Vinyl Siding Price with soffit, fascia, and aluminum

Vinyl Siding Price with soffit, fascia, and aluminum

Vinyl siding prices primarily are determined by the siding's thickness. Most manufacturers categorize their vinyl siding products in three to four classifications:

  • Economy
  • Standard
  • Premium
  • Super premium

Super premium siding is a manufacturer's top-of-the line siding product, built to withstand whatever nature and the elements can dish out, while economy siding--although still durable--is for budget-conscious homeowners.

Here's a closer look at some estimates on vinyl siding prices.

Vinyl siding cost

The first step in determining how much you may need to spend on your siding project is to figure out what type of siding you want. Baseline estimates for vinyl siding typically run from $3 to $7 a square foot, without factoring in the cost of installation or important accessories such as soffit, trim pieces and fascia.

So what do you actually end up paying? That's still hard to determine without getting some hard bids from professional contractors who can breakdown bids to include various aspects, such as removal of old siding, labor, and the many accessories that complete a home clad in vinyl siding.

Those accessories include the following:

  • Starter strips
  • J-Channel
  • Inside and outside corner pieces
  • Finish strips
  • Outlets, hydrants and vents

The cost of these necessary items can add roughly $500 or more to any siding project. Siding a 2,000-square-foot home with everything included could cost in excess of $12,000--or several thousand dollars more if you choose a high-grade siding product.

The National Association of Home Builders 2009 Construction Cost Survey estimates that the total cost of siding a new home is about $12,800, or 5.8 percent of total construction costs. However, it is important to note that the NAHB estimate wouldn't include the labor cost of removing and disposing of old siding from a home during a remodel.

Remodeling magazine's 2010-2011 Cost vs. Value Report places national vinyl siding prices at $11,357--and homeowners typically recover 72 percent of that cost during resale. That resale figure is off 8 percent from the previous year, which points to the continued decline in home values in many major markets.

Vinyl siding continues to dominate the residential market for exterior cladding throughout the U.S. and Canada, according to the Vinyl Siding Institute. It is the main exterior cladding for homes costing up to $300,000, and second only to stucco in homes in the $300,000 to $500,000 price range.

Additional Resources:
Vinyl Siding Costs and Prices from Professional Installers
Vinyl Siding Costs and Prices to install vinyl siding yourself

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