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How Much Does It Cost to Repair Metal Siding?

Low
$525 - $600
Average Cost
$755 - $1,207
High
$1,500
(170 sq.ft. damaged siding)

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Metal siding is fairly resilient to damage, but it occasionally does need to be repaired or replaced. The most common damage to metal siding is denting. Some dents can be repaired without having to replace the whole siding; if the dents are limited to a few boards, then a hole is drilled into the siding, a screw inserted and the dent punched out. Afterwards, the hole is patched and painted to match. The whole process is therefore extremely affordable, as no new siding is needed. Only if the damage extends over several boards at once (for example, if a tree fell against the siding and banged in a five foot section), would you need to replace the whole siding. Depending on the extent of the repairs, you may be able to do them yourself, but hiring a professional is always recommended.

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 of 170 sq.ft. damaged metal siding on a 1500 square foot home is $755-$1207. Costs will be much lower if only a few boards need to be replaced.

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Metal Siding Repair Cost by Project Range

Low
$525 - $600
DIY
Average Cost
$755 - $1,207
170 sq.ft. damaged siding
High
$1,500
Larger section and insulation repaired

Cost Breakdown

  • Materials: aluminum siding remains one of the most popular metal siding materials. The cost for aluminum siding is around $3.50 to $4.75 per exterior sq.ft. of the home, while steel costs slightly $0.8 more than aluminum. For example, a 170 sq.ft. home would cost $595 to $807 for the material, if replacing the whole siding.
  • Labor: installers (typically a carpenter) charge $40-$50 per hour to repair metal siding. Depending on the nature of the repairs, it can take half a day to a full day (4 to 8 labor hours - $150-$400​) to make the repairs.

Enhancement and Improvement Costs

  • Pre-colored aluminum siding tends to fade over time, so a replaced section likely won't match the rest of the siding. If this is the case, you may want to replace all of the siding or paint it all the same color.
  • If the original metal siding was insulated, the insulation may have been damaged as well, since this is generally dropped in behind the siding, and would need to be replaced. This could add an extra $1 a square foot to the total materials cost, and potentially increase the amount of time necessary to make the repair.

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

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

The information provided by our cost guides comes from a great variety of sources, including specialized publications and websites, cost studies, U.S. associations, reports from the U.S. government, contractors and subcontractors, material suppliers, material price services, and other vendor websites. For more information, read our Methodology and sources.