Siding Install or Replacement Cost

How much does it cost to replace siding?

House siding is necessary to close the exterior surface of the building envelope, and offers an opportunity to choose enhancements in appearance as well as insulating properties.

You will find that the typical cost of installed house siding will vary by siding material, its finish quality, the house size, the number of windows and doors, and the labor rate.

The Material choices and typical costs for installed house siding include:

MaterialProsConsCost
Fir faced plywood

Lowest cost

Wood finish

Economy appearance

Surface maintenance

$3.88per sq.ft.
Standard aluminum non-insulating

Lowest cost

No painting

Economy appearance

Easily dented

Not insulating

$3.91per sq.ft.
Standard aluminum insulating

Low cost

No painting

Insulating

Economy appearance

Easily dented

$4.55per sq.ft.
Standard vinyl insulating

Low cost

No painting

Insulating

Economy appearance$5.01per sq.ft.
Deluxe aluminum insulating

No painting

Better appearance

Insulating

More costly

Easily dented

$5.53per sq.ft.
Redwood faced plywood

Wood finish

Good appearance

Surface maintenance$5.65per sq.ft.
Deluxe vinyl insulating

No painting

Good appearance

Insulating

More costly$6.91per sq.ft.
Cultured stone smooth veneer

No maintenance

Stylish

Durable

Costly

Long construction

$21.70per sq.ft.
Cultured stone terrazzo veneer

No maintenance

Stylish

Durable

More costly

Long construction

$38.77per sq.ft.
Granite stone veneer

No maintenance

StylishDurable

Very costly

Long construction

$61.34per sq.ft.


An example of a house siding project requires 1,500 square feet of siding not including the window and door areas. The project is to install the house siding and trim around doors and windows. Removal costs (not included) for old siding are shown in the following tables. 

Cost breakdown

In the following tables the Material Cost figures are what the alert DIY persons should expect to pay for all material necessary to complete the installation. 

Fir Faced Plywood Siding

ItemUnit CostQuantityLine Cost
5/8" plywood with trim pieces and fasteners, and 4% waste allowance.$1.96per sq.ft.1,500$2,937
Factory staining: upgrade additional cost.$0.30per sq.ft.1,500$446
Material Cost$2.26per sq.ft.1,500$3,383
+ Labor Cost$1.62per sq.ft.1,500$2,430
Total Cost$3.88per sq.ft.1,500$5,813



Standard Grade Non-insulating Aluminum

ItemUnit CostQuantityLine Cost
Standard grade siding with trim pieces and fasteners, and 4% waste allowance.$2.29per sq.ft.1,500$3,432
+ Labor Cost$1.62per sq.ft.1,500$2,430
Total Cost$3.91per sq.ft.1,500$5,862


Standard Grade Insulating Aluminum

ItemUnit CostQuantityLine Cost
Standard grade siding with trim pieces and fasteners, and 4% waste allowance.$2.29per sq.ft.1,500$3,432
Insulating siding: upgrade additional cost.$0.64per sq.ft.1,500$957
Material Cost$2.93per sq.ft.1,500$4,389
+ Labor Cost$1.62per sq.ft.1,500$2,430
Total Cost$4.55per sq.ft.1,500$6,819


Standard Grade Insulating Vinyl

ItemUnit CostQuantityLine Cost
Standard grade siding with trim pieces and fasteners, and 4% waste allowance.$2.66per sq.ft.1,500$3,993
Insulating siding: upgrade additional cost.$0.73per sq.ft.1,500$1,089
Material Cost$3.39per sq.ft.1,500$5,082
+ Labor Cost$1.62per sq.ft.1,500$2,430
Total Cost$5.01per sq.ft.1,500$7,512


Deluxe Grade Insulating Aluminum

ItemUnit CostQuantityLine Cost
Deluxe grade siding with trim pieces and fasteners, and 4% waste allowance.$3.17per sq.ft.1,500$4,752
Insulating siding: upgrade additional cost.$0.64per sq.ft.1,500$957
Material Cost$3.81per sq.ft.1,500$5,709
+ Labor Cost$1.62per sq.ft.1,500$2,430
Total Cost$5.43per sq.ft.1,500$8,139


Redwood Faced Plywood Siding

ItemUnit CostQuantityLine Cost
5/8" plywood with trim pieces and fasteners, and 4% waste allowance.$3.73per sq.ft.1,500$5,594
Factory staining: upgrade additional cost.$0.30per sq.ft.1,500$446
Material Cost$4.03per sq.ft.1,500$6,039
+ Labor Cost$1.62per sq.ft.1,500$2,430
Total Cost$5.65per sq.ft.1,500$8,469


Deluxe Grade Insulating Vinyl

ItemUnit CostQuantityLine Cost
Deluxe grade siding with trim pieces and fasteners, and 4% waste allowance.$4.57per sq.ft.1,500$6,848
Insulating siding: upgrade additional cost.$0.73per sq.ft.1,500$1,089
Material Cost$5.29per sq.ft.1,500$7,937
+ Labor Cost$1.62per sq.ft.1,500$2,430
Total Cost$6.91per sq.ft.1,500$10,367


Cultured Stone Smooth Veneer

ItemUnit CostQuantityLine Cost
Cultured stone smooth surface finish.$8.34per sq.ft.1,500$12,507
+ Labor Cost$13.36per sq.ft.1,500$20,040
Total Cost$21.70per sq.ft.1,500$32,547


Cultured Stone Terrazzo Veneer

ItemUnit CostQuantityLine Cost
Cultured stone terrazzo surface finish.$25.41per sq.ft.1,500$38,115
+ Labor Cost$13.36per sq.ft.1,500$20,040
Total Cost$38.77per sq.ft.1,500$58,155


Granite Stone Smooth Veneer

ItemUnit CostQuantityLine Cost
Granite stone smooth surface finish.$46.20per sq.ft.1,500$69,300
+ Labor Cost$15.14per sq.ft.1,500$22,710
Total Cost$61.34per sq.ft.1,500$92,010


Additional considerations and costs

  • In some cases new siding can be mounted over existing siding that will save money and increasing insulation properties.
  • Sheathing type insulation installed underneath the plywood siding will cost around $1.00 per sq.ft.
  • Soffit installation in vinyl or aluminum will cost from $4.50 to $6.50 per linear foot.
  • Vapor barrier sheathing installed underneath siding to reduce moisture entry and improve insulation will cost between $0.25 and $0.65 per sq.ft. depending upon local climate demands.
  • Professional siding cleaning will cost approximately $75 for a single service. In most areas it is necessary to clean siding at least three times each year.
  • If old siding is to be removed keep in mind that water, mold, and insect damage may require attention of your contractor and that you should be informed of the situation before work begins.
  • The cost of transport and dumping of removed siding has not been included.
  • Taxes and permit fees have not been included.  

Typical costs

$7,512

(1,500 sq.ft. standard vinyl insulating)

Low: $3,214
(1,500 sq.ft. 5/8" plywood - DIY)
High: $112,683
(1,500 sq.ft. granite stone veneer)

Cost to replace siding varies greatly by region. Get free estimates from siding contractors in your city.