If you are looking to increase the value of your home with vinyl siding, first evaluate the factors that will ultimately determine your current and future costs.
Making an investment in vinyl siding is an excellent way to increase the value and attractiveness of your home. It can give your home a new look, increase its market value, and make it much more energy efficient while requiring less maintenance than other types of materials.
You have quite a few options when it comes to determining the price that is ultimately right for your budget, but there are multiple variants that siding companies use first to deliver an estimate of your home vinyl siding costs:
The current surface of your house.
If you currently have siding on your home’s exterior, you will need to consider the labor involved to remove the old siding, prep the surface, and install the new siding. If you do not have siding, then only the surface will need to be prepped before your new siding can be installed. The cost of any accessories required for an installation will be included as well.
The amount of siding you will need to cover the surface area of your home.
The size of your residence impacts your home vinyl siding cost. The larger the home, the more you will have to pay. Currently shake siding, installed like shingle siding row by row, averages around $3 to $5 a square foot while linear siding averages between $2.50 and $4 a linear foot. The cost is also influenced by the grade of siding you want. There are generally four grades of siding: Economy, Standard, Premium, and Super Premium. The difference between each grade is their style and durability.
The style of siding you want installed.
Siding comes in many different styles and textures, all with their own price range. Vinyl siding can resemble wood, brick, logs, and shingles and even be pre-painted before installation in a large variety of colors. Some siding styles are often mixed onsite at your home and can increase the cost.
Each siding installation company will be able to give you an accurate estimate for the preparation of the surface of your house and what it will cost in material. But the type of the siding you choose is where you will be able to add your personal touch to the appearance of your house and have a direct effect on your home vinyl siding cost. In evaluating the pricing of different types of vinyl siding, consider the factors that are most valuable to you and your home:
- Water Resistance
Siding that is water resistance has a longer life and protects your exterior walls from damage.
- Energy Efficiency
One of the chief benefits of vinyl siding is extra energy savings. The layer of siding covering your home can save you money with your heating and cooling bills. Check the R-value (the insulating power capacity) of the siding to consider the savings and comfort it will provide.
- Curb Appeal
Not only will your siding be something you see every day, but it will also be the first thing visitors and neighbors notice about your home. Be sure to choose a style and color that pleases you and reflects the pride you have in your home.
Good quality siding is durable and designed to withstand the environment. Consider the changing weather conditions in your area and purchase a high-quality siding that will retain its structure and color through the seasons every year.
SC Home – Roofing Windows & Siding provides the most reliable siding products and quality service in Arkansas. Contact us online for a free quote on your home vinyl siding costs or call (501) 588-0842 to talk to one of our siding professionals.