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, difficulty of work, and your home’s location.
The cost of zinc siding 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.
We’ve put together a comprehensive residential siding guide to assist you in researching your options for replacement and new construction projects.
What’s Included: Seven possibilities ranging from affordable to upscale – Vinyl, steel & aluminum, fiber cement & composite, genuine wood, stucco, brick & stone and faux stone.
The information for each siding type includes:
Materials and installation cost
Tables that allow you to compare these materials at a glance in all key areas
An introduction to each material, its construction and options
Pros and cons such as durability/longevity, maintenance and repair requirements and appearance including the home styles that each siding types is best suited to
Final summaries that might help you make your decision
Tips for saving money on a siding project
Total Cost per sq.ft.
$2.75 – $4.50
$2.50 – $8.00
$5.25 – $12.50
Aluminum & Steel
$3.00 – $6.50
$3.50 – $10.00
$6.50 – $16.50
Fiber Cement & Composite
$3.50 – $6.50
$4.00 – $8.50
$7.50 – $14.50
$2.50 – $8.50
$3.50 – $8.50
$4.15 – $17.00
$4.90 – $6.50
$3.00 – $8.50
$7.90 – $14.50
Brick & Stone Veneer
$7.35 – $17.00
$6.30 – $10.00
$14.65 – $27.00
$6.15 – $20.00
$8.55 – $11.00
$14.70 – $31.00
* The materials column in the table above includes siding, trim and the supplies needed to install it.
* The installation column in the table above reflects the cost of professional labor.
The last column is the total installed cost for comparison.
Note: Each siding type in the table above is normally available in a wide range of quality and style options that affect material costs. Installation ranges from easy to difficult due to onsite factors which affect installation cost. Your project’s geography and local economy will also have a major impact on costs.
Types of Siding Materials:
This table summarizes the information in this section:
Aluminum & Steel
Fiber Cement & Composite
Brick & Stone
The next section provides more details for each siding type, including its options and pros and cons.
This is an extruded plastic material made from PVC resin for durability and resistance to the elements. The material is tinted in the production process, so the color goes all the way through.
There are three appearance options: Horizontal, vertical and shingle/shake panels.
Ever wonder what Millennial homeowners or home buyers want in terms of exterior and interior home design, living space layout, interior decor, and other architectural elements of a house? Knowing this can help inform your remodeling choices and ultimately affect desirability and salability of your home later.
Read on to learn how to please a millennial with your thoughtful choices of home improvements and remodeling upgrades.
Before we get started – Who are these Millennials anyway?
Millennials – those people born between 1982 and 2004 – are gradually coming of age and becoming the new first-time home buyers these days. It may be hard to believe, but the oldest Millennials are now in their early thirties! Of course, whenever a new generation takes over the mantle of first-time home buyer, the housing industry reacts; building and design trends become driven by that generation’s unique preoccupations and interests. (Remember floral wallpaper?)
Even though there’s been a lot of buzz in the media about Millennials moving back in with their parents due to economic pressure and enormous student loan debt, they still overwhelmingly want to own homes when they can afford to. Perhaps more surprisingly, they also represent a significant portion of the home buying market. How significant? Try 35%!
That’s enough to make home builders and home designers pay attention. After all, even if they are currently buying older, cheaper, and smaller homes than their wealthier elders, those same Millennials will be the second- and third-time home buyers of the future – and they’re going to want to buy homes that make them feel comfortable.
In fact, in a survey conducted by Better Homes & Gardens, 63% of Millennial survey-takers said that having a customized home suited to their tastes was a top priority. Consequently, anyone trying to sell a house in 2017 probably ought to know what qualities Millennials are looking for in a new home.