How Much Does it Cost to Side a House?

Typical Range:

$5,443 - $16,606

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Updated November 23, 2021

Reviewed by Robert Tschudi, Expert Home Building and Remodeling Contributor.

Written by HomeAdvisor.

2021 Notice: Material Prices are Surging

Demand for siding has grown over the past year. And, as a result, manufacturers are increasing materials prices. Prices have gone up 5% to 10% this year, and many parts of the country are experiencing long delivery times. If you're planning a siding project, we recommend starting as early as possible in the season, preparing for potential price fluctuations, and allowing extra time to order materials.

“Some contractors will not schedule a boxing and siding project until the materials are delivered to the job site or to their warehouse,” says Bob Tschudi, home remodeling expert and general contractor. “It’s just too costly to have a crew show up only to find out that not all the materials are at hand.”

Average Cost to Side a House

It costs an average of $10,911 to side a house, with most homeowners spending between $5,443 and $16,606. Costs depend on the type, but you can typically expect to pay around $3 to $30 per square foot depending on the material you choose.

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National Average $10,911
Typical Range $5,443 - $16,606
Low End - High End $350 - $39,000

Cost data is based on actual project costs as reported by 9,350 HomeAdvisor members.

Cost to Reside House

Residing a home runs an average of $6,000 to $23,000 depending on the materials you choose. You’ll spend anywhere from $2 to $16 per square foot for materials and all labor.

  • Materials: $1-$12 per square foot, including 10% for waste and fasteners

  • Labor: $1-$4 per square foot depending on your location and the difficulty of the installation

  • Difficult Installations: Add up to 20% for second stories, unique layouts with multiple corners and hard to access areas.

Siding Costs by Type
Type of SidingCost Per Square Foot
Vinyl$3 - $12
Wood$3 - $10
Engineered$1.50 - $7
Aluminum$3 - $6
Corrugated Steel$5 - $8
Fiber Cement$5 - $14
Engineered Brick$9 - $15
Real Brick$10 - $20
Stone$7 - $30

Cost to Remove Siding

the average cost to install siding is $10,700 or $350 to $38,000.

It’ll cost $1,000 to $3,000 or $0.25 to $0.75 per square foot to remove old siding. This price includes the labor and dumping fees of $50 to $250.

Always remove the old siding from your home to inspect the cladding before installing anything new. However, it’s not uncommon to find some homes with vinyl or metal placed over old wood siding.

Siding and Window Replacement Cost

Replacing both siding and windows at the same time runs anywhere from $8,000 to $40,000. While many siding contractors do other work, it’s often best to hire a window replacement specialist.

If you decide to hire a separate contractor, it’s helpful to break the prices down:

Although combining the projects won’t save you any money, there are two instances where it’s a smart idea:

  1. Increasing resale value and curb appeal. Updating the entire exterior, including the roof, makes the entire exterior look new.

  2. Increasing insulation value. When updating to an insulated vinyl siding, it helps to update to energy efficient windows.

Cost to Replace Siding and Roof

Replacing siding and your roof costs $10,000 to $40,000. Both siding and roofs often get damaged during extreme weather, such as hail. Homeowners insurance almost always covers weather damage. Some contractors deal with insurance for you.

Because different contractors tend to specialize in each project, you’ll need to know the individual factors and pricing.

Estimate Siding Replacement Cost

"As siding wears out, the maintenance cycle shortens. The ongoing time and effort to repair and maintain old siding can make a re-side more attractive. Also, the tendency to skip maintenance and just 'let it go' can cause damage to the integrity of the underlying wood structure. When maintenance (or lack of it) starts to be a factor, it’s another sign that re-siding is advisable."

Peter Ziminski, Technical Sales Manager. James Hardie.

Estimating your siding replacement budget within the average $5,000 to $15,000 range isn’t easy. You’ll need to understand a few factors that affect pricing, including:

  • Material type: Vinyl runs on the lower end, followed by metals and engineered or composite wood in the middle, and wood typically at the highest price range.

  • Accessibility: Expect to add at least 20% to your bill for 2-story homes. You’ll also pay more for hard to reach walls, such as bushes or a pool blocking access for scaffolding or ladders.

  • Regional differences: Expect the cost of repairs to reflect your local cost of living index. For areas with higher home values, expect to pay up to 50% more than cheaper areas.

How to Estimate Siding Costs

  1. Measure the perimeter of your home.

  2. Multiply the perimeter times the height to find the square feet of the exterior of the home.

  3. Subtract any windows, doors or other excluded areas like a chimney.

  4. Add gabled areas.

  5. Multiply that figure by the cost ranges for different siding materials.

  6. Add 20% if you have more than a one-story home.

New Siding Installation Costs

Siding on new construction costs $2 to $15 per square foot. Typically, it’s slightly less than residing in an existing home. There are no accessibility issues and no time spent removing existing materials. Your general contractor will usually find a subcontractor for this work and include this in the total.

Labor Price to Install Siding

On average, you’ll pay $1 to $3 per square foot on labor. In some urban areas with a high cost of living, expect wages to reflect a slightly higher labor cost. With accessibility issues and homes taller than one story, you might pay $4 per square foot or more.

Estimated Cost to Side a Garage

For a typical 20 by 20-foot, two-car detached garage, expect to pay $1,500 to $9,500. You can take up to 25% off for attached garages.

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Residing in a Two-Story House vs. Ranch House

Residing a two-story home costs 15% to 30% more than a single level ranch style home. Accessing a second level often requires extra equipment like scaffolding. This translates into more time spent on labor.

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Installation by Type

house with vinyl siding in Lucedale, MS
by C&D Construction, LLC. Lucedale, MS.

Vinyl

Vinyl siding costs $3 to $12 per square foot and is made of two PVC layers extruded and bonded together to form the planks. Made of PVC, the outer layer is very durable while the inner layer is a less-durable mixture to keep the cost down.

Pros

  • Resistant to rot and insects

  • Color is blended into the material. It won’t flake and is very resistant to fading.

  • Can be made to look like other materials

  • Low maintenance and only needs spraying off with a garden hose to keep it clean

  • Easy and inexpensive to repair

Cons

  • Doesn’t do well in high winds

  • Extreme weather and temperatures can cause bending and cracking.

  • Sustained heavy rains can get behind it and cause mold.

  • Will not increase home value

house with wood siding in Ridgeland, MS
by Southeastern Stone & Flooring, Inc. Ridgeland, MS.

Wood

Wood siding costs $3 to $10 per square foot and offers a lot of character. Installation and repair are easy, and it comes in shingles, clapboards, drop siding, vertical boards, and wooden sheet siding.

Pros

  • Warm, natural look

  • Ecologically friendly

  • Available in many styles and types

  • Takes staining and color easily

  • Easy installation and repair

Cons

  • Requires regular sealing

  • Susceptible to insects, mold, and rot

  • Natural wood isn’t as insulating as other materials.

Bob Tschudi says that, “Wood siding is timeless, but there are vinyl and engineered products available that—once painted—give the look of real wood with all the advantages of non-wood material. We used engineered wood for siding on a historic house in 2004 and it still looks like real wood today, with absolutely no rotting or deterioration.”

Engineered Wood

At $1.50 to $7 per square foot, engineered wood is a strong, lightweight material made of wood products such as sawdust and wood “flakes” held together by a bonding agent.

Pros

  • Easy to install and repair

  • Very eco-friendly as it uses some reclaimed wood waste

  • Low-cost option for the warmth of wood

  • Rot-resistant

Cons

  • Requires the same maintenance as natural wood

  • Prone to moisture issues if not properly installed/sealed

  • Susceptible to insects and mold

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metal siding and roof

Metal

Metal siding is most commonly available in aluminum at about $3 to $6 per square foot installed. Corrugated steel metal siding installation costs $5 to $8 square foot, depending on market rates.

Pros

  • Immune to many insects

  • Does very well in extreme climates

  • Aluminum withstands coastal conditions very well.

  • Steel has a clean, modern look.

  • Very low maintenance

Cons

  • Doesn’t hold paint well

  • Aluminum dents easily.

  • Steel is prone to rust.

hardie board siding in Wood Dale, IL
by Pro Home 1, Inc. Wood Dale, IL.

Fiber Cement

Fiber cement siding installation costs $5 to $14 per square foot. Fiber cement is a combination of sand, cement and wood/cellulose fibers. The most popular brand is Hardie Board.

Pros

  • Is likely to last the life of your home

  • Soffits, trim, and fascia available

  • Very fire resistant

  • Cracks can be easily patched.

  • Easy maintenance

Cons

  • Requires professional installation

  • Very heavy, about 2 ½ pounds per square foot

  • May crack as the building settles if installed on new construction

brick siding on home in South Wales, NY
. South Wales, NY.

Brick and Stone

Stone or brick house siding costs per square foot

  • Brick: $12-$18

  • Brick veneer: $10-$20

  • Engineered Brick Panels: $9-$15

  • Stone: $7-$30

Pros

  • Very durable

  • Naturally insulating

  • Luxurious appearance

  • Fire-, rot-, and insect-proof

  • Virtually maintenance-free

Cons

  • Very expensive

  • Very heavy—requires a strong foundation

  • Can put strain on the joints of your house

  • Professional installation required

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Liquid Spray On

Liquid spray on siding, or liquid vinyl as it’s called, is a spray of high-quality PVC polymers and resin used to coat the exterior of a house. Liquid vinyl siding prices range from $3 to $6 per square foot installed. The material isn’t a siding itself so much as it is a coating for existing siding. It’s suitable for any surface but wood.

Pros

  • Rich colors that are resistant to fading

  • Virtually no maintenance required

  • Excellent insulating properties

  • Flexible and resistant to cracking

Cons

  • Can facilitate mold-growth beneath wood surfaces

  • Still untested for longevity

  • Requires professional installation

Insulated Siding Installation Costs

Insulated siding refers to material, usually vinyl, with a polystyrene foam backing. This foam adds to the insulating value of the siding and helps it resist denting and cracking. Including the foam adds 30% to 50% to your total project cost.

Pros

  • Provides strength and rigidity

  • Increases insulation qualities

  • Adds a bit of soundproofing

Cons

  • Expensive

  • Professional installation required

FAQ

How much does it cost to side a 1,500 sq. ft. house?

The average 1,500 square foot home costs $5,000 to $17,000 to side.

How much does it cost to put siding on a 16x80 mobile home?

Putting siding on a 16-foot by 80-foot mobile homes costs $3,500 to $8,000.

How much does it cost to paint siding?

Painting a home’s exterior siding costs $1,800 to $4,250.

What’s the best siding for my house?

The best siding for your house depends largely on aesthetics, budget and the type of homes in your neighborhood. Talk to a siding installation professional near you for specific ideas. If you live in a HOA, be sure to find out what materials and colors are allowed before starting the project.

How do I know how much siding I need?

You’ll need to use the steps outlined above to find out how much siding you’ll need and what it’ll cost. Overall, measure the perimeter of your home and multiply it by the height.

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