The siding of your home is one of the first things that will be noticed about your home. It is like the skin of your house and will mirror how much care and attention you have given it.
If you have noticed the first impression maker of your home (the siding) could use an update and upgrade, it is probably a good time to think about replacing it.
This reference guide of siding will cover all of the basics. Different kinds of siding have different pros and cons and cost determining factors. Let’s take a look in some more detail. US Quality Construction has all your siding answers!
When is it Time to Replace Your Siding?
Sometimes it is obvious when you should replace your siding and sometimes it is not. If you’re not sure, take a walk around your house and have a look.
Rotting wood, missing and broken pieces, warped and cracked sections of your siding are all indicators you should replace your siding. If your hydro bill is more expensive than it should be in the harsher months, your siding could be a contributing factor as it can decrease the insulation.
If there is siding that sticks out, it could mean bugs and moisture have probably got into the more internal parts of your house.
One of the bigger benefits of siding your home is the fact it will increase the value of it.
Cost Determiners of New Siding
The size of your home is one of the most important factors to consider when budgeting for your new siding. If your home has lots of square feet but your budget isn’t big, you should think about replacing the necessary things rather than doing a complete overhaul. The average house is 1,500 square feet to put things into perspective.
Types of Siding
There are many types of siding you can use to give your home a make-over. Each type has its advantages and downfalls.
When you are considering what type of siding you want, it’s important to take the weather in your location, how the sun hits your house, and how the neighborhood looks, into account. The last thing you would want is having your house be the only one that doesn’t match the rest of the neighborhoods aesthetic.
The Shape of Your Home
This is sometimes an underestimated cost factor when it comes to choosing your new siding. Lots of siding panels come in twelve-foot lengths for example. If your house has some bends and curves in different ways and places, chances are you will need to make some customized cuts. These customizations could lead to a more expensive price tag.
US Quality Construction can handle any curves your home throws at us. We can perform customizations for any kind of home.
Aluminum Siding Prices
Aluminum is one of the cheapest options for new siding on your home. The standard grade aluminum is about $2.50 per square foot. If you want higher-grade aluminum siding, you will be looking at about $4.50 per square foot.
The average home is close to 15,000 square feet. This works out to cost between $7,700-$11,000+ ( standard grade and higher grade aluminum).
Wood Siding Costs
Wood siding costs anywhere between $3 and $9. The average-sized home would cost between $10,000 and $14,000. The type of wood you choose is the main determining factor when it comes to wood siding costs.
CertainTeed Vinyl Siding Costs
There are over forty non-fading colours you can choose if you decide to use CertainTeed vinyl siding. Typically, for materials and labour, CertainTeed vinyl will cost $1,200-$1,400 per hundred square feet. The average home can cost up to $21,000.
This material used for siding is cheaper than its wood siding alternative. Between $22,000-$60,000 is the average cost to install engineered wood. The cost of engineered wood per square foot starts at $11 and goes up to around $30.
The cost range of wood siding is from $3.25 to as much as $16 per square foot. There are cheaper options such as clapboard if the wood siding is too much for your budget.
Brick siding will run you between $6-$10 per square foot. The average price to brick your home is around $17,000.
James Hardie Fiber Cement Costs
Fiber cement requires specific knowledge and makes this type of siding one of the more expensive ones. The benefits of fiber cement are usually enough to outweigh the cost of it. The average home could cost up to $30,000 for fiber cement siding.
Veneer Stone Costs
Running between $45,000 and $53,000, veneer stone siding is probably the most expensive option. You are, however, paying for exceptional quality.
Stucco is another expensive siding option for your home. Stucco is usually $2,900 per square hundred feet. The average home would cost between $40,000-$46,000. Stucco is a very popular choice and looks good with just about anything.
Different taxes apply to different things in different states. Some construction jobs on your home are tax-deductible. If you use the home personally, it might not be tax-deductible. However, if you update your siding, you can possibly reduce the amount of capital gains when you decide to put your house on the market. Rental houses will have different requirements and potentials as well.
Required Permits for Siding Your Home
The required permits you will need to secure from your local department are determined by the kind of renovation(s) you are doing. If you are just adding new siding on top of your old siding, you probably won’t need a permit for this. If you are stripping and adding siding, you will need a permit. The siding must also be safe enough to be able to handle your climate conditions.
Time is Money
The time it takes to put new siding on your home has many variables. The size and shape of your home, the customizations, the types of materials being used, the size of the crew needed are all determining factors.
US Quality Construction can give you a thorough and accurate estimate as to the cost and time of your siding project(s).
What Should You Do Now?
Have you made the decision to update and upgrade the siding on your home? If so, contact US Quality Construction siding replacement company to get the ball rolling!
US Quality Construction are trained experts and are happy to help you with your next project.