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How Much Does House Siding Cost to Install or Replace?

$3 – $11 Per Square Foot
$4,293 – $15,741 Average Total

Siding costs between $3 and $11 per square foot with the average homeowner spending $4,300 to $15,800 to install on a 2,000-square-foot home. The total cost to replace siding depends on the size of your home, the number of stories, and the materials used. Check out our siding cost estimator below, or get free quotes from siding contractors near you.

Siding Cost

House siding costs $4,300 to $15,800 on average, or between $3 to $11 per square foot depending on the home's size and materials used. The cost to reside a 2,000-square-foot home with vinyl is $7,100 on average. The cost to replace siding adds $1,000 to $3,000 for removing the old siding.

Siding Cost By Material
Material Cost Per Square Foot Average Installation Cost
Vinyl $3 – $11 $4,300 – $15,800
Aluminum $3 – $11 $4,300 – $15,800
Wood $4 – $13 $5,000 – $24,000
Engineered Wood $2 – $4 $2,800 – $8,600
Fiber Cement $6 – $13 $8,000 – $24,000
Brick $8 – $18 $8,000 – $27,000
Stucco $4 – $8 $6,400 – $10,800
Steel $3 – $10 $7,000 – $19,000
Stone $10 – $45 $15,000 – $35,000

House Siding Cost Chart

Siding Cost
National Average Cost $8,512
Minimum Cost $2,478
Maximum Cost $25,000
Average Range $4,293 to $15,741

Replacing the exterior siding on your home increases the property value and keeps the interior of the home insulated. Also, siding protects the home, foundation, and all the contents within it from any weather elements.

You can install siding with a number of different materials, from vinyl to aluminum. Consult with a siding contractor, or take a look at your options and their estimated prices below.

Table of Contents

  1. Siding Cost
  2. New Siding Installation Cost
  3. Average Cost to Replace Siding
  4. Siding Cost Estimator
  5. Frequently Asked Questions
  6. DIY House Siding vs. Hiring a Pro
  7. Siding Contractors Near Me

New Siding Installation Cost

House siding installation costs from $3,000 to $26,000 with most homeowners spending between $4,293 and $15,741. New siding costs range from $1 to $13 per square foot depending on the size and shape of the home and the siding materials selected.

House Siding Cost Chart Infographic

House Siding Cost
Material 1,500 SF
(1,239 SF of Siding)
2,000 SF
(1,431 SF of Siding)
3,000 SF
(1,753 SF of Siding)
Vinyl $3,717 – $13,629 $4,293 – $15,741 $5,259 – $19,283
Aluminum $3,717 – $13,629 $4,293 – $15,741 $5,259 – $19,283
Wood $2,478 – $7,434 $2,862 – $8,568 $3,506 – $10,518
Engineered Wood $2,478 – $4,956 $2,862 – $5,724 $3,506 – $7,012
Fiber cement $6,195 – $13,629 $7,155 – $15,741 $8,765 – $19,283
Brick $8,673 – $18,585 $10,017 – $21,465 $12,271 – $26,295
Stucco $5,576 – $9,293 $6,439 – $10,734 $7,889 – $13,148
Steel $5,250 – $14,250 $7,000 – $19,000 $10,500 – $28,500
Stone $21,063 – $37,170 $24,327 – $42,930 $29,801 – $52,590
  • Vinyl is durable and requires little maintenance and lasts 20 years or more.
  • Aluminum siding is fireproof, immune to pests, mold, and mildew, and requires low maintenance.
  • Wood is timeless. It’s easily sanded, painted, and sealed, and energy efficient.
  • Engineered wood is low-maintenance, can handle extreme heat or cold, and is more affordable than wood.
  • Cedar Shake is a natural pest repellent, can be painted or stained and withstands harsh climates.
  • Fiber cement is very strong, affordable, eco-friendly, and gives the look of wood without the maintenance.
  • Brick is durable, resists fire and pests, requires little maintenance, and has insulating properties.
  • Stucco is durable, seamless, and provides insulation against heat and noise.
  • Steel can give your home a very modern look and is nearly maintenance free.
  • Stone can last for many decades, doesn’t rot or mold like wood, and is fire resistant.

It’s cost-effective to hire professional siding contractors who have the knowledge and experience to install it properly and efficiently. They have all the right equipment, tools, working method, and will save you money in the long run.

Siding Cost Per Square Foot

Siding costs between $3 and $11 per square foot with most homeowners spending from $3 to $8 for professional installation. Siding is sold on a per-square basis (100 square feet) with prices ranging from $300 to $1,100.

Siding Cost Per Square Foot Chart

The chart below is based on a house being a perfect square and one story. Your home could be very long on one side and short on the other, thereby giving you completely different numbers, because the perimeter is so different. Without precise measurements, it can be hard to estimate exterior square footage.

Siding Cost Per Square Foot
Type Materials Labor Total Cost
Vinyl $0.73 – $3.00 $1.12 – $2.00 $3 – $11
Aluminum $1.75 – $2.60 $0.94 – $1.14 $3 – $11
Wood $0.94 – $4.30 $1.00 – $1.27 $4 – $13
Engineered Wood $0.94 – $2.43 $1.00 – $1.27 $2 – $4
Fiber cement $1.15 – $3.35 $1.40 – $1.94 $5 – $13
Brick $0.91 – $9.59 $6.33 – $6.65 $7 – $15
Stucco $1.06 – $1.40 $2.33 – $4.81 $4 – $8
Steel $2.04 – $2.07 $0.94 – $1.14 $3 – $10
Stone $9.04 – $14.45 $6.67 – $13.30 $17 – $30

Cost of Siding Materials

The cost of siding materials ranges from $0.73 to $14.45 per square foot with most homeowners spending about $2. Vinyl, aluminum, wood, stucco, and fiber cement siding each cost $1 to $3 per square foot on average. More expensive options are brick and stone at $9 per square foot.

Labor Cost to Install Siding

Labor costs to install siding range from $0.94 to $1.94 per square foot for vinyl, wood, aluminum, and fiber cement. The more expensive labor costs of brick, stucco, or stone range from $3 to $13 per square foot.

Labor prices are mainly related to the difficulty or ease of cutting, nailing, or applying the material in use. There are many additional costs per linear foot for adding trim, foam backing, corners, drip caps, soffits, fascia, channel supports, and starter supports. The prices below are for installing the siding boards alone.

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Average Cost to Replace Siding

The average cost to replace siding on your home is $5,000 to $12,000 because of adding in the expense of $1,000 to $3,000 for removal and disposal of the old siding. This cost will vary depending on the size of the home, the type of siding used, and how much labor costs are, plus the additional cost factors mentioned above. Siding replacement will improve the resale value of your home.

Cost to Reside a House

The average cost to reside a 2,000 square foot house is $7,000 for vinyl, $8,000 for stucco, $6,000 for wood, and $15,000 for brick. Add about 35% to the removal cost if you have a two-story home, plus more for each awning, canopy, storm window or door, gutters, and pair of shutters that must be removed and then reinstalled.

Add more again for all the accessories needed and additional work on corners, trim, and soffits. The residing prices below include all the extra expenses.

Cost to Reside a House
Type Siding Cost Removal Cost Replacement Cost
Vinyl $1,050 – $4,290 $1,000 – $1,100 $4,850 – $13,280
Aluminum $2,500 – $3,720 $1,200 – $1,400 $5,050 – $6,750
Wood $1,350 – $6,160 $1,000 – $1,500 $3,780 – $11,450
Engineered Wood $1,350 – $3,480 $1,000 – $1,500 $3,780 – $6,800
Fiber Cement $1,650 – $4,790 $1,100 – $3,100 $4,750 – $10,670
Brick $1,302 – $13,720 $2,600 $13,000 – $26,800
Stucco $1,520 – $2,000 $1,500 – $1,800 $6,354 – $10,680
Steel $2,920 – $2,960 $1,200 $6,400 – $6,730
Stone $12,940 – $20,680 $2,800 $25,280 – $42,510

Siding Price Factors

Siding prices are calculated based on a few different factors.

  1. Size of your home – the bigger your home, the more siding you’ll need and the more it will cost.
  2. Type of siding – choosing a lower cost vinyl siding will cost significantly less than having a mason come and brick the exterior of your home.
  3. The architectural details of your home – a plain, rectangular home will cost less than a house with gables, multiple corners, and other interesting (but expensive) features.
  4. The cost of local labor – it can be much higher in metropolitan areas.
  5. Removal and disposal of old siding – disposal fees can be high.
  6. Installation of a moisture barrier – recommended in wetter climates.

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Siding Cost Estimator

Before starting on your exterior siding project, it's a good idea to get a rough estimate of your overall cost first.

How to Estimate Siding Costs

You can use an online siding calculator or estimate what it might cost to reside your home by doing some careful measuring yourself. If you have the blueprints from your house, you can figure out the exterior square footage quite nicely from those instead.

  1. Divide each exterior side of the house into rectangles, squares, and triangles. The largest square or rectangle will be from the foundation up to the roof, while triangles will mostly be from dormer or triangle roof areas.
  2. Area of Siding Calculator
  3. Area of a square or rectangle = height by width
    Area of a triangle = highest height by width divided by 2
  4. Add all the numbers of all the calculated areas together to get the total area that needs to be resided.
  5. Divide that number by 100. The result is the number of squares you will need to reside your house.
  6. Add 5% more siding to account for waste.

Siding is sold on a per square basis where each square is 100 square feet. Calculating will help determine how much siding you’ll need, but there are also the supporting aspects of installing the siding. For example, when installing vinyl siding, you will need starter strips, J-channel trim, under sill trim, and utility trim. You’ll also need the insulation wrap and the tape to secure that wrap, and nails to put up the panels of vinyl siding.

Now that you have a rough estimate of your home's siding needs, let's compare different materials and pricing for your siding job.

Vinyl Siding Prices

Vinyl siding prices run between $3 and $11 per square foot installed or $5,000 to $16,000 for a 2,000-square-foot house, but your final cost depends on the quality of siding you choose. Prices are tied to the thickness of each panel, with the thicker panels being more expensive but also more durable. Vinyl siding is manufactured with color throughout the panel, so that scratches won’t show.

Pros and Cons

Vinyl Siding Pros and Cons
Pros Cons
  • Little to no maintenance
  • Large variety of colors and styles
  • Scratches don’t show
  • Very durable
  • Comparatively low cost
  • Easy to wash
  • Lasts for 20 years or more
  • Installation is not expensive
  • There will be seams on the longer sides of the home; vinyl siding panels are only 12 ft long.
  • They are not eco-friendly. The plastic it's made from doesn’t break down very quickly.
  • Dents easily
  • Difficult and expensive to repair
  • It does fade over time.
  • When it gets freezing outside, vinyl siding can become brittle and crack.
  • Extreme heat can soften the vinyl siding, sometimes causing it to melt, so don’t BBQ too close to the house.
  • It is water resistant but not waterproof.

Tan And Gray Vinyl Siding Installation New Home

Labor & Material Costs

Vinyl siding installation costs $0.90 to $1.20 per square foot for labor. Here are the average material costs from Menards, Home Depot, and Lowe’s:

  • Double 4.5 in. x 145 in. White Vinyl Dutch Lap Siding will cost $139 for 200 square feet.
  • Harbor Ridge™ Rustic Double 4" x 12' 6" Cypress Vinyl Siding will cost $119.88 for 100 square feet.
  • TimberCrest® Plus ColorFast™ Double 4-1/2" x 12' Dutchlap Charcoal Vinyl Siding will cost $120.89 for 100 square feet.
  • (Insulated) Durabuilt 800 Vinyl Siding Panel Double 6 Traditional Wedgewood 12” x 150” will cost $47.35 for 12.5 square feet.

Considerations & Maintenance

Vinyl siding is the least expensive siding product, and it is also not expensive to install, but the higher-priced vinyl is not always the best quality vinyl. The best quality vinyl is the thickest product at .052”, compared to the lowest quality with a thickness of .040”. Vinyl siding comes in many colors and textures, and many times a custom color can be made at little to no extra cost.

Vinyl siding requires little in the way of maintenance. It never needs sanding, painting, or sealing. The only thing it needs is an occasional spray with the hose to wash off accumulated dust and dirt. A yearly cleaning with a soft brush and a water/vinegar solution will take care of most mold and mildew.

Wood Siding Cost

Wood siding costs between $4 and $13 per square foot installed or from $3,000 to $8,000 for a 2,000-square-foot house. Wood siding is warm and classic, usually seen in the form of clapboard or cedar shakes; and it’s very long lasting, as long as it’s properly maintained.

It’s also an eco-friendly choice, as most siding is harvested from sustainable forests. If you’re concerned about the eco-impact, check to see if the Forest Stewardship Council certifies the company that makes the siding.

Wood Siding Cost
Type Cost Per Square Foot
Shingles or shakes $1.10 – $2.30
Clapboards $1.50 – $1.80
Plywood $1.00 – $1.50

Light Natural Wood Exterior House Siding Installed

Pros and Cons

Wood Siding Pros and Cons
Pros Cons
  • Wood siding is timeless and beautiful.
  • Easily sanded, painted, and sealed
  • Can be done by DIYers
  • Eco-friendly when lumber from sustainable forests is used
  • Biodegradable
  • Easy to repair
  • Energy efficient
  • Has a higher R-value than most other materials
  • More expensive
  • Requires a good bit of maintenance
  • Can’t be installed over old siding; old siding must be removed first.
  • Needs attention due to possible problems with rot and insects, such as termites
  • Flammable unless treated with a flame-retardant chemical
  • Ongoing maintenance can be expensive, and the cost should be taken into consideration when creating a siding budget.

Materials Cost

  • Plywood Siding Panel 4 ft x 8 ft will cost $35.45 per sheet.
  • 16 in. Pro-Prime Gray Eastern White Cedar Shingle Siding will cost $139.31 for 25 square feet.
  • 3/4 x 10 x 12' Red Cedar Bevel Siding will cost $29.89 for 25 square feet.
  • 3/4 in. x 5-1/2 in. x 8 ft Primed Wood Nickel Gap Ship Lap Siding will cost $80.10 for 25 square feet.

Considerations & Maintenance

Wood siding is the siding of choice for many people, but it does require regular maintenance. The recommendation is:

  • Painted every five years
  • Stained every 3 to 5 years
  • Clear sealer applied every two years

Staining the wood protects it from moisture damage. If the paint is not sealed (with a clear sealer), it can crack and peel, which lets moisture in, and that’s when the damage begins.

It’s easy enough to change the color of your home if it’s painted, you just choose a new color and paint the house. However, if you stain the wood one color, it’s nearly impossible to change the color with a new stain. Stain penetrates the wood, permanently changing the color of the wood and protecting it from moisture.

Cedar Shake Siding Cost

Cedar shake siding costs between $4 and $8 per square foot installed. A typical 2,000-square-foot, one-story house will cost $5,700 to $11,500 for professional installation. Cedar shakes come in several natural colors, depending on which kind of cedar tree it's cut from. They are naturally resistant to pests and mold and do not need to be painted, although they should be sealed.

Cedar Shake Siding Panels Replaced on New House

Pros and Cons

Cedar Shake Siding Pros and Cons
Pros Cons
  • Cedar is a natural pest repellent.
  • Comes in different colors, without using paint or stain
  • A renewable resource, making it an environmentally friendly option
  • Has a better R-value than other types of siding
  • Has natural beauty
  • Can be painted or stained
  • Withstands harsh climates
  • Needs regular cleaning and maintenance
  • Must be professionally installed to avoid warping and cupping
  • Some insurance companies consider cedar siding to be a fire hazard.

Material Costs

  • Red Cedar Untreated Wood Siding Shingles costs $22.48 and covers 25 square feet.
  • #1 Grade 18" Medium Western Red Cedar Shakes cost $49.99 covering 15 square feet.
  • Certigrade Red Cedar Shingles cost $250 and covers 100 square feet.

Considerations & Maintenance

While cedar siding can be left untreated for a more natural look, in some climates this may leave the wood susceptible to mold or pests, after time. It is an expensive option for siding, but the beauty of it is unsurpassed. Cedar shake siding is chosen by the consumer more concerned with the look of the home rather than the bottom line. Installation is also more expensive.

Engineered Wood Siding Cost

Composite and engineered wood siding costs from $2 to $4 per square foot on average not including installation. Prices range between $4,750 to $9,450 to replace siding on a 2,000 square foot 2-story home. Composite is very strong and durable, withstanding most weather conditions, even extreme heat or cold. Engineered wood siding or composite siding gives the beauty of wood without the maintenance work of sanding, painting, sealing, and staining.

Grey Composite Engineered Wood siding on modern two-story home

Pros and Cons

Engineered Wood Siding Pros and Cons
Pros Cons
  • Can handle extreme heat or cold without melting or becoming brittle and cracking
  • More affordable than real wood
  • More resistant to mold, mildew, and insects than real wood
  • It cuts just like wood.
  • It’s made from a combination of real wood scraps and resins/plastics, so it's an eco-friendly choice.
  • The resins have low VOC emissions.
  • In some types of composite siding, if it does receive damage, moisture can get in, and the pieces can swell.
  • While it is made from real wood scraps, the resins/plastics it’s mixed with are not always biodegradable.
  • No matter how good it looks, to some people, it’s not worth using if it’s not real wood.

Material Costs

  • LP® SmartSide® 7/16 x 12 x 16' Smooth Fiber Lap Siding will cost $14.98 and cover 15 square feet.
  • LP® SmartSide® 1/2 x 12 x 16' Triple 4 Bold Dutch Lap Textured Lap Siding costs $19.99 and covers 15 square feet.
  • Primed Engineered Treated Wood Siding Panel costs $17.98 and covers 5 square feet.
  • 6-1/2 in. x 60-1/2 in. Autumn Shade Engineered Rigid PVC Shingle Panel costs $160.68 and covers 50 square feet.

Considerations & Maintenance

Engineered wood is a viable alternative to the cost and maintenance of real wood siding. It looks more like real wood than vinyl and is stronger and more durable. Engineered wood siding will never deal with pests or mold and mildew.

Excellent warranties are available, many going up to 30–50 years, and are transferable to new owners if you sell your home. Eco-aware consumers will appreciate the fact that engineered siding is made from wood scraps and waste, ensuring every part of the tree is used and not discarded.

Aluminum Siding Cost

Aluminum siding costs $5 to $9 per square foot, including installation, and the average 2,000-square-foot home will cost $4,000 to $16,000 total. Aluminum is the next cheapest siding option to vinyl. It comes in flat or corrugated sheets. It’s possible the new aluminum siding might be installed over your old siding, thereby saving you some money. Check with your contractor.

luxury home built with stone aluminum and stucco exterior siding

Pros and Cons

Aluminum Siding Pros and Cons
Pros Cons
  • Requires little maintenance
  • Doesn’t rust or corrode
  • Fireproof
  • Immune to pests, mold, and mildew
  • Can be painted
  • The color will fade over time.
  • Aluminum is a soft metal and will show scratches and dents.
  • Will expand and contract depending on temperature conditions, which can create a noise issue.
  • It is the siding that looks least like wood.
  • It’s non-insulating.
  • In light of all the siding options, it’s not a popular choice.
  • No longer readily available with the advent of vinyl siding

Material Costs

  • Double 4" Textured Slate Aluminum Siding costs $199 per square and covers 100 square feet.
  • 8” widths with an acrylic finish average $1.75/SF.
  • 12” widths with a bonded vinyl finish average $1.88/SF.

Considerations & Maintenance

An affordable option for siding your home, it may not be the most attractive option with its metal look. Aluminum siding gives an industrial appearance and may be better used on commercial buildings than on private homes. It requires little maintenance besides a yearly washing off with water. Stains can easily be soft-scrubbed off with soapy water.

Metal and Steel Siding Cost

Metal siding costs $2.04 to $9.60 per square foot for just the materials or $3.50 to $9.50 per square foot installed. A 2,000-square foot house will cost about $10,000 to $15,000 to reside. Pricing depends on how thick it is and how it’s designed, plus insulation.

Metal is strong and durable. The steel used in siding is 100% recyclable, and it is nearly maintenance free, only needing a wash with a hose once a year or so. While homeowners do not usually desire metal siding to have rust spots, there is metal siding that is purposely rusted for the architectural element factor, called Corten Steel Siding. This siding also comes in corrugated forms.

gray metal thick insulated siding on rural home

Pros and Cons

Metal and Steel Siding Pros and Cons
Pros Cons
  • It resists scratches and dents.
  • It has a Class A rating for fire resistance, which is the highest rating.
  • Does not crack, blister, or peel
  • Very strong
  • Comes with a lifetime, transferable warranty
  • Not susceptible to insect damage
  • Keeps its color longer than aluminum siding
  • 100% recyclable
  • After some time in the elements, rust is a possibility.
  • More expensive than aluminum
  • Installation costs are high.
  • Takes longer to install than vinyl or aluminum
  • It is not insulating, although insulation can be added underneath the siding.
  • Difficult to repair

Material Costs

  • 12' 6" Double 4" Ash Gray Steel Siding costs $16.99 covering 8 square feet.
  • TruCedar Steel Siding Double 4” costs $226.18 per square
  • TruCedar Steel Siding Double 6” Board and Batten costs $165.45 per half square

Considerations & Maintenance

While considered to be nearly maintenance free, steel siding can be given a coat of rust-resistant compound—especially good if you live in a humid or coastal climate. It is stronger and more durable than aluminum siding. Steel siding is textured to mimic wood grain, but it is still steel and will look like it.

Stucco Siding Cost

Stucco siding costs $4 to $7 per square foot installed with most homeowners spending $6,000 to $11,000 for a typical 2,000 square foot house. Stucco is considered a green product because it is comprised of all-natural products. It is very durable, and if well-maintained, it can last decades. Traditional stucco is made of cement, sand, or lime, but today’s stucco can have an added epoxy to eliminate cracking and chips.

Tan stucco siding around stone column on two-story home

Pros and Cons

Stucco Siding Pros and Cons
Pros Cons
  • Eco-friendly
  • Timeless appearance
  • Durable
  • Easy to repair
  • Flame resistant
  • Provides insulation against heat and noise
  • Minimal maintenance is needed
  • Seamless
  • It’s expensive
  • Not good for humid climates
  • Cracks easily
  • Requires an experienced and knowledgeable installer
  • Requires cleaning

Considerations & Maintenance

A good stucco installer can be hard to find, and there can be a lot of prep work that needs to be done before the stucco can be applied. You cannot put stucco over existing siding. You can add color to the final layer of stucco and eliminate the need for painting. Stucco can also be painted over if you change your mind.

Fiber Cement Siding Cost

Fiber cement siding (Hardie Plank) costs $6 to $13 per square foot installed. The average 2,000 square foot house costs $11,000 to $24,500 to side with fiber cement. It’s made of wood pulp, cement, clay, and sand, which gives it an eco-friendly reputation. It can be molded to look like any type of siding—shingles, stucco, masonry, or wood. You can paint it, and a variety of textures are available.

HardiePlank Fiber cement siding with shingle textures

Pros and Cons

Fiber Cement Siding Pros and Cons
Pros Cons
  • Affordable
  • Eco-friendly
  • Fireproof
  • Pest proof
  • Performs well in all climate conditions
  • Very strong
  • Top brands are LP Smart Side and HardiePlank.
  • Heavy–about 2 ½ lbs. per square foot
  • Needs specialized equipment for installation
  • Must be painted or stained
  • Cannot be installed over old siding
  • Since it’s a relatively new material, finding experience contractors might be a challenge.
  • It will need to be repainted.

Material Costs

  • James Hardie 8.25-in x 144-in HZ10 HardiePlank Cedarmill Fiber Cement Lap Siding costs $9.64 each and covers 7 square feet.
  • WeatherSide Purity 12 in. x 24 in. Fiber Cement Wavy Shingle Siding costs $108 each and covers 33 square feet.
  • HardiePanel HZ10 5/16 in. x 48 in. x 96 in. Fiber Cement Sierra 8 Panel Siding costs $37.73 each and covers 32 square feet.

Considerations & Maintenance

Fiber cement siding should be treated much like wood. Cut ends need to be sealed, and seams need to be caulked. It should be checked every few years to see if it needs to be re-caulked in order to keep moisture out. Keep the siding clean (use a garden hose to wash off dust and dirt) to avoid problems with mold and mildew. Mold and mildew are unlikely to happen, but if enough dirt accumulates, the odds go up.

Brick and Stone Siding Cost

Brick siding costs $8 to $18 per square foot to install while stone siding costs $10 to $45 per square installed. The average 2,000 sqft. home will cost $10,000 to $42,000 to side with brick or stone. This is for a brick veneer, not a brick or stone house built brick by brick. You can also use faux brick or stone siding as an architectural element, which will cut your cost while still giving you the look of brick or stone.

Beautiful stone siding installation on new home

Pros and Cons

Real Brick & Stone Siding Pros and Cons
Pros Cons
  • Durable
  • Resists fire and pests
  • Doesn’t rot, mold, or mildew
  • Has insulating properties
  • Requires little to no maintenance
  • Installation is a challenge.
  • Color choices are limited.
  • A moisture barrier between is needed siding and house
  • Expensive
Faux Brick & Stone Siding Pros and Cons
Pros Cons
  • Lightweight (compared to real brick and stone)
  • Made from inert materials that don’t off-gas
  • Reduces the usage of real stone
  • Expensive, although cheaper than the real thing
  • It’s mass-produced, meaning you might find two or more panels that look identical.
  • Difficult to repair

Material Costs

Real Brick & Stone Siding

  • Old Mill Thin Brick Systems 10.5-in x 28-in Castle Gate Panel Brick Veneer costs $107.99 to cover 122.5 square feet.
  • 5 in. x 6 in. Colorado Gray Stone Veneer Siding costs $54.19 each and covers 4 square feet.
  • Brick It New York Used is $9.88 per square foot.

Faux Brick & Stone Siding

  • Nailon Brick Siding Panels costs $30.43 each and covers 5 square feet.
  • Field Stone Gainsboro Flats 10 square foot Handy Pack Manufactured Stone costs $107.07.

Considerations & Maintenance

Both siding and faux siding options of brick and stone are more cost effective than a full brick or stone installation, but they are still expensive when compared to other siding options. Neither one requires any great level of maintenance besides a twice-yearly washing with the hose. They are both classic looks on the home’s exterior and present a solid appearance. Solid stone and brick homes can last for centuries. They also act as an additional layer of insulation and protect the home from noise pollution.

Board and Batten Siding Cost

Board and batten siding costs between $480 and $740 per square. The average home will cost from $7,000 to $11,000 for siding materials alone. A simple but classic type of siding, it’s typically constructed from real wood, but it can also be built from engineered wood, saving on costs. The installation is classified as simple and straightforward. Only standard woodworking tools are needed.

Residing Exterior Board and Batten siding over arched walkway

Pros and Cons

Board and Batten Siding Pros and Cons
Pros Cons
  • Classic appearance
  • Straightforward installation
  • Could be a DIY project
  • Needs maintenance such as sealing, sanding, painting, or staining
  • Susceptible to damage from pests and moisture
  • Can be expensive, depending on the type of wood used
  • Even though the installation process is simple, it is time-consuming.

Material Costs

  • Shiplap Boards and Siding Kimberly Bay White 5.5 In. X 8 Ft. covers 22 square feet for $69.
  • Timeline Shiplap 5.5" Wall Paneling is $8.24/SF.

Considerations & Maintenance

Board and batten siding gives a classic look to a house, and it is making a comeback. What used to be referred to as barn siding has now reached new levels of elegance. It needs all the maintenance of real wood—it must be treated, or it will mold, rot, or become victim to termites and other pests. It must be retreated every few years. If you’re not into all that maintenance, this look can also be achieved with fiber cement boards.

Concrete Siding Cost

Concrete siding costs between $3 and $5 per square foot installed, or from $4,290 to $7,160 for an average 2,000-square-foot home. It is not fiber cement siding but plain concrete which is an excellent insulating form of siding, but its weight makes it more complicated to install.

Pros and Cons

Concrete Siding Pros and Cons
Pros Cons
  • Durable
  • Fire, pest, and rot resistant
  • Insulating
  • Very low maintenance
  • Heavy
  • Not easy to install

Considerations & Maintenance

Concrete siding doesn’t require a lot of maintenance. It should be sealed to keep moisture out, which will wick to your house. If you paint it (and it is fully paintable), it will need to be repainted as often as painted wood siding. If you keep it clean and there should be few problems with it. Concrete is very customizable and can be formed into any look you want—tiles, logs, boards. It’s .

Liquid Spray-On Siding

Liquid spray-on siding costs $0.60 per square foot for the materials or about $860 to cover a 2,000-square-foot house. It is a vinyl product that doesn’t need to be measured and cut; it’s simply sprayed on like paint. It retains its color and texture for years. Liquid spray-on siding is durable and low maintenance.

Pros and Cons

Liquid Spray-On Siding Pros and Cons
Pros Cons
  • Can be applied to any surface
  • Easy to clean
  • Resists mildew
  • Available in a wide choice of colors
  • The prep work is extensive and expensive.
  • Must be applied by a professional to prevent moisture damage

Considerations & Maintenance

Spray-on liquid vinyl siding is an elastic-type of covering and as such, it covers every nook and cranny, but it also moves with your house as it contracts and expands. When dry it has a glossy look, so care should be taken to keep tree branches from rubbing against it, as this will cause visible abrasions in the vinyl coating.

Liquid vinyl siding requires little maintenance beyond a yearly washing with water. Use this time also to inspect the coating, keeping your eye on any possible cracks, peeling, or blistering.

Insulated Siding Cost

Insulated vinyl siding costs $4 to $12 per square foot or between $7,000 and $17,000 to install on a 2,000 sqft. home. Insulated siding combines insulation materials with siding—vinyl panels are lined with a foam backing. Also, sheathing materials can be installed beneath the new siding, against the exterior wall of the home.

Pros and Cons

Insulated Siding Pros and Cons
Pros Cons
  • Looks better—more solid
  • Keeps house warmer
  • Easy to install
  • Affordable
  • Limited colors available
  • R-value is not that high.
  • Costs more than non-insulated vinyl siding

Material Costs

  • Richmond™ Double 6" x 12' Clay Insulated Vinyl Siding costs $215.91 and covers 100 square feet.
  • Durabuilt 800 Vinyl Siding Panel Double 6 Traditional Cream 12” x 150” costs $44.92 and covers 12 square feet.

Considerations & Maintenance

The layer of foam adds stability to the vinyl panel, making it a little easier to install. It requires very little maintenance. Whatever maintenance you’d do for regular vinyl siding is sufficient for insulated vinyl siding. While insulated vinyl siding may not add a great deal of R-value to your home, the low cost can outweigh the insulation rating.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does siding repair cost?

Siding repair costs $2 to $14 per square foot, depending on the material and extent of damage.

How Much Does It Cost to Paint Siding?

The cost to paint siding is $1.00 to $5.50 per square foot.

What Is the Average Cost of Siding and Windows?

Window replacement costs about $7,500 for a four-bedroom house. Replacing the siding will cost approximately $8,500 for a total of $16,000 to replace siding and windows together.

What Is the Average Cost to Side A 2-Story House?

Typically, the average cost to side a 2-story house with vinyl siding runs $4,500 to $16,000, or about 35% higher than a 1-story. This cost will vary depending on the type of siding used, but vinyl is the most common type of siding used.

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DIY House Siding vs. Hiring a Pro

Depending on the siding you choose and your level of experience as a DIYer, you may very well be able to replace siding yourself, saving some money. But there are definite benefits to hiring a pro, especially if you don’t know how to replace siding already.

  • They already have the correct equipment to do the job.
  • They have experience and knowledge about your particular siding.
  • If you hire a contractor who is licensed and insured (and you shouldn’t hire one who is not), any possible damage to your home while work is going on is covered through their insurance.
  • A professional contractor can complete the job in a shorter amount of time than you can.

For any home improvement job, and especially your siding project, be sure to get at least three quotes before hiring an installation professional.

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