Siding Installation Costs

What is the cost of vinyl siding installation?

The cost of vinyl siding installation is $3.87 per square foot (mid-grade siding).*

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ProMatcher’s Siding Installation Guide is designed to help you learn everything you need to know about siding before hiring a contractor for your project. We have compiled information about the pros and cons of each siding material. You can learn how much it costs to install or replace the siding on your home. You can even request price quotes from siding contractors in your local area.
  1. Cost of Siding Installation
  2. Vinyl Siding Cost
  3. Wood Siding Cost
  4. Metal Siding Cost
    - Cost of Aluminum Siding
    - Cost of Steel Siding
  5. Stucco Siding Cost
    - Cost of Traditional Stucco
    - Cost of Synthetic Stucco
  6. Fiber-Cement Siding Cost
  7. Brick Siding Cost
  8. Stone Siding Cost
  9. General Siding FAQs
  10. Get a Price Quote

How Much Does Siding Cost?

Most homeowners pay between $3.25 and $6.89 per square foot to install new siding on their homes. For a typical 1500 square foot home, someone could expect to spend $5,500 - $12,200 when re-siding the entire home. Vinyl siding usually costs between $2 and $5 per sq. ft. installed. Wood siding typically costs about $4 to $6 per square foot. We have collected cost data from siding contractors around the country to help us calculate these ballpark estimates.



Here are the national average costs of various material types:

Average Cost of Common Siding Materials
Siding material Average installation cost
Cost of Vinyl Siding $3.87 per square foot installed
Cost of Wood Siding $5.42 per square foot installed
Cost of Aluminum Siding $5.52 per square foot installed
Cost of Fiber-Cement Siding $4.84 per square foot installed
Cost of Steel Siding $5.51 per square foot installed
Cost of Stucco Siding $6.43 per square foot installed
Cost of Synthetic Stucco Siding $7.78 per square foot installed

What are the main factors impacting the cost of siding installation?

The material you choose to use, and the size of your house are the biggest factors impacting the cost of siding installation.

Here is a more detailed list of cost factors:

1. Size of home and amount of material needed

2. Configuration and layout of home (multiple floors, unique architectural features, etc.)

3. Local labor costs

4. Siding material selection (vinyl, brick, aluminum, etc.)

5. Travel distance to job site (extra mileage charges may apply)

6. Removal, haul away, and disposal of old siding

7. How much prep work needs to be done

8. Type of insulation or moisture barrier installed under siding

9. Type of trim pieces, soffits, fascia boards installed

10. Permit inspection fees and taxes

How Much Does Vinyl Siding Cost?

The cost of vinyl siding installation is usually about $3.87 per square foot. Most homeowners pay $3.16 to $4.57 per square foot to install vinyl siding. It usually costs between $5,000 to $11,000 to install vinyl siding on a typical 1500 sq. ft. home. Costs can vary from region to region.



Here is a list of prices in a number of cities:

Average Cost to Install Vinyl Siding
Charlotte, NC$2.82 - $4.07 per square foot
Houston, TX$2.79 - $4.03 per square foot
Indianapolis, IN$2.64 - $3.81 per square foot
Kansas City, MO$2.96 - $4.27 per square foot
Milwaukee, WI$3.09 - $4.45 per square foot
Nashville, TN$2.69 - $3.88 per square foot
New York, NY$6.57 - $9.47 per square foot
Philadelphia, PA$3.83 - $5.53 per square foot
Seattle, WA$3.68 - $5.31 per square foot
Washington, DC$4.25 - $6.12 per square foot
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Here is a list of average vinyl siding installation rates in a few different states:

Average Cost to Install Vinyl Siding
Texas $3.40 per square foot
Ohio $3.42 per square foot
New York $4.82 per square foot
California $4.91 per square foot
Florida $3.78 per square foot
Colorado $3.76 per square foot
Oklahoma $3.34 per square foot
Georgia $3.41 per square foot

What is vinyl siding?

Vinyl siding is made primarily from rigid PVC (polyvinyl chloride). It is the most common type of siding used in the United States. It is popular for its affordability and versality. Vinyl siding comes in many different colors and styles. It can be made to imitate the look of wood clapboards or cedar shakes.



Read More: Vinyl Siding Installation 101

What are the advantages of using vinyl siding?

Vinyl siding is very popular because it is budget-friendly and low-maintenance. It comes in a variety of colors and styles, and it does not need to be painted.


Here is a list of additional advantages:

- Will not attract termites
- Lightweight, but durable
- Straightforward installation process

What are the disadvantages of using vinyl siding?

Cost of Vinyl Siding

Unfortunately, there are one or two disadvantages to installing vinyl siding. For example, certain vinyl siding colors may fade over time. Thinner, uninsulated vinyl siding panels are not very energy efficient.



Here is a list of additional disadvantages:

- May be damaged by storms and other severe weather
- Does not have the natural look of wood or brick
- Can melt when exposed to high temperatures

How long does vinyl siding last?

Vinyl siding typically lasts 18 to 30 years. With the proper maintenance, vinyl siding may last well over 30 years. Standard vinyl siding warranties can last anywhere from 10 to 20 years. Each siding manufacturer will have a different warranty policy. If the homeowner fails to properly clean and maintain the home’s siding, the warranty may be voided.

Can vinyl siding be painted?

Yes, vinyl siding can be painted. About 71% of the pros surveyed indicated it was OK to paint vinyl siding. However, it is unlikely you will ever need to paint your siding. The pros surveyed do warn that because vinyl siding expands and contracts, that the durability of painting is questionable. Proper cleaning and application of the right primer and paint will improve the success.

Can vinyl siding be installed over brick?

Yes, vinyl siding can be installed over brick. Brick typically provides for a flat surface which is conducive to installing vinyl siding. However, installing the furring? To attach the siding to brick will not be a simple task.

See how our pros answered this question here.

Will vinyl siding fade over time?

Yes, it is possible that the color of your vinyl siding will fade over time. It will depend on the color of the siding and the product manufacturer. If the siding is not properly cleaned and maintained, this may cause colors to fade prematurely.



How Much Does Wood Siding Cost?

The cost of wood siding installation is usually about $5.42 per square foot. Most homeowners pay between $4.97 to $5.87 to install wood siding. On average, it should cost $7,500 to $13,000 to install wood siding on a typical two-story home (no larger than 2,000 sq. ft.). Keep in mind that costs may vary from region to region.



Here is a list of prices in a number of cities:

Average Cost of Wood Siding Installation
Cape Coral, FL$4.80 - $5.66 per sq ft installed
Columbus, OH$4.37 - $5.15 per sq ft installed
Grand Rapids, MI$4.31 - $5.08 per sq ft installed
Lincoln, NE$4.25 - $5.01 per sq ft installed
Minneapolis, MN$5.27 - $6.22 per sq ft installed
Nashville, TN$4.22 - $4.98 per sq ft installed
Oakland, CA$6.61 - $7.79 per sq ft installed
Omaha, NE$4.19 - $4.94 per sq ft installed
Philadelphia, PA$6.01 - $7.08 per sq ft installed
Portland, OR$5.29 - $6.23 per sq ft installed
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What is wood siding?

Wood siding comes in many shapes and sizes. While cedar shakes and cedar shingles are very popular, other options are always available. Shiplap siding and split logs can also be used to cover the exterior of your home. Several different species are used to make wood siding. Cedar, pine, redwood, and cypress are some of the most popular choices.

What are the advantages of using wood siding?

Wood siding can give your home the beautiful, traditional look that many homeowners desire. When maintained properly, wood siding can outlast other siding materials.

Here is a list of additional advantages:

- Beautiful, natural look
- Durable with proper maintenance
- Variety of styles and colors

What are the disadvantages of using wood siding?

Wood siding can require a lot of maintenance, that may include cleaning, staining, and repainting. If you are looking for low-maintenance, you may want to consider another siding option.

Here is a list of additional disadvantages:

- Can be damaged by water or moisture
- May attract termites and other insects



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How Much Does Metal Siding Cost?

Metal siding installation usually costs between $4.50 and $8.15 per square foot. On average, you can expect to spend $9,000 to $18,000 when putting metal siding on a typical 1500 square foot house. There are several types of metal siding available. Aluminum and steel are typically the most popular metal siding materials. In most cases, aluminum siding will be more affordable than steel siding.

What are the the pros and cons of using metal siding?

There are several advantages associated with installing metal siding. Metal siding is very durable and it can have a very long lifespan when maintained properly. Metal does not attract insects, like termites, and it will not rot like wood siding.

Unfortunately, there are also a few disadvantages. Metal siding can be on the pricier side. The heavy metal pieces can be difficult to transport and install – increasing the cost of professional installation. Additionally, metal siding may rust over time (if it not properly cared for).



How Much Does Aluminum Siding Cost?

The cost to install aluminum siding is about $5.52 per square foot. Most homeowners can expect to spend between $4.86 to $6.18 per square foot. Installing aluminum siding on a standard two-story home usually costs between $5,000 and $10,500.



Average Cost of Aluminum Siding Installation
Arlington, TX$4.63 - $5.88 per sq ft
Atlanta, GA$4.45 - $5.66 per sq ft
Dallas, TX$4.28 - $5.44 per sq ft
Detroit, MI$4.63 - $5.88 per sq ft
Indianapolis, IN$4.06 - $5.16 per sq ft
Oakland, CA$6.48 - $8.23 per sq ft
Portland, OR$5.19 - $6.59 per sq ft
Sacramento, CA$5.41 - $6.88 per sq ft
Tulsa, OK$4.12 - $5.23 per sq ft
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What are the advantages of using aluminum siding?

There are many pros to installing aluminum siding. First of all, the installation process is fairly simple. In the long run, aluminum siding does not require much maintenance.

What are the disadvantages of using aluminum siding?

Aluminum siding can be a little bit noisy. Over time, the aluminum siding material may begin to rust.



Aluminum Siding Pros & Cons
Pros Cons
- Simple installation
- Requires minimal maintenance
- Good fire-resistance
- May rust over time
- Vulnerable to denting
- Can be scratched


How Much Does Steel Siding Cost?

The cost to install steel siding is about $5.51 per square foot. Most homeowners can expect to spend between $4.92 to $6.10 per square foot. Installing steel siding on a standard two-story home usually costs between $9,500 and $13,750.



Average Cost of Steel Siding Installation
Ann Arbor, MI$4.44 - $5.64 per sq. ft.
Charlottesville, VA$4.99 - $6.33 per sq. ft.
El Paso, TX$4.21 - $5.35 per sq. ft.
Kansas City, MO$4.56 - $5.79 per sq. ft.
Little Rock, AR$4.50 - $5.71 per sq. ft.
Memphis, TN$4.11 - $5.22 per sq. ft.
Orlando, FL$4.56 - $5.79 per sq. ft.
Pittsburgh, PA$4.26 - $5.42 per sq. ft.
Portland, ME$5.43 - $6.90 per sq. ft.
Raleigh, NC$4.58 - $5.81 per sq. ft.
Richmond, VA$4.87 - $6.19 per sq. ft.
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What are the pros of using steel siding?

There are many advantages to installing steel siding. It is super durable and strong. It will hold up for decades and does not require much maintenance.

What are the cons of steel siding?

Unfortunately, there are a few disadvantages as well. Steel siding can be a little bit more expensive. The heavy steel pieces are heavy to lift and little more difficult to install.



Steel Siding Pros & Cons
Pros Cons
- Very durable
- Long lifespan
- Low maintenance
- On the expensive side
- May begin to rust
- Labor-intensive installation


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How Much Does Stucco Siding Cost?

There are two types of stucco siding you may want to consider: traditional stucco and synthetic stucco. Check out this article that discusses the differences between traditional stucco and synthetic stucco. There are pros and cons associated with each stucco material.

Cost of Traditional Stucco Siding

The cost of stucco installation is typically $6.43 per square foot. Most homeowners pay between $5.64 to $7.22 to install stucco. Costs can vary from region to region.

Average Cost of Stucco Siding Installation
Aurora, CO$5.63 - $7.20 per square foot
Austin, TX$5.16 - $6.60 per square foot
Chattanooga, TN$4.92 - $6.30 per square foot
Cheyenne, WY$5.43 - $6.94 per square foot
Dallas, TX$4.96 - $6.35 per square foot
Denver, CO$5.57 - $7.13 per square foot
El Paso, TX$4.88 - $6.25 per square foot
Flagstaff, AZ$6.20 - $7.94 per square foot
Henderson, NV$5.37 - $6.88 per square foot
Huntington Beach, CA$7.46 - $9.55 per square foot
New Orleans, LA$5.41 - $6.92 per square foot
San Francisco, CA$8.86 - $11.33 per square foot
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What is stucco?

Stucco is another popular option. Stucco is a durable construction material that can be used to coat the exterior of your home. It is particularly popular in the Southwestern US. Traditional stucco is made of natural cement, lime, sand, and water. It is usually applied in several layers over a wood lath or wire mesh material.

What are the pros and cons of stucco?

Traditional stucco can have a very long lifespan when it is taken care of properly. However, stucco is prone to cracking and the colors may begin to fade over time.

Check out the table below to learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of installing stucco on your home.

Traditional Stucco Pros & Cons
Pros Cons
- Can last 50+ years
- Low maintenance
- Cost-effective
- Average energy efficiency
- May fade or discolor
- Vulnerable to cracks

Cost of Synthetic Stucco Siding

The cost of synthetic stucco installation is typically $7.78 per square foot. Most homeowners pay between $7.52 to $8.04 to install synthetic stucco siding. Costs can vary from region to region.

Average Cost of Synthetic Stucco Installation
Aurora, CO$7.50 - $8.01 per sq ft installed
Austin, TX$6.88 - $7.34 per sq ft installed
Chattanooga, TN$6.56 - $7.01 per sq ft installed
Cheyenne, WY$7.24 - $7.73 per sq ft installed
Dallas, TX$6.62 - $7.07 per sq ft installed
Denver, CO$7.43 - $7.94 per sq ft installed
El Paso, TX$6.51 - $6.95 per sq ft installed
Flagstaff, AZ$8.27 - $8.84 per sq ft installed
Henderson, NV$7.16 - $7.65 per sq ft installed
Huntington Beach, CA$9.95 - $10.63 per sq ft installed
New Orleans, LA$7.21 - $7.71 per sq ft installed
San Francisco, CA$11.81 - $12.61 per sq ft installed
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What is synthetic stucco siding?

Synthetic stucco is made of acrylic resins and it is typically applied to insulation boards instead of wire mesh. Synthetic stucco is usually a little pricier than traditional stucco, but it can often provide additional insulating power.

What are the pros and cons of synthetic stucco?

Synthetic stucco is valued for its energy efficiency and versatility. It is a little bit pricier than traditional stucco, but the colors are more likely to last.



Synthetic Stucco Pros & Cons
Pros Cons
- Good energy efficiency
- Colors will not fade
- Variety of textures available
- Vulnerable to water damage
- More expensive than traditional stucco


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How Much Does Fiber-Cement Siding Cost?

The cost of fiber-cement siding installation is about $4.84 per square foot. Most homeowners pay $4.84 per sq. ft. to install fiber-cement siding. Costs can vary from region to region.



Average Cost of Fiber-Cement Siding
Albuquerque, NM$4.62 - $5.51 per sq. ft. installed
Chicago, IL$4.91 - $5.86 per sq. ft. installed
Cleveland, OH$4.24 - $5.06 per sq. ft. installed
Detroit, MI$4.17 - $4.98 per sq. ft. installed
Fort Worth, TX$3.83 - $4.56 per sq. ft. installed
Jacksonville, FL$3.90 - $4.65 per sq. ft. installed
Milwaukee, WI$4.28 - $5.11 per sq. ft. installed
Nashville, TN$3.73 - $4.45 per sq. ft. installed
New Orleans, LA$4.21 - $5.02 per sq. ft. installed
Tucson, AZ$4.05 - $4.83 per sq. ft. installed
Virginia Beach, VA$4.73 - $5.65 per sq. ft. installed
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What is fiber-cement siding?

Fiber-cement siding is known by a number of different names. Fiber-cement siding is also called Hardie board siding, Hardboard siding, engineered wood siding, or just cement siding. Fiber cement siding is available in a variety different textures, styles, and colors.

Fiber-cement siding is one of the most durable and versatile siding options. It is often made to replicate the look of wood without any of the additional maintenance. By choosing fiber-cement, you should not have to worry about termite damage, rotten wood, water damage, or severe weather. The installation process can be very labor-intensive though.

What are the pros and cons of fiber-cement siding?

Fiber cement siding is built to last and most manufacturer's offer a 30 year warranty on their product. However, the boards can be very heavy - making the installation very labor-intensive.



Fiber-Cement Siding Pros & Cons
Pros Cons
- Can last 40-60 years
- Won't attract insects or termites
- Wide color selection
- Can withstand strong storms and severe weather
- Expensive installation
- Limited styles to choose from
- Needs to be repainted periodically

How Much Does Brick Siding Cost?

The average cost to install brick siding ranges from $5 to $7 per square foot. Most homeowners can expect to spend less than $10 per square foot installed.

What are the pros and cons of brick siding?

A brick home is both elegant and traditional. Brick never goes out of style. Hiring a masonry company to build a brick home can be very expensive though. Installing brick veneer siding (also called brick facade) can be a more affordable alternative. This type of brick siding is not load-bearing but closely resembles the look of a load-bearing brick wall.



Brick Veneer Siding Pros & Cons
Pros Cons
- Traditional brick look
- Won't attract termites
- More affordable than brick masonry
- Low maintenance costs
- Can be painted
- More expensive than vinyl siding
- Less durable than brick masonry
- May be damaged in severe weather
- Vulnerable to moisture problems


How Much Does Stone Siding Cost?

The average cost to install stone siding is $8.50 to $11 per square foot. Most homeowners can expect to spend less than $15 per square foot installed.

What are the pros and cons of stone siding?

Real stone siding provides a natural look that is hard to replicate with metal or vinyl siding. However, hiring a mason to build a natural stone house is going to cost you. Stone veneer siding is a cost-effective alternative. Stone veneer siding can be made two ways. Real stones are collected and cut to standard sizes and thicknesses. You can also go with “manufactured stone” siding. Concrete is poured into forms and molded to replicate the look of real stone.



Stone Veneer Siding Pros & Cons
Pros Cons
- Classic look of stone at lower price
- Won't attract insects like termites
- Cheaper than stone masonry
- Relatively low maintenance
- Many color and style options
- More expensive than other siding materials
- Shorter lifespan than stone masonry
- Potential for moisture issues


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Frequently Asked Siding Questions

What is siding?

Siding is any material used to cover the exterior portion of a residential or commercial building. Vinyl (PVC), aluminum, steel, fiber-cement, brick, stone, and stucco are just some of the siding options you may want to consider. While we often think of siding when it comes to our homes, siding is also used to cover sheds, garages, barns, and mobile homes.



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What is a siding square?

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A square is a common form of measurement in the siding industry. A siding square is the equivalent of 100 square feet. Siding contractors typically charge for installation "by the square".

However, one square is not just 100 square feet of siding material. It is actually the amount of siding that is needed to cover 100 square feet of your home’s exterior. Keep in mind that panels will overlap and pieces will need to be cut to fit around windows and doors. This may have an impact on the amount of material you need to order. An experienced contractor will work to minimize waste and get the most of out of each square.

How much siding do I need?

This is one of the most important questions you will need to answer. Not ordering enough material can cause delays. Ordering too much is just a waste of money. When done properly, you’ll have just enough to finish the job. The amount of siding you need will depend on the siding material you choose and the size of your home.

The configuration of your home may also impact the amount of siding material required for the job. Are there large rectangular areas that will be easy to cover? Or, will long strips need to be cut into smaller pieces to side gables and other architectural features? Is your home all on one level or are there multiple floors? Will the contractor need to cut around many windows, doors, dormers, and other features? Do you have a complicated roof system? We recommend consulting with an experienced siding contractor before ordering siding on your own.

For example, vinyl siding is measured in 100 square foot units called "squares." Each box typically holds 2 squares (or 200 square feet of material) in 12-ft long panels. If you need to cover 800 square feet of your home's exterior, you will need to order at least 4 boxes. You will also want to order a little extra to account for waste. If you need to make repairs in the future, you will be happy to have a little extra material on hand as well. In addition to the siding panels, you will also need to order soffits, fascia boards, trim pieces, and other accessories.

How do I calculate my siding order?

In most cases, your siding contractor will take the necessary measurements for you. However, it’s relatively easy to do these calculations on your own. This formula will give you a rough approximation of the amount of material you will need.

1. Calculate the total square footage of all the exterior walls and gables.

2. Measure the size of every window and door opening. Calculate the total square footage of this area.

3. Subtract the total square footage of the windows and doors from the total square footage of the home’s exterior.

4. This number represents the total square footage of siding you will need. Now, divide this number by 100 in order to find the approximate number of squares needed.

Let's say your home has 800 square feet of total exterior wall area. Then, we find that there's about 150 square feet of area with doors and windows.

800 - 150 = 650 square feet

650/100 = 6.5 squares of siding material

Where can I buy siding?

Siding can be purchased at most big box hardware stores (Home Depot, Lowes, etc.). It can also be ordered online or purchased directly from the manufacturer.

How long does it take to install siding?

The timeline for your siding project will depend on the size of your home, the material you choose, and the size of the crew.



We asked the siding contractors in our network how long it takes to install vinyl siding on a typical two-story home. The most popular answer was 4 to 6 days.

Is siding installation a DIY project?

Siding installation is not typically a DIY project. An experienced do-it-yourselfer might be able to install or replace vinyl siding. Certain materials, including brick masonry or hardieboard siding, need to be installed by a licensed professional.

There are certain dangers associated with any DIY home project. Did you know each year 164,000 people are treated in the emergency room after falling off a ladder?



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Written by Johnny Flynn
Last Updated: August 24, 2018

References:
Siding Decision Making
FEMA Siding Best Practices
Vinyl Siding Institute Fact Sheet
Consumer Reports Siding Buying Guide
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