Vinyl siding is a popular cladding material known for its sustainability, low maintenance, durability, and long lifespan. While vinyl siding has a reputation as a budget-friendly product with a high return on investment (68.3%), several factors can influence the overall cost of your project. Find out how the total installed cost of North America’s favorite cladding material may fluctuate for your living situation below:
1. Your Home
Every home is unique in its size, location, and design. Siding for a larger home that requires more coverage will cost more than a smaller one-story home. Complex home designs may require higher labor costs. Similarly, the total price of a vinyl siding project may differ depending on labor costs in your local area.
2. The Condition of the Existing Walls
A vinyl siding project may cost extra if you need to remove existing siding or repair exterior walls. A reputable contractor can inspect the outside wall for rot or termite damage and repair if required. Depending on the condition of the exterior walls, you may need to install rigid insulation to provide a flat surface before installing vinyl siding.
3. Product Selection
Vinyl siding is available in various colors, finishes, and styles. Premium vinyl siding, decorative accents and trim, and other materials such as stone veneer can add to the cost of your project. Insulated vinyl siding may cost more than regular vinyl siding as it has added benefits and requires more material in its production.
Costs may vary depending on the number of steps involved with installing your chosen vinyl siding style. The time of year may also influence installation costs, with potentially lower prices in fall or winter in some regions of the country.