If you are building a home, renting a home, buying a home, or have owned a home for years, you are probably always looking for ways to improve it. With the help of an exterior contractor, you can add additions, decking, and many different improvements that raise property value. One of the most common jobs done on homes are siding repairs and replacements. A home’s property value hinges on its external facade, and destroyed siding makes a home look old, decrepit, and unfriendly. So whether you are looking to sell your home or just want your home to look better, you may be considering updating your siding.
How Much Does Siding Cost
Before you can answer how much siding will cost, you have to pick the type of siding that works best for your home. There are many options for siding in New England including vinyl, fiber cement, and wood siding. And even among these siding types, there are multiple brands and providers that offer different prices and level of protection. Generally speaking, vinyl and fiber cement are the cheapest forms of siding and it can run anywhere from $0.70 to $7.00 per square foot. Wood is more expensive than it’s competitors but it has aesthetic appeal as well as being eco-friendly.
Other Factors That Affect Cost
Of course, there is a hidden cost with all forms of siding. Siding requires maintenance and eventually replacement. So more expensive sidings may pay for themselves in terms of lastability and durability. Vinyl siding is cheaper than wood, however, it can dent or crack due to extreme weather and it is not completely waterproof making it a bad siding for areas where flooding, high winds, and large amounts of rainfall is common. Fiber cement is durable, resistant to weather, and affordable. However, it can be more expensive to install because it is heavy and takes extra manpower and time. Fiber cement will also need to be re-painted over time. Wood siding requires routine maintenance to avoid warping and rotting, but installation is much easier than fiber cement.
Contact a Home Contractor
The best option is to speak with a local contractor and get a quote on your home. Every home is unique, and only a contractor can tell you how much your siding job is going to cost. If you are looking to have siding updated on your property, contact Novus Exteriors.