Renovation6 min

FAQs About 5 Home Siding Options

Siding is a major concern during any home exterior remodeling project. Use this guide to learn more about siding materials and the installation process.

1. What Are Your Siding Options?

Understanding what your siding options are will help you evaluate what’s right for your home. Vinyl, brick, fiber cement, stucco, natural and synthetic stone, and engineered wood siding are popular materials.

2. How Much Will Your Siding Cost?

The total cost of re-siding will vary based on your home’s size and design and where you live. Here are some price ranges that will help you better estimate the cost of siding.

  • Vinyl siding costs about $2.00 to $7.00 per square foot.
  • Brick siding costs between $6.00 and $15.00 per square foot.
  • Fiber cement siding has an average cost of around $6.00 to $12.00 per square foot.
  • Stucco siding typically costs between $6.00 and $9.00 per square foot.
  • Engineered wood typically costs between $3.00 and $5.00 per square foot.

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3. How Long Will Your Installation Take?

Many siding jobs will take approximately two weeks. Most homeowners can stay in their homes during the siding installation process, though there may be a good deal of noise during the day. Large or oddly shaped homes, on average, can take longer to complete. You should consult with the siding professional you hire to get an exact estimate and plan accordingly.

4. How Long Will Your Siding Last?

Your siding’s lifespan is highly dependent on how well it is maintained, where you live and what kind of exposures the siding will face. Warranties are one measure of how long siding is expected to last:

  • Vinyl siding warranties are often for the life of the home.
  • Brick siding is typically not warranted but should last the lifetime of the home if maintained correctly.
  • Fiber cement siding is typically warranted for 30 years or more if installed by certified installers.
  • Stucco siding is typically not warranted beyond 15 years
  • Engineered wood siding is typically warranted for up to 50 years.

5. When Should You Install New Siding?

Always ask a siding professional about the best time for a siding update. Excessive heat, moisture and cold can delay your project and contribute to structural problems. A pro will be able to provide a time of year that will work best for your home. If possible, find alternatives to replacement for as long as possible with proper maintenance, like cleaning the siding and checking for cracks, holes and minor repairs.

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Trends5 min

Why More Homeowners Are Choosing Prefinished Siding…And You Should Too

As time fades, so do exterior remodeling trends. One trend we aren’t seeing losing its appeal anytime soon, however, is prefinished siding. If you’re a homeowner considering a residing project, prefinished siding materials are certainly worth exploring. The pros that come with using prefinished siding range from project efficiency advantages like time/labor savings and a cleaner jobsite to aesthetic benefits like color consistency and durability.

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Renovation5 min
A Homeowner’s Perspective: How to Navigate the Renovation Planning Process

When considering an exterior remodel, homeowners can often be intimidated by the layers of planning and countless decisions to be made…from choosing the right remodeler to selecting lasting materials to picking out a paint color. With a large investment, it’s vital for homeowners to put in the time to ensure they are making the right choices throughout the planning process to achieve their desired result.

Curb Appeal5 min
Using the Right Siding for a Craftsman Home

Today’s craftsman-style homes are variations of the ones first built in America in the late 1890s in a revolt against the overly ornate Victorian style of the day. The name was coined by the founder of Craftsman magazine, which was devoted to ensuring “serious architecture” was accessible for working-class families.

Renovation7 min
5 Tips for Getting an Accurate Siding Estimate

You’ve noticed your home’s siding could use a face lift. Maybe your siding is cracked, has damaging build-up or perhaps the passage of time has taken a toll on its appearance. With the primary purpose of exterior siding being to add a protective layer to your home, you’ve decided it’s time for a siding repair or replacement. Now what?