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Question DetailsAsked on 4/29/2013

Approximately how much will it cost for vinyl siding for a 2100 square foot colonial house?

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There are many things to consider to even think about a price range: One or two story? I'm assuming 2 story since it's a colonial. Number and sizes of windows & doors to determine trim out pieces? What type of existing siding do you have? Can it be covered over or will it have to be removed (the best way to do it)? Is there wood rot to be repaired first. Don't close it in. Etc.

Different manufacturers and installers charge differently in various areas based on how commonly the product is used. Locally, it is not nearly as common as it once was and there are very few suppliers. Often the materials have to be ordered from out-of-town and even another state. I highly discourage vinyl or aluminum siding. It doesn't breathe and often causes problems in the future because of it. Let's say you get an excellent installer and you keep up with the maintenance of the caulked joints like your supposed to. Even still with all of that don't ever plan on remodeling or repairing the exterior of your home. You have a 90+% likelyhood you will not get a match to the siding in the future. Keeping the manufacturer's name, model name/number, etc. will help but they often change their formulas and have variations in colors but keep the same model/ name. Then there's the sun fading which will happen no matter how good the UV coating is. The new stuff will look very different compared to the stuff that's only a few years old. If you are willing to take the risk that you will never have to do anything to the outside of your home including opening it for plumbing or electrical issues roll the dice and put it up. I've had more than one customer learn the hard way about the pitfalls of vinyl after being sold on it without being fully informed. Now that you know, weigh your options.

To answer your question, call a few siding companies in town with a long track record in business. You'll need them to still be around when you have to repair the siding later as they are the one's with the best chance of hiding the repair using scrap they may keep after their jobs. Get bids for the work and compare that way, not basing your choice solely on price. There are far too many variables on most home projects of this size to give accurate price estimates over the internet without being able to see it.

Todd Shell

Todd's Home Services

San Antonio, TX

Answered 7 years ago by Todd's Home Services



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