Residing a house adds significant value not to mention curb appeal. You’ll add important financial value to your home as well as personal value for yourself.
But how much should you budget when taking on this large house project? The general cost of re-siding a house depends on the siding you choose, the shape of your home, and the amount of siding you will need.
By the time you finish reading this article, you will have a better understand of the types of siding, and what affects the cost of your siding options.
General Cost of Residing a House
House residing costs in Michigan reflect much of what you see in the rest of the country. Vinyl siding comes in squares that will cover approximately 100 square feet. On average, each square of vinyl currently costs around $1,200.
Thus, you can plan on paying $1,200 for every 100 square feet of your home. The details you add into the siding factor in as well. For example, a small square house will cost as little as $5,400 for vinyl siding. A bigger home with multiple stories and high-end finishing will cost over $15,000.
The type of siding you choose, be it vinyl siding, wood siding, cement board siding, or other materials most determines your cost.
Cost By Material Type
The general cost of siding ranges from as little as $2 a square foot to as much as $50 a square foot. The range depends heavily on the type of siding you’re purchasing. Here is a basic breakdown.
- Wood: $2 to $5 per square foot
- Vinyl: $3 to $12 per square foot
- Aluminum: $2 to $5 per square foot
- Fiber cement: $5 to $13 per square foot
- Brick: $9 to $28 per square foot
- Stone veneer: $35 to $50 per square foot
To mitigate costs, you can always put up a combination of the siding as well. For example, some people will use traditional vinyl siding on the top half of their home paired with brick or stone on the bottom half of their home.
Vinyl siding as a whole will cost between $6,000 and $16,000. Your neighborhood most likely already has several homes with vinyl siding. Thus, if you choose this durable, inexpensive siding your home will fit right in.
Vinyl will not require painting and thus has little maintenance cost.
Weather and heat are vinyl siding’s greatest enemies. Keep your grill a good distance from the siding so it does not warp it. When you have severe storms, run a quick check of all your siding to make sure hail didn’t punch any holes in it.
To keep it looking fresh, you only need to spray it down with a hose once or twice a year.
Wood siding will cost between $7,000 and $23,000. It provides a classic look and is affordable for most people. You can choose from a variety of woods ranging from pine to douglas fir.
Wood will need regular maintenance. You need to keep it painted, and you should inspect it frequently for rot or warping. Wood is susceptible to insects as well, so make sure to keep your pest control up to date.
Engineered Wood Siding
Engineered wood siding has the aesthetics of wood siding but comes in at a lower cost. You will pay between $3,000 and $5,000 for engineered wood siding. You still need to maintain this siding, giving it a coat or two of paint every five to ten years.
If you enjoy changing the look of your home, the wood siding makes sense because you can give your home a whole new look when you repaint the siding.
Aluminum siding costs between $10,000 and $19,000. Homeowners on the coast and in cold climates have embraced this siding type because it provides adequate insulation and is waterproof.
Aluminum siding is also noisy. It makes pinging noises during extreme heat, high winds, and thunderstorms. It also sustains damage easily when debris or hail hit it, and it loses its color in intense sunlight.
Fiber Cement Siding
Fiber cement siding or James Hardie siding looks like wood siding but is made of durable fiber cement. It will cost between $4,700 and $13,300.
Homeowners choose this siding because of its maintenance. It requires little maintenance in that you paint it occasionally and only clean it once a year. The installation price is a bit more, though, because it is heavy siding.
Brick siding works well in colder, drier climates. It retains heat and thus many people in warm climates avoid it. On the other hand, it also resists moisture and thus works well in humid climates.
As a whole, brick siding will cost between $10,000 and $75,000.
Stone Veneer Siding
Stone veneer siding requires little maintenance if your contractor does his job correctly. If you have a poor installation job, then you will have to repair cracks as the years pass. Because of their weight, stone veneers commonly cost over $100,000.
Thus, many homeowners use stone veneer more for accents and decoration than as their primary siding choice.
Factors That Affect Cost
Five main factors affect the cost of your residing other than just the siding cost itself. Consider these factors as you look into residing in your home.
- Home size
- Home shape
- Material quality
- Siding removal
- Homeowners association
If you have a bigger home, your residing will cost more. But the shape of your home matters as well. A simple box will cost less to reside than a complex home with a turret or multiple stores.
Additionally, the higher quality of your materials, the more you can plan on paying up front. One can hope, though, that if you purchase high-quality materials, your siding will last longer.
If you do not plan on removing your siding, you will have to pay a demo crew or contractor to remove it for you as well. You may feel tempted to save money by removing the siding yourself. Remember, though, that the contractor can do this safely and may even have a means for hauling the old siding away.
Finally, check into your homeowner’s association restrictions before you purchase siding. You may fall in love with a type of siding or color they may not approve of.
Residing a House With Confidence
Residing a house will boost your home’s aesthetic, curb appeal, and value. The amount of money you put into the renovation depends on the type of siding you choose as well as the shape and size of your home.
Do you want to have your home resided? If so, contact us. Our experienced team is standing ready to give your home a facelift today.