What are the cost considerations you can expect when you decide to replace your home siding? The primary factors are the size of your home (including its shape and complexity), the materials you select, and labor costs.
Hawthorn specializes in premium siding installation, but we do it at the most competitive labor rates. Let’s look a little closer at siding materials and cost estimates.
The Primary Cost Considerations
Focus on these primary cost considerations to get a better idea of what your final bill will look like.
- Siding Material
There are several siding options, nowadays, but they normally involve some variation of either wood, vinyl, or fiber-cement materials. Wood is the oldest siding method, it’s relatively cost-effective but leaves you at the mercy of termites, woodpeckers, and moisture intrusion (wood rot). Vinyl siding is better than it once was, and it’s a decent “budget buy,” but you’ll experience some of the same troubles as wood. Fiber-cement materials, especially those from the James Hardie company, are a much more durable synthetic material. This will cost you a little more (between $1 to $6 per square foot), but you get the most reliable insulation and durability (not to mention curb appeal).
House Size & Shape
- Size of Your House
Since siding boards have prices based on square footage, the size of your home will be a huge determining factor. Larger houses need more siding materials, which leads to longer projects, hence higher labor costs. It’s a lot like assessing the cost of replacing your roof, interior flooring, or other home improvement project.
- The shape of Your House
It’s much harder to side a two/three-story home than a one-story house. All the roof angles, facings, dormers, turrets, and other structures require more cutting and manipulation, which ultimately increases the total price of the job.
Why Bother to Replace Your Home Siding?
A lot of our prospective clients are 50-50 on replacing their home siding because they like how it’ll look, but aren’t sure if it’s worth it. We understand, which is why you should know the reasons for upgrading or replacing your siding.
You should invest in new home siding if you have problems such as
- Rising energy costs
- Constant problems with mold, mildew, algae, or other bacteriological growth around your home
- You’d like to add something more fire resistant (see more on the benefits of James Hardie Siding)
- You want to increase your home value by at least $10,000.
If you look at it in terms of total investment, you can see why it’s worth it to buy a major upgrade like this.
James Hardie Siding: The Best Material for the Long Haul
James Hardie Siding is the best material for re-siding your home for many reasons. It costs more than regular vinyl siding, but that’s because it pays off in the long run when you don’t have dents, warps, grooves, chipped paint, woodpeckers holes, etc.
How long does James Hardie Siding last? Folks will always argue about the exact figures, but if you take care of your siding, then it would be nothing for it to last 30 or 50 years. 30 years is the minimum warranty coverage, but plenty of homeowners have had Hardie boards last way longer.
Replace Your Home Siding with the Pros at Hawthorn Home Exteriors
Hawthorn Home Exteriors is more than happy to work with you on financing. We don’t want you to delay or forego a terrific renovation opportunity solely because of money issues. Don’t forget that we offer free consultations that carry no obligations, so you have nothing to lose by reaching out to us.
When you hire us, you get to work with an outstanding installation crew that will arrive on time, and does it right the first time, without exaggerating labor costs.
So, if you’re ready to replace your home siding, then contact us today for a free estimate.