Steel, aluminum, copper, and zinc are the four primary materials for metal siding. Whether corrugated, ribbed, bevel-style or vertical panels, metal continues to be highly versatile in its application for residential siding and wall cladding.
The average cost to install metal siding can range from $8.50 to $15.50 per square foot. While that is a rather wide price range, your total cost per sq. ft. installed will depend on the choice of material, number of levels and overall difficulty of work, and your home’s location.
Note that in the ultra-expensive real estate markets like pockets of California including San Jose, SF Bay Area, hot areas in LA, NYC, Boston, Seattle, Miami, the cost for high-end metal siding can often exceed the above range, with costs as high as $20 per sq.ft. installed.
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The cost of zinc siding, a premium and ultra-durable and long-lasting metal, can range from $15.00 to $25.00 per sq. ft. installed. Copper siding can cost as much as $20.00 to $35.00 per sq. ft. installed on some high-end residential and commercial applications.
In terms of total project cost, for a typical 2,000 sq.ft. siding project, you can expect to pay between $17,000 and $31,000 for a contractor to install new metal (steel or aluminum) siding on a typical house.
If going with zinc or copper, you can expect the average price to jump to $41,000 for zinc, and up to $70,000 for copper installation.