House Siding Options : Costs And Pricing
House Siding Costs And Pricing
Find a list of house siding costs and pricing listed per square foot with installation. These price ranges cover the price of the siding itself, all additional materials and the cost of the installation.
Aluminum is in the middle of the pack in terms of cost. The type, grade and length of the panel will affect costs, as well as the finish and color options that you select. The price below includes the cladding, all additional materials and the labor or installation portion of the project.
Board And Batten
Board and batten siding projects price out at roughly the same as wood cladding. This is because most board and battens are wood, although the grade of wood will be a huge determinant of price. Plywood or T-111 will be one of the least expensive options, while a pine or oak species will increase costs significantly. These can also be made from vinyl or an engineered wood.
Brick siding is rather expensive to buy and install as an exterior siding. The primary reason is how heavy brick can be and the additional contractor work that is needed to install the brick onto the surface, as well as any reinforcement work that might be required to the existing walls. This is one reason why brick is often used in replacement projects for an accent walls instead of as the primary cladding material.
Cedar siding usually runs at the same price as the general range from wood - it is afterall a wood species. There are different types of cedar wood shingles, the two most popular are red and white cedar. Within each of these are different wood grades that will also affect the price. Installation is a simple process and remains relatively inexpensive.
Engineered wood comes in just under the cost of natural wood, although it tends to be stronger than true wood cladding. There are a variety of engineered wood manufacturers and grades of product, so finding one that provides the right look at the right price point is the challenge.
Fiber cement is more expensive than most vinyl panels, although they offer more durability and sturdiness. The panels are heavy and require additional labor to install them, which obviously drives up the installation cost. These panels must be primed and/or painted before installation, which can mean an extra step that will also drive up the cost.
Insulated vinyl runs approximately 25% to 30% more than standard vinyl. These foam backed panels help to produce straighter walls that have good long term durability that usually come in a large variety of colors, finished, profiles and options. Insulated vinyl panels are hung in exactly the same fashion as standard panels.
Shakes & Shingles
Shakes and shingles are often priced out at the high end of the wood or vinyl siding cost range (they are often manufactured using these materials). Wood and vinyl shakes and shingles are often twice the thickness as normal panel profiles and therefore offer much better protection and strength than lap siding.
Vinyl is one of the cheapest cladding options, although there are so many grades of material, colors and options that will certainly affect whether you pay at the top or bottom of this price range. The cost of installation is low because most panels are light and can be hung easily.
Wood cladding encompasses a large price range because there are so many varieties of wood, from T-111 and plywood to an oak or pine, from lap and board & battens to shakes and shingles. All of these different options have a price point associated with them. Installation costs will be in the mid range.