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Siding Repair Cost

Siding Repair Cost

National average
$600 - $1,200
(repairing 170 sq.ft. of wood siding)
Low: $100 - $400

(repairing 12’-12-½’ vinyl piece of siding)

High: $1,500 - $2,000

(reparing brick siding on a 1,500 sq.ft. house)

Cost to repair siding varies greatly by region (and even by zip code).
Get free estimates from siding contractors in your city.

The average cost of repairing siding is $600 - $1,200​.

In this guide

Average Cost to Replace Siding by Type
Siding Labor Cost
Cost Factors to Repair Siding
When to Replace Siding
Cost to Replace Siding
Enhancement and Improvement Costs
Additional Considerations and Costs
FAQ

How Much Does It Cost to Repair Siding?

For decades, siding has been a viable external shell for any home or business. In the early days, siding was typically simple wood clapboard. However, vinyl 1 and aluminum siding have become popular options that are easy to care for and maintain.

The cost to repair a 170-foot section of damaged siding naturally varies, depending on the material. To replace a singular piece of wood siding averages $100 - $150 per section, plus labor. A contractor charges $40 - $50 per hour. To replace a 170 sq.ft. section of siding averages $600 - $1,200 in material and labor.

Siding Repair Costs
Average range$600 - $1,200
Minimum cost$100 - $400
Maximum cost$1,500 - $2,000​


Average Cost to Replace Siding by Type

Different types of siding are more prone to certain damage or problems.

Replacement types

Replacement types

TypeDamageRepairs

Vinyl

($40/12’-12-½’ piece)

Fading

Cracking

The faded or cracked piece must be removed and replaced

Stucco 2

($9/bag of stucco)

($22/finishing material)

($6-$9/sq.ft.)

Cracks in the mortar 3The best way to repair medium-sized cracks is to have the cracks filled in with stucco

Brick

($8 - $10/sq.ft. of repair)

($2 - $3/sq.ft. of grout and mortar)

CrackingCracks in the mortar surrounding brick and stone siding must be filled in using grout 4 or mortar

Stone

($40 - $50/sq.ft. removal, repair, and replacement)

MoistureTop layer must be removed for repair and mold and moisture mitigation

Wood

($100 - $150/6 ft. section)

Fading

Cracking

Rot


The faded, rotten, or cracked section must be removed and replaced

Fiber cement 5

($1.62/sq.ft.)

($40 - $50/hr)

CrackingOften the best way to repair the damage is to have the section replaced

Aluminum

($7/sq.ft. for repair)

($755 - $1,207/170 sq.ft. replacement)

Fading

Dents

Virtually impossible to repair without replacement

Vinyl Siding Repair Cost

Even the best quality vinyl will need repairs. Homeowners should examine siding for faded, cracked, or warped areas. Repair costs vary depending on the siding type and if you hire a professional or tackle the job yourself. If the damaged area is small, replacement vinyl siding pieces can be purchased for $40 for a 12-12 ½” piece.

Expect to spend a minimum of $40 - $50 per hour to repair a 200 sq.ft. area of vinyl siding professionally, with most homeowners paying an average of $600. If you need more than a small piece fixed, it is advisable to consult a professional because of the difficulty in the proper handling and placement of larger pieces without damaging them. Matching the current home color can be extremely problematic due to fading, making a substitution with a different color necessary for many homeowners.

Stucco Siding Repair Cost

Stucco siding can protect your home for many years, but annual damage inspection and repair is essential. Look for cracks, chips, gaps, holes, discoloring, or any sign that the material has been compromised. Repairing stucco is more complicated and time-consuming than most other types of siding because it is made from multiple layers, which must dry between applications. If the damage is confined to a small crack or chip in the outer layer, most homeowners can fix the damage themselves with a repair kit, which costs between $10 and $60.

If the repair area is larger or deeper than a kit can cover or windows and corners are involved, it is best to call a professional. A stucco professional charges $40 - $50 per hour or $60 - $120 per sq.ft. An average homeowner can expect to pay between $563 - $1,935 to repair stucco siding. The total price increases if the damage penetrates beneath the layers of stucco.

Brick Siding Repair Cost

If you decide to make repairs in brick siding yourself, the cost of brick and mortar or grout is $11.50 per sq.ft., and the bricks are $8 - $10 per sq.ft. To take on a large-scale project, you may want to call a contractor, especially if there is damage to the material underneath the siding. For brick siding, several types of damage can occur, each requiring specific repair methods. A professional will know the necessary steps to correct the problem and ensure it does not happen again.

If a contractor makes the repairs, the average homeowner will pay $40 - $50 per hour, or approximately $600 - $2,500 for a 1,000 sq.ft. house. If the damage is too extensive, a contractor will remove some of the bricks, at a cost of $2 - $6 per sq.ft. in addition to the repair costs.

Stone Siding Repair Cost

While stone siding is known for durability and distinctiveness, over time the stone can become cracked, broken, or have pieces break off due to the building settling or harsh weather. In addition, the mortar can become loose, allowing access to moisture and insects. If the damaged area is small and on the surface, it can be a DIY project, costing between $20 - $75 for materials that include enough to cover small cracks and chips.

For more extensive damage, it may be necessary to contact a professional. Stone is heavy and cumbersome to work with, especially for one person and may require repairs behind the stone. The average homeowner will pay $40-$50 sq.ft. for repairs, which includes the removal of the old stone and mortar. To replace stone siding for a 10 x 10 sq.ft. area, expect to pay between $400 - $500. The price depends on how much damage lies behind the stone and the type of stone used as the original siding.

Wood Siding Repair Cost

While wood can make a home beautiful, using it to protect and enhance the appearance of your house costs more to maintain than other forms of siding. Wood siding includes shingles 6, clapboard, logs, and shakes 7. One of the earliest types of siding in the United States was clapboard. Although common, clapboard is particularly vulnerable to dry rot and insect infestations and challenging to repair, usually requiring replacement. No matter the specific form, wood is susceptible to dry rot, splitting, and warping. Cedar is often used to prevent insects and the accompanying damage.

Professionals charge between $50 - $100 per hour to repair damaged wood siding, although the price can increase depending on the level of damage and type of wood. A contractor costs approximately $100 - $150 to repair a six-foot space.

Fiber Cement Siding Repair Cost

Fiber cement, sometimes called Hardie board, is a combination of wood fibers, cement, sand, and other materials that are poured into molds, shaped, and then textured to look like wood, stone, or brick. Fiber cement has a well-deserved reputation for durability and long life, but expect to pay more than most other siding options. The advantages of fiber cement include resistance to moisture, fire, UV rays, and insects. If you perform an annual inspection and promptly make any necessary repairs, fiber cement siding can last up to 50 years. Anticipate spending $1.50 - $6.00 per sq.ft. for a DIY repair, which does not include the cost of the paint.

A professional contractor will charge $40 - $50 to repair or replace the most common damage, loose or buckled fiber cement boards, and chipped or peeling paint. To make repairs, individual boards, entire sections, or even walls may need to be replaced. On average, it costs between $1,200 and $1,500 to have a professional repair a 500 sq.ft. section of fiber cement siding.

Aluminum Siding Repair Cost

Aluminum is one of the most popular choices in siding because it is relatively low-maintenance, easy-to-clean, and comes in a variety of colors. While aluminum is more economical than brick or stone, the repair usually requires replacement because the material is prone to denting. Expect to pay $3.50 - $5.00 per sq.ft. The average homeowner will spend approximately $750 - $100 to replace a 150 sq.ft. section of aluminum siding. If damage is discovered underneath the siding, the insulation must be replaced, which costs an additional $1,300 - $1,500 for the average homeowner.

Siding Labor Cost

No matter what type of siding you have, most siding contractors charge from $40 - $50 for installation, replacement, or repair of all siding. The damaged siding must be removed and discarded. Many contractors will lay an insulation or vapor barrier 8 prior to hanging the new siding.

Typically, a contractor will include labor in the price per square foot. However, a small repair job is usually determined simply using the amount of time that it will take to repair the damage. To repair a single piece of damaged vinyl siding usually takes a contractor one hour to remove the damaged piece, lay any underlayment 9, and replace it with a new piece. Siding contractors charge $40 - $50 per hour plus the cost of the siding, which averages $40. The total amount to replace a damaged section of vinyl siding averages $80 - $90.


Construction worker installing wooden planks on house facade


Cost Factors to Repair Siding

Several things should be taken into consideration when determining the cost to repair the damaged siding. Often the location of the damage matters if it is in hard-to-reach areas such as behind shrubs or other obstacles. Also, a home that has multiple stories will require ladders to repair high damage. Vinyl 6 siding tends to be the most cost-efficient siding to repair. Aluminum siding is often expensive or impossible to repair effectively because it is difficult to match the color of the old siding with the new. In time, all siding suffers fading or cracking. Replacing pieces of siding or repairing cracks tends to be relatively easy. Extensive damage, such as from a storm, may require the replacement of a whole wall of siding.

When to Replace Siding

Siding acts as the protective shell for your home. This means that it is exposed to often extreme weather conditions, which take their toll on the appearance and stability of the siding. In many cases, siding can start to show visual signs of damage. You may notice broken or cracked siding. Mold, fungus, or mildew can build up on the siding’s surface and require removal to restore the siding to its former glory. Also, you may notice missing nails or areas where the caulking 10 is damaged or gone. After a storm, it is not uncommon for tree limbs or flying debris to hit the siding’s surface and cause dents or cracks, which also must be promptly repaired.


Olive house with orange color front door and windows


Cost to Replace Siding

Most vinyl siding can easily be repaired by replacing a small section of siding. A single section of vinyl siding that measures 12' to 12-1/2' long averages $40 per piece and takes a siding repairman only an hour to repair at a cost of $40 - $50 per hour. However, colored aluminum siding is often difficult to match so many siding repair companies will recommend that you replace the entire wall to match the color of the siding effectively. The cost to replace 170 sq.ft. of damaged aluminum siding averages $755 - $1,207 for labor and supplies. Bricks, stone, and stucco can all easily be repaired and not require replacement. A masonry expert will fill in any cracks using stucco or mortar for a cost of $8 - $10 per square foot. Fiber cement 5 is more difficult to repair and often requires that a single sheet of the siding be replaced to repair the damage adequately. The cost of a sheet of fiber cement that measures 48-in. x 96-in averages $36, and the cost of labor is $40 - $50 per hour. Any time a section of siding can be repaired, it is much cheaper than complete replacement.

Siding optionsProsCons

Repair

Cheaper

Easier

May not exactly match the existing siding

Repair spots may be noticeable

ReplacementLooks perfect when complete

Expensive

Complete replacement usually requires a professional

Cannot be handled as a simple DIY project


Enhancement and Improvement Costs

Siding Painting

A new coat of paint can add life to any siding. The average cost to paint 1,500 sq.ft. of siding is $1,850 - $2,500.

Additional Considerations and Costs

  • Asbestos 11. Older homes built prior to 1960 often feature asbestos 11 siding. Asbestos is dangerous if the fibers or dust become airborne, so there is always a certain amount of risk involved in repairing the siding. You can no longer purchase asbestos siding, but you can often find a suitable replacement for the damaged area, such as fiber cement, which looks very similar to asbestos siding and can be painted to match. A specialized asbestos removal company charges $200 - $700 per hour to remove and dispose of the asbestos. Many contractors who specialize in asbestos removal will charge a fixed base fee of $1,500 - $3,000 per job regardless of how small the job is.
  • DIY. Many people opt to undertake siding repair themselves. Stucco, stone, and brick are fairly easy to repair using caulk 10. Vinyl and fiber cement can be replaced in the area of damage. Aluminum siding that is colored is often difficult to match, and if you cannot match the damaged area, then you might want to consider painting the siding when you are done repairing the damage so everything matches.
  • Additional charges. Nowadays, many contractors want to install a housewrap (often called Tyvek) between your home’s exterior walls and the siding to optimize waterproofing. A 9 ft. x 150 ft. roll of housewrap averages $165 per roll. However, this is an additional cost and rarely included in the price. You should always take the time to make sure that the cost of the building paper is included if you have decided to have it installed.
  • Replacing siding. If your home sustains siding damage and the damaged siding is no longer viable, then you could use siding panels from an area of your home that is less visible to replace the damaged area. Then you can try your best to replace the siding you borrowed from the obscure area of your home with a somewhat similar style or color.
  • Permits. Before making repairs or replacing the siding on your home, apply for a building permit. Any home project that alters the building’s structure must obtain a building permit before any work begins. Permits are required to ensure that the work is done correctly, the structure is sound, and the project does not create a hazard either in the construction or final result. Most homeowners need permits to replace siding and other repairs, such as adding or changing the heat source, ductwork, or air conditioning. As a bonus, a permit provides a record of everything involved in the siding repair, including the contractor if you hire one. If a homeowner does not have a building permit and performs the work anyway, penalties and fines can result. A lack of proper permits can be costly and time-consuming if you decide to sell your home after unapproved work has been done.

FAQ

  • How much does it cost to fix siding on a house?

The price to fix siding varies depending on the material. However, most contractors charge between $40 - $50 per hour for labor.

  • How do I fix a hole in my vinyl siding?

You can use caulk to repair the hole. Simply find a caulking material that is waterproof and matches the shade of the final siding. Fill the hole with the caulk, smooth the surface, and allow it to dry.

  • What is siding repair?

Siding repair refers to fixing small areas of damage on siding, such as areas that are cracked or fading.

  • Why do you need siding?

Siding is used to further protect your home, provide additional insulation, and also offer curb appeal.

  • How much is vinyl siding for a 1,500 sq. ft. house?

To have vinyl siding installed on a 1.500 sq.ft. house averages $8,000 - $12,000 or $5.01 per sq.ft.

  • How much does it cost to repair wood siding?

A single section of six-foot wood siding usually averages $100 to $150 per section to have replaced professionally. Staining or painting will cost additional. A gallon of stain or paint averages $30 - $50 per gallon, and a painter’s labor to paint siding averages $20 - $35 per hour.

  • How long does vinyl siding last?

With proper care, including thorough annual inspections, vinyl siding can last 20 to 40 years. The thickness of the siding is one of the primary factors in determining the life of the product.


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Remodeling Terms Cheat Sheet

Definitions in laymen's terms, cost considerations, pictures and things you need to know.
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glossary term picture Vinyl 1 Vinyl: A synthetic plastic made from ethylene and chlorine. Vinyl has many applications in the construction industry and it is widely used in sidings, window frames, roofing and gutters, among others
glossary term picture Stucco 2 Stucco: A type of durable plaster finish made of aggregates, a binder, and water (traditionally Portland cement, sand, and water) used on masonry, walls, ceilings, and decorative moldings
glossary term picture Mortar 3 Mortar: A mixture of Portland cement or lime or a combination of both, sand, and water used to bind bricks, stones, and concrete masonry units together
glossary term picture Grout 4 Grout: A fluid form of cement used to seal the joints between tiles. It also makes the surface stronger because it bonds the tiles together
glossary term picture Fiber Cement 5 Fiber cement: A building material made with cellulose fiber, concrete, and recycled materials such as glass
glossary term picture Shingle 6 Shingles: A smooth, uniform, flat piece of construction material, available in a wide variety of materials and laid in a series of overlapping rows, used to cover the outside of roofs or walls to protect against weather damage and leaks.
glossary term picture Shake 7 Shakes: A rugged flat piece of wooden construction material with at least one grain-split face, generally made of either redwood or cedar, laid in a series of overlapping rows and used to cover the outside of roofs and walls to protect against weather damage and leaks
8 Vapor barrier: A protective cover, commonly made of polyethylene, used for damp proofing walls and floors
9 Underlayment: Roofing material laid underneath roofing tiles to seal the roof, preventing leaks
glossary term picture Caulking 10 Caulking: A chemical sealant used to fill in and seal gaps where two materials join, for example, the tub and tile, to create a watertight and airtight seal. The term "caulking" is also used to refer to the process of applying this type of sealant
11 Asbestos: A group of fire-resistant silicate minerals found in construction materials including paint, particularly in older homes. When the asbestos deteriorates, particles can become airborne and this is a serious health hazard.

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

Contractor repairing vinyl siding of a customers home

Labor cost by city and zip code

Compared to national average
Albuquerque, NM
-14%
Athens, GA
-9%
Atlanta, GA
+24%
Augusta, GA
-13%
Aurora, CO
+10%
Austin, TX
+13%
Blythewood, SC
-12%
Boston, MA
+40%
Bridgeport, CT
+43%
Buffalo, NY
-1%
Charlotte, NC
+6%
Chicago, IL
+40%
Cincinnati, OH
+6%
Clermont, FL
-7%
Cleveland, OH
+7%
Colorado Springs, CO
-3%
Columbia, MO
-19%
Columbus, OH
+5%
Como, NC
-18%
Dallas, TX
+10%
Denver, CO
+1%
Detroit, MI
+16%
Dothan, AL
-25%
Dry Fork, VA
-42%
Dublin, OH
+13%
Fresno, CA
-6%
Gilroy, CA
+13%
Gridley, CA
+11%
Grifton, NC
-23%
Houston, TX
+24%
Indianapolis, IN
+6%
Juneau, AK
+33%
Kansas City, MO
+4%
Kaufman, TX
-39%
Kissimmee, FL
-20%
Los Angeles, CA
+11%
Maryville, TN
-15%
Mc Farland, WI
+11%
Memphis, TN
+11%
Milwaukee, WI
+12%
Minneapolis, MN
+25%
Minooka, IL
+15%
Molena, GA
-29%
Nashville, TN
+21%
Oakland, CA
+36%
Oaklyn, NJ
+16%
Oklahoma City, OK
-12%
Orem, UT
-25%
Orinda, CA
+50%
Peyton, CO
-4%
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