Vinyl Siding Installation Cost
Cost to Install Vinyl Siding
Vinyl siding installation typically costs about $6,500. While projects often range in price from about $6,000 to $7,000, high-end projects can cost even more. To break that down, installation and materials usually range from about $3 to $3.50 per square foot — so the total cost of your project will depend on the square footage of your home, the quality of materials you use and labor costs in your area.Table of Contents:
- How much does vinyl siding cost to install?
- How much does vinyl siding cost by itself?
- What factors can affect the cost of installation?
Vinyl is one of the most popular siding options on the market today. Whether your home’s exterior paint has started to peel or you simply want to go for a fresh look, vinyl can be a great option. Not only is it durable and affordable, but it also comes in an incredibly wide variety of colors and finishes to suit a number of styles. There is one caveat to vinyl: It’s a plastic that doesn’t biodegrade over time, meaning it’ll likely end up sitting in a landfill for years once it’s replaced. While it can be recycled, in reality this doesn’t often happen.
When it comes to installation, this is a job best left to the pros. Your new siding should be a lasting investment, so it’s usually worth it to pay a bit more for quality craftsmanship. It’s also a good idea to contact multiple siding installation contractors ahead of time to get a few different quotes.
How much does vinyl siding cost by itself?
Vinyl siding prices can range widely depending on the quality you choose. In general, material costs alone often range from about $1.30 to $1.50 per square foot, but can be more for a high-end variety. Keep in mind that a higher-quality vinyl siding material (which is often thicker) will last longer and require fewer repairs, so it may save you money in the long run. Installing new vinyl siding also typically provides a good return on investment when it’s time to sell your home. After all, the exterior of your house is the first thing potential buyers will see, so a fresh look can go a long way!
There are a number of factors that can affect the cost of vinyl siding, such as thickness, texture and color. Read on to learn more about these features.Factors that Affect Vinyl Siding Cost:
- Thickness: The thicker the siding, the more expensive it will be. In general, you’ll want to purchase siding that’s at least 0.4 inches thick, but even thicker varieties are available.
- Texture: You can purchase smooth vinyl or planks that have been made to look like natural wood or other materials. Extra texturing will increase costs but may look more attractive.
- Panel Style: There are several siding styles, each with a very different look. Besides basic smooth panels that lie one next to the other, you can also get vinyl shingles or shakes, board and batten panels or beaded seam panels.
- Color: Vinyl can be had in almost any shade, and most colors will cost about the same. If you’re looking for a rare or custom color, costs could increase.
What factors can affect the cost of installation?
Most contractors charge about $1.50 per square foot to install vinyl siding, though prices can be much higher in some areas. The cost of your project will depend not only on the square footage of your home, but also how difficult the project is and the local cost of living. It’s always smart to confirm rates with your siding contractor ahead of time.Additional Costs:
- Trim work: Some contractors charge more to do moldings, trim, soffits, corners and vents. When you get your quote, you should ask if it includes detail work.
- Complex Layout: If your home has a complex layout, with lots of corners, curves or rounded turrets, your contractor may charge more for this (or the job may simply take longer).
- Siding Removal: If you need your old siding removed and disposed of, this often costs about $1 per square foot.
Note: Costs are estimated at the U.S. national level. Variations depend on factors such as the quality of materials, type of products installed and labor costs. The typical range is assumed to be between the 20th and 80th percentiles. The high-end and low-end costs are the maximum and minimum, respectively. Costs assume that the homeowner manages the project and hires subcontractors as needed. They include a subcontractor markup of 10% for materials and labor. Costs can be higher if a general contractor is managing the project. All numbers are rounded.
Source: 2019 Houzz Remodel Costs Database