Vinyl Siding Resources: Answers to the Most Popular Questions
Our Siding Installers Answer the Top Questions People Ask About Vinyl Siding
How long does vinyl siding last on a house?
Vinyl siding is engineered to last a very long time. The average lifespan of vinyl siding ranges from 20-40 years.
How much does vinyl siding cost?
Vinyl siding typically ranges from $3 – $10 per square foot installed. After Plywood and Aluminum, it is the least costly siding option. For more information, check out our Exterior Siding Price Comparison Guide.
How thick should vinyl siding be?
When it comes to vinyl siding thickness, the thicker the better. Thick siding is more durable and is less likely to sag, crack or tear away. Most siding ranges between .035 and .055 inches thick. Thicker siding usually indicates a premium brand.
Can you power wash vinyl siding?
One of the best ways to clean vinyl siding is through power washing. If you choose not to use chemicals or soap, you can also use a high heat/steam pressure washer to naturally remove dirt, mold and other grime.
Can you paint vinyl siding on a house?
Yes, with the proper paint vinyl siding can be successfully painted.
Can you put new siding over old siding?
In most cases, it is not a good idea to put new siding over old siding. However, in rare cases the siding of a home is in perfect condition and would be considered a candidate for using the old siding as a substrate for the new siding.
How much is it to remove siding?
The cost of removing siding varies based on how much siding needs to be removed (a few pieces vs an entire home). A typical siding replacement will usually run between $1,000 and $3,000 depending on the size of your home.
How much is it for a complete siding replacement?
For a 1,200 square foot home a siding replacement typically costs between $3,000 and $10,000, which includes removal of old siding and new siding installation.
When should I have my siding replaced?
People choose to have their siding replaced for a variety of reasons. Some people replace vinyl siding because they don’t like the current aesthetics. Others replace siding because it’s damaged, warped, faded or tearing away from the house.
Is residing your home good for resale value?
Residing your home with a durable, updated siding replacement can significantly add to the resale value of your home. In fact, a midsize vinyl siding replacement can increase your home’s value by 78% of the project’s cost (according to the 2014 Cost v Value Report conducted by Remodeling Magazine).