One of the major factors homeowners take into consideration when getting new siding is their budget. There are many pros and cons of different siding materials, but for some homeowners, the final decision comes down to what they cost. Here’s how you can find a siding material that fits your budget.
Get a Firm Grasp on the Cost of Different Materials
The costs of siding materials can vary based on the company they are purchased from, their quality and the style of siding which is why it is so hard to narrow down an exact price. The most common siding materials are:
- Fiber cement
The exact prices on these materials can vary. You may find that certain types of wood are less expensive than fiber cement or stucco, while better quality wood siding materials can be more expensive than brick or stone. Brick and Stone are generally the most expensive siding materials on the market.
Understand the Extra Costs
Even if you can narrow down more precise costs of materials, there are many other factors to consider when budgeting for your siding project:
- The size of your home
- The specific details of your project
- The siding contractor’s labor costs
- How hard the materials are to install (great difficulty equates to a greater expense for contractors)
- Costs for taking down and disposing of old siding
There may also be certain unexpected costs. If there is any rot or damage from bugs to the wood underneath your siding, the price of your project will rise.
Create a Budget, And Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Quotes and Advice
Researching prices for materials will only get you so far. The trouble is that even the most respected home advisor can only give you broad ranges on pricing for materials. Don’t be surprised if you find answers that range from $2-$7 per square foot for vinyl or a huge $8-$25 range for stone. The best way to find out how much you are going to spend on siding materials is to contact a Twin Cities siding contractor like Schmidt Roofing. We can advise you on your siding project, help you create a budget and provide you with a quote for free. Contact us today to speak with one of our siding experts.