When you are considering getting new siding for your home or other property; cost is probably one of the biggest factors. However, it should never be the only factor. You always want to make you are getting the right type of siding for your property. This is especially true based on what type of damage your property is vulnerable to (i.e. weather-related concerns), as well as how long you plan to live at your home. 

Siding Cost Comparisons

Vinyl

Average Cost: $7-$12 per square foot. 

Wood

Average Cost: $9-$15 per square foot. 

Fiber Cement

Average Cost: $9-$15 per square foot. 

Siding Factors To Considered

While different sidings have different material costs. The cost of installing and repairing sidings is different as well. The best thing to do is get a quote from an exterior contractor to figure out what prices you can expect for your home. Different siding materials have pros and cons. There is not really a one-size fits all solution when it comes to siding. A siding expert will make recommendations based on how long you plan to live in your home, your budget, and your existing siding.

Benefits of Fiber Cement

Fiber cement is often recommended to homeowners who plan to live in their home for a longer period of time. There are higher upfront costs for both materials and installation, however maintenance costs are decreased, and the siding is designed to be durable and long-lasting. Fiber cement also provides distinct advantages for homeowners and business owners. Fiber cement products are resistant to weather, pests, and fading. 

Benefits of Wood Siding

In terms of cost, wood siding is both expensive in terms of material and also requires more maintenance over time. It is a highly durable siding, assuming it is properly maintained. Price range also varies greatly based on what type of wood you use. Wood is more vulnerable to certain damages which is why maintenance is very important. 

Benefits of Vinyl Siding

The core benefit of vinyl siding is its relatively low material price as well as low installation cost. However, vinyl is not as long-lasting as other siding types. But maintenance and repairs run lower for vinyl as replacement materials are not too costly. Cost can vary depending on whether your vinyl siding is insulated or not.

Contact Us For More Information

As we mentioned above one of the best things you can do is contact an experienced contractor. They can guide you through a few questions to better understand the unique factors that could determine what siding material is best for you. If you are located in the Greater Boston area, we would be happy to provide quotes, talk about materials, and help you find the perfect fit for your property. Contact us for more information.

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