Aluminum siding is one of the most popular exterior coverings for residential homes. On average, the cost of aluminum siding is approximately $14,500, but it may be as much as $19,000 or as little as $10,000, depending on a few different factors. About one-third of your total aluminum siding cost is the labor to install it, and the time and work required to remove the old siding. It usually takes as much as 90 labor hours to install aluminum siding on a home, with contractor labor rates ranging from $35 to $90 per hour. Remember to get several estimates from contractors near you to find the best price for your budget and needs.
|What you can expect|
|Range per square foot:||$5.69||$9.82|
|Range for this type of project:||$1,707||$2,945|
Aluminum Siding Cost
Cost of residential-grade aluminum siding with horizontal lap siding. Select from 12 colors and two finish options: smooth, or wood-embossed. Rate is inclusive of local delivery, as well as standard excess for perfect installation and occasional repairs.
Aluminum Siding Labor, Basic
Labor cost, under typical conditions, for complete installation. 6"-wide aluminum siding will be assembled and secured over vapor barrier. Siding will be installed using manufacturer-recommended J-channels and corner and edge flashing. Fee is inclusive of all aspects of the project, such as thorough planning, acquisition of equipment and material, preparation and protection of installation site, and meticulous cleanup.
Aluminum Siding Job Supplies
Requisite supplies for the job, including corrosion-resistant fasteners, flashing, exterior-grade caulking, weather stripping, and sealants.
Aluminum Siding Equipment Allowance
Daily rental of specialty equipment for maximum quality and efficiency. These include pneumatic-finish nailer, 10" miter saw, electric jigsaw, 3" belt sander, and 3-1/4" electric planer. Consumable equipment elements not included.
Aluminum Siding Debris Disposal
Responsible disposal of all project debris, including the cost to load and haul old materials, installation waste, and any other refuse.
Option: Remove Siding
Siding panels, fasteners, and trim pieces will be gently removed, preserving trim and adjacent surfaces. Loose or damaged building paper or wrap will be removed, and all material disposed of responsibly. Available for vinyl, metal, or wood siding.
|cost to install aluminum siding|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per square foot||$3.49|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 300 square foot||$2,288.74|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 300 square foot||$1,679.94 - $2,897.54|
Your total cost to install aluminum siding will depend on the size of the project (i.e., the size of your home), but it’s best to budget at least $10,000 on the low end. This accounts for the cost of the material and the labor to install it. The average price of materials is usually between $3 and $7.25 or more per square foot. Remember to take labor into account when getting estimates, as this is typically the biggest part of your total price. You may want to attempt to install aluminum siding yourself. Unless you have prior experience, it’s a job best left to the professionals.
Installing aluminum siding takes time, skill, and experience. Labor costs will vary; some contractors charge by the hour while others charge by the square foot. On average, it costs approximately $1.47 to $2.57 per square foot for the labor to install siding. The larger the home or the more complex the project, the higher your labor costs will be. If your existing aluminum siding requires repairs, plan to pay between $3.33 and $7.33 per square foot, including any necessary materials and labor. Aluminum siding tends to fade over time, so it may need to be painted. This should cost between $1.61 and $3.13 per square foot.
Your total aluminum siding price will be higher if you have a large home. The average cost for this type of siding ranges between $3 and $7.25 per square foot. Plan to pay approximately $3,000 to $7,250 to have new siding installed on a 1,000 square foot home, and $6,000 and $14,500 for a 2,000 square foot home. The real cost per square foot will vary based on the specific brand or manufacturer of the siding, the availability of the contractors, and other factors discussed below.
When you get estimates for new aluminum siding, several factors may affect your total cost. Some of these factors include:
Aluminum siding costs between $3 and $7.25 per square foot on average, which is less expensive than some other forms of exterior siding. Brick or stone costs much more than aluminum and ranges from $9 to $28 per square foot. Fiber cement is a cheaper alternative to brick and costs between $5 and $13.50 per square foot. Wood siding is another popular choice; you can choose shiplap for your home's interior and exterior. Shiplap costs between $2.50 and $7 per square foot, but it does require a lot more maintenance to ensure proper upkeep.
Stucco adds a beautiful look to your home and is quite popular in warmer regions. This exterior coating costs approximately $5 to $6 per square foot. Vinyl siding ranges from as little as $3 to as much as $12 per square foot. Always remember to factor in the labor to install any form of siding, as well as additional costs for demolition and removal.
The two main types of aluminum siding are longboard and corrugated. Longboard siding is usually more expensive and ranges from $14 to $18 per square foot. This material is made from alloy and soffit to mimic the look of wood with less maintenance, but the flat panels are more prone to warping over time. Corrugated aluminum siding costs around $3 to $7 per square foot and is the most common choice. This option is more durable and can withstand temperature changes more effectively to help it maintain its shape.
Consider whether it’s best to hire a pro or attempt to install new aluminum siding DIY. You may be able to obtain new siding at the same price that your contractor charges. However, the process of installing it takes quite a lot of time, skill, and experience. If you’ve never had any prior experience installing siding, this home improvement job is usually best reserved for professional contractors. Many contractors also include a labor warranty, which will help protect your investment.
However, if you want to paint your existing siding or do any touch-ups, you can usually do this on your own. Just make sure you’re using a durable ladder if you’re attempting to get to high areas, and always use the proper safety gear to prevent injuries. Ask a friend or family member to spot you while you’re on a ladder or scaffolding.
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