The Cost Of Your Siding Installation: What Matters

If you have decided that your home is due for new siding, you may have started calling for siding installation estimates. When you're comparing those estimates, it can sometimes be hard to know what actually influences that cost. Understanding what factors contribute to the cost of your siding installation can help you understand the estimates you're given. Here's a look at some of the things that you should know about what can affect the cost of your siding installation.

The Current Condition Of Your Home

One of the first things that will affect the cost of your new siding installation estimate is the current condition of your home. If your current siding is in good condition and you're just adding onto it or just replacing some of it, that's going to cost far less than if you're having to replace all of the siding on your home.

In addition, the condition of the walls underneath the siding will be a factor, too. If your home's exterior walls have any signs of rot, pest infestation, or other damage, this must be addressed. You'll find that your estimates are higher in those cases to account for that cost.

The Size Of Your Home

The square footage that will need to be replaced is another key factor. The larger your home is, the more exterior square footage it will have. That translates into more siding, so you'll have increased material costs as well as more work required for installation, which increases your labor costs, too. You can't avoid this cost, but you can choose a more affordable siding material if necessary to reduce your overall expense.

Specialty Considerations

As part of the estimate process, your siding contractor will also evaluate any special factors that might contribute to the cost of your installation. For example, if your home has a lot of smaller segments with a lot of corners and similar obstructions, this will increase the cost of your installation. Any siding installation that requires materials that have to be imported or sourced from other locations might also lead to added costs. 

The more you understand what contributes to the cost of your siding installation project, the easier it is to prepare for. Talk with your siding contractor today for more help, information, and guidance about your siding installation. He or she can give you the support that you need to get the job done right.