Here at Southern Home Services, one of our most requested home improvement projects is new siding installation. As such, one of the questions we get most often from homeowners is “how much does new siding cost?” Here in the Charlotte area, you can expect to pay anywhere between $14,000 and $18,000, on average.
Why does that range vary so much? Well, the truth is that there are a few different factors that impact the total cost you’ll pay for your siding project. Continue reading to learn more about them so you can start budgeting for your project accordingly.
The Materials You Choose
Perhaps the biggest determining factor in how much you’ll pay for new siding is the type of material you choose for your project. The three most common siding materials we install are vinyl, composite, and fiber cement.
Vinyl tends to be the least expensive material, while James Hardie fiber cement siding is usually the most expensive. Composite siding tends to fall somewhere in the middle. However, it’s important to remember that while fiber cement siding costs more upfront, it’s extremely durable and low maintenance, which often means it has a lower lifetime cost. That’s something to consider when you make your decision.
The Size and Shape of Your Home
Next, consider the specifics of your home. Generally speaking, the larger your home, the more expensive your siding project will be, simply because it will require more materials, time, and labor to complete the job.
Similarly, the shape of your home also plays a part in how much you’ll pay. Smaller, but uniquely shaped homes made cost more because they’ll require creative strategies to get the job done right.
The State of Your Old Siding
Depending on the condition of your old siding and the new material you’ve chosen, you may be able to install the new siding over the old one. However, in most cases, the old siding will have to be completely removed before the new siding can be put in place. The removal of the old siding may impact the total price you pay for your project.
The Siding Installer You Choose
The final deciding factor in how much you’ll pay for your new siding comes down to who you choose to do the installation. Different siding contractors offer different labor and material rates, so it helps to ask for an estimate before making your decision.
Here at Southern Home Services, we’re proud to offer competitive rates combined with high-quality products so you get the best possible outcome for the right price. We also offer comprehensive warranties so you have peace of mind that your investment is protected.
Request a Quote to See How Much New Siding Will Cost
Now that you know more about the factors that determine how much new siding will cost, it’s time to take the next step toward an updated exterior. Contact the Southern Home Services team today to request a quote for your project and ask any questions you have about the siding installation process.
We can’t wait to help you transform the exterior of your home.