ or 25′ lengths, the cost will go up, though it may be worth it due to the fewer amount of overlaps required.

Chosen Color

All vinyl siding lines come with a palette of standard colors as well as upgraded premium colors. Standard colors come in at a lower price than premium colors. Premium colors may cost more to produce than standard colors and will cost more as a result.

Size of House

How big your home is will play a major role in the cost to replace the siding. Simply put, the bigger your home, the more it’s going to cost.

The standard way to measure how much siding is required is to calculate the number of squares it will take to cover the home. A square is 100 square feet of siding.

  • A small home would require 15 to 20 squares which will cost between $5,000 to $10,000, depending on the type and color siding you choose.
  • A medium home can have 21 to 30 squares with a cost of between $11,000 and $15,000.
  • A large home will have 31 or more squares and would cost $16,000 or more.

Of course, these are just estimates. To get an exact estimate what it would cost to replace your home’s siding, you need to get a formal estimate.

Contact Midwest Roofing, Siding & Windows today. We are proud to be the siding contractor of choice in the Twin Cities.

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