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Metal Siding Installation Cost

The cost of metal (aluminum or steel) siding installation will increase or decrease based upon a number of factors. This article is intended to provide you a checklist of questions to ask yourself and your contractor. This key will serve as your guide: $0 = no additional cost, $ = standard cost, and $$ = increased cost.

Where do I need siding?

$ - Standard, two story home

$$ - When a detached garage also needs siding

$$ - When the home is architecturally complex

What type of siding do I want?

$ - Aluminum

$$ - Vinyl-coated aluminum

$$ - Steel

Does my current siding need to be removed?

$0 – When new siding is installed over the existing siding.

$$ - When the existing siding needs to be removed.

Do I want insulate the home?

$ - When just siding is installed

$$ - When house is wrapped to provide additional insulation

What time of year will the siding be installed?

$ - When siding is installed in the late fall or early winter.

$$ - When siding is installed during the spring or summer

Will the contractor have to do any custom work?

$$ - When special trim and/or moldings are needed.

$$ - When matching fascias and soffits will also be installed.

$$ - When accommodations need to be made for odd-shaped windows and skylights


1. How long do you expect the installation of my new siding to take?

2. What type of metal siding would you recommend?

3. Are you and your employees insured?

4. Does the siding come with a warranty?

5. Will you come to my house in order to repair any issues within a certain period of time?

6. Will you make sure there is no insect or water damage underneath the existing siding?

7. Does my existing siding need to be taken down or can you install the new siding on top of it?

8. Does the quote include inspection fees (if required)?

9. Is cleanup included in the cost estimate?

10. What type of maintenance will the siding require?

11. How will the weather and climate in this area affect the siding?

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Orlando, FL 32803

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