Vinyl Siding Calculator
Our vinyl siding calculator provides accurate industry standard prices for numerous type of house cladding projects. Simple enter your desired siding material, the project plan, select the square footage, budget preference and your current zip code and hit the See Prices button.
Costs & Price Ranges
Check out the list of house siding prices with information for per square foot with installation. The siding cost as well as added, necessary materials and installation will be covered in the price ranges listed.
Fiber cement is more durable and sturdy in comparison to vinyl panels but is also often more expensive as a result. With durability comes a significant amount of weight, which requires extra care as well as effort and therefore a higher price. Fiber cement needs priming and/or painting prior to install, which will often hike up the price once again.
The pricing for insulated vinyl can get to be 30% more than the standard vinyl. Insulated vinyl comes in a good variety of colors, finishes, profiles and choices with great features like durability and structure for straighter walls thanks to the foam backing. The installation of insulated vinyl panels in comparison to standard panels is practically the same.
Shakes & Shingles
Within the wood or vinyl house siding prices range, shakes and shingles are typically some of the most expensive (the same materials are typically used). Wood and vinyl shakes and shingles are a great option due to their strength and protection level, which is higher than lap siding because of the above average thickness of the panel profile (twice as thick).
You will find vinyl near the bottom of the price range for cladding options. The price will often vary due to details such as grades of material, color and other small details, but it remains within a certain low price range. The installation process is relatively easy due to the light weight, so installation fees will not be very high.
Due to the great variety of wood, this type of cladding has a wide price range to consider (T-111 and plywood, oak, pine, lap, board & battens, shakes and shingles). Each option will come with a different price tag attached. As for the installation, the fees for wood cladding are in the middle of the typical price range.
Recommending Siding Brands & Products
We know how difficult it can be to get good recommendations. The suggestions we have for house siding options ,however, come from research into contractors and installers recommendations. We also make a point to keep up to date on Consumer Reports siding ratings to ensure that you have the best house siding options from today. Communicate with as many contractors as possible to get a good idea of what products work best, and which ones they are most likely to use.
Heartland CedarMAX - This engineered wood siding from Heartland is one of the sturdier house siding options out there, making for straighter walls than one would typically get with a non-foam backed product. The pricing for CedarMAX amounts to approximately $2 per square foot for the product alone (there is $1 psf for extra materials and $2 psf for install. For a basic, straight-forward project it would be $5 psf total). The feature options vary for CedarMAX thanks to 17 different colors, 3 profiles, and its .050 thickness. Consumer Reports gives this product an 83 rating, which is the highest rating received for its class. It is therefore one of CR's recommendations.
Nichiha Sierra Premium - The Nichiha Sierra has aesthetic appeal as well as a sturdy design as a fiber cement siding. The Sierra Premium Smooth can come pre-primed and costs $1.60 per square foot, which is approximately twice as much as what is charged for a non-foam backed vinyl. This board is offered in a single profile and has a .50 thickness. Nichiha is known for its decent products despite having a single production plant located in Georgia and therefore can be difficult to find in certain areas some distance away. The Nichiha Sierra ranks at 76 with Consumer Reports as the highest rated product within its class, coming highly recommended from CR.
Shingles & Shakes
Cedar Impressions - The Impressions are 1" thick, placing them among the thickest and sturdiest vinyl shingles available on the market. The pricing for this product is especially higher than most at about $3.15 psf for it. Eight various styles, textures, sizes and colors are available for the Impressions series. Consumer Reports ranks it at 95, making it the highest rated product within its class and highly recommended by CR.
Royal Duraplank - For a double hem siding with foam backing, the Duraplank is a great option. It is offered in 3 profiles, 12 color choices and has a .054 thickness. You should expect it to cost around $2.10 per square foot. Consumer Reports give the Duraplank an 80 ranking, putting them in second behind the Heartland CedarMAX.