You can choose from hundreds of siding materials in a variety of colors, materials, and prices. The type of siding you use will be a big determining factor in how much you spend.
How Much Will ‘New Siding Cost’ (which is also known as ‘Nouveau cot de revtement’ in the French language)?
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Besides the cost of the materials, other factors to consider in a siding project are:
- The size and condition of your house
- The scope of your project
- The services of the siding contractor
- And the amount of preparation work (such as fixing dry rot or bug damage).
Do as much research as you can and speak to your siding contractor about the work and all costs involved. A good siding contractor is transparent and will give you good value for your hard-earned money.
Make Sure You Have a Contingency Fund
Even with a good budget and contract, it’s advisable to have a contingency fund for your replacement siding – up to 20% of the project cost for emergencies. Taking down old siding can reveal hidden problems, such as structural damage or a lack of insulation.
It’s good to fix these problems during the replacement siding process, to avoid even greater costs down the road. To ensure your budget is understood and followed by the contractor, it’s a good idea to include it and any costs in your contract. This will help the two of you stay on the same page as far as the project costs.