Prepare for Purchase: What to Know Before Buying Vinyl Siding
Update your home exterior with these vinyl siding tips and tricks.
You don't have to spend a fortune to get the dream exterior for your home. With a variety of colors and styles to choose from, and an unmatched price point, it's hard not to love vinyl siding. Favored for it's weatherproof quality, vinyl can last anywhere from 20 to 40 years, making it a popular choice for those looking for a long-lasting siding solution. When you're shopping for new vinyl siding, be sure you know what to look out for so you can budget correctly and achieve the look you want.
Set a Siding Budget for Your Home
Before you start shopping, consider how much you have to spend and the design of your home. For example, a large ranch may cost more to re-side than a smaller two-story home. But a home with multiple stories may cost the most, since it's more difficult to reach those upper levels. To put that into perspective, a complete siding installation on a 1,500-square-foot home averages $6,000 to $8,000, while a 2,500-square-foot home can range from $10,000 to $13,000.
Working around curved or irregularly shaped windows or doors can also cost more. Non-standard shapes require the installation crew to make careful cuts on the siding, which may require more time.