Liquid Siding Repair Cost

How much does it cost to repair liquid siding?


Liquid siding is a vynil-based covering that is applied either directly on the walls or on top of the existing siding. Many homeowners that want the look of paint without the regular maintenance (scraping, sanding and repainting) view it as a cheaper alternative, since it's applied like paint and sprayed on. Many liquid siding manufacturers have claimed that their product provides consumers with an insulation value of R-20. However, it should be taken into account that the Federal Trade Comission (FTC) has ruled that these claims are false and have violated federal law.

Liquid siding 1 is durable, but it isn't completely immune to damage. While liquid siding 1 is supposed to be a lifetime finish, most homeowners have stated that it peels, bubbles, and cracks within a few years. Most of the time, this is supposed to be covered under warranty, because the product is supposed to last for decades. However, a number of manufacturers have gone out of business, so getting it repaired may require a homeowner to contact a new supplier.

Repair costs vary based on the size and location of the damage, the age of the siding, and the climate and weather, but the average repair for fixing liquid siding 1 on a 1500 square foot home is $3000-$4000. Because liquid siding 1 is sprayed using special equipment, it is recommended to hire a professional for all repairs.

Cost breakdown

  • Materials: liquid siding 1 is typically applied by speciality contractors that use a proprietary siding spray product. The material and labor costs are generally lumped together for the final bill, but plan on spending $1.50-$3.50 per square foot on materials for a total cost of $2250-$5250 on a 1500 square foot home.
  • Labor: contractors typically charge $40-$50 per hour to repair liquid siding. Depending on the nature of the repairs, it can take one to three days (8 to 24 labor hours) to make the repairs.

Enhancement and improvement costs

  • You can’t spray new liquid siding 1 on top of peeling material; the new material is only as good as what’s below it. So if a repair needs to be made – even if it’s only a small area – the old liquid siding 1 must be completely scraped off and the siding needs to be prepped again, which will add $300-$600. This includes washing, allowing the siding to dry completely, and then applying two coats of liquid siding 1.

Additional considerations and costs

  • Most liquid siding 1 comes with an extensive warranty and a promise that repairs will almost never be necessary. Be sure to contact the original installation company to see if your home is under warranty and if they can cover the cost of repairs.
  • Homes with multiple stories or architectural details like uniquely shaped windows, shutters, or porches, typically require higher labor costs because it takes more time to work around those details. Plan to add an additional day of labor ($400​) costs and time to your project if your home is more detailed.
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1 Liquid siding: A vinyl-based exterior wall covering that is sprayed either directly onto the wall or over existing siding. It gives the look of paint without as much maintenance

Cost to repair liquid siding varies greatly by region (and even by zip code). To get free estimates from local contractors, please indicate yours.

Labor cost by city and zip code

Compared to national average
Albuquerque, NM
-14%
Amarillo, TX
-15%
Anchorage, AK
+35%
Antioch, TN
+18%
Athens, GA
-9%
Aurora, CO
+10%
Austin, TX
+13%
Ballwin, MO
+14%
Baltimore, MD
+12%
Bel Air, MD
-8%
Berwyn, PA
+31%
Boise, ID
-11%
Brooklyn, NY
+16%
Buffalo, NY
-1%
Carrollton, TX
+14%
Carteret, NJ
+39%
Chandler, AZ
-2%
Charlotte, NC
+6%
Chesapeake, VA
-6%
Chicago, IL
+40%
Cleveland, OH
+7%
Colorado Springs, CO
-3%
Columbus, OH
+5%
Corona, NY
+35%
Covington, LA
+10%
Dallas, TX
+10%
Dayton, OH
-7%
Denver, CO
+1%
Des Moines, IA
+1%
Detroit, MI
+16%
Durham, NC
-1%
Edison, NJ
+36%
Fairfield, CA
+5%
Fargo, ND
-1%
Fayetteville, NC
-20%
Greensboro, NC
-9%
Hayward, CA
+31%
Henderson, NV
+10%
Hollis, NY
+35%
Houston, TX
+24%
Indianapolis, IN
+6%
Katy, TX
+63%
Kent, WA
+9%
Killeen, TX
-27%
Knoxville, TN
+10%
Los Angeles, CA
+11%
Marietta, GA
+10%
Memphis, TN
+11%
Merced, CA
-25%
Miami, FL
+1%

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