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How Much Does Siding a House Cost?

vinyl siding on a house

House Siding

As many House Siding consumers have discovered you can pay a lot of siding BUT you really don’t have to if you know what to do. If I told you that some homeowners have easily paid double what they could have for siding on their home, would you believe me? And what if those people got sub-standard installations with lower quality products to boot … would you think I was exaggerating? Well the unfortunate answer is – it’s all true. But it doesn’t have to be for you and I’m going to give you the inside information you need to get deal when you are ready to put siding on your home.

Q): So How Much is House Siding Supposed to Cost?
A): much much less than you might expect.

10 Steps to Getting the Best House Siding Deal

note: the best deal isn’t always the lowest siding cost
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Exterior Home Siding Material Types

So you are looking for siding materials, well you’ve got lots to pick from like vinyl siding, fiber cement siding, cedar siding, composite siding, metal siding and rock siding to name a few. We will briefly dive into each category to give you a good idea of what type of siding materials you might be interested in.

Vinyl Siding Materials

Vinyl siding is the number #1 most used siding in the nation today. Many people prefer vinyl siding materials over other siding materials because it can be relatively inexpensive, doesn’t require painting, is very low maintenance and typically comes with a 50 year warranty. Vinyl siding comes in horizontal (lap), vertical, shingle/shake siding & soffits material types. Many other options are available. (continue reading…)

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Melting Vinyl Siding from Window Reflection

Good Video!

Although we don’t endorse the ice rock throwing statement, there is a lot of good information.

We’ve been getting numerous emails about this type of event occurring for several years now so we know this is not a farce.

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Vinyl Siding Colors In-Sight

image of a color wheel of vinyl siding colors fanned out

Today’s Vinyl Siding comes in a wide array of Colors

Vinyl siding is one of the most popular products used on the exterior of home’s today. It’s low cost and simple installation have caused a large boom in its demand. The increase in the demand has also given the market a large supply from manufacturers with differences in vinyl siding color to thickness or insulation. Homeowners that are shopping around for vinyl siding have a lot of options to choose from. Many manufacturers offer about 10 to 30 styles of vinyl siding, and often each style carries a number of different colors, sometimes in the excess of thirty a piece. This color wheel can make it difficult for choosing the right one. (continue reading…)

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NEW PAGE: Top 3 Siding Calculators Online Today!

Siding4U posted a new page yesterday listing the top 3 siding calculators online today… check it out.

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The purpose of this page is to list all of our useful siding calculators that we have here at Siding4U. Calculators is a great way to quickly get to the numbers you need. We could tell you how to do something, and we do have lots of instructional content here on Siding4U but to actually give you calculators that do the “heavy lifting” for you, now that’s useful.

Need help with any of our Calculators? If you ever don’t understand some about any of our calculators, please contact us and we’d be happy to help. We created these siding calculators as tool to help you and the last thing we’d want is for them to be confusing in any way. (continue reading…)

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Need to Calculate your Siding Squares?

Area = Length x Width ÷ 100,   plus all the fixin’s…

a screen shot of the siding squares calculator in action

click image above to use this calculator

Whether you’re a siding contractor, do-it-yourselfer or a homeowner getting educated about vinyl siding, this calculator is gonna help you!
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Back by Popular Demand: Our Sq. Ft. Calculator

Without further ado… our New Square Feet Calculator.

screen shot of our new square feet calculator

click image above to see this calculator in action

Ok we get it, we get it!   You like our calculators…   😉

Due to popular demand we’ve updated our square feet calculator and put it back up at: http://www.siding4u.com/calculate-square-feet-for-siding.php.  Honestly the reason we move our square footage calculators off of Siding4u.com was because it looked like Google didn’t like us having so much interest in our calculators and we started losing traffic for our intended audience “house siding consumers and contractors”.  Now we believe our loss of traffic was due to the Panda updates.  Now we are working around the clock to correct the issues Google does want us to fix so that we may earn back our audience YOU!  Honestly, the whole point we are online is to HELP people just like YOU!  We don’t want you paying too much for siding… that doesn’t mean we expect siding contractors to work for free, they deserve an honest wage just like everybody else.  Our goal is to educate all parties involved and from there an agreeable common ground may be discovered. Calculators like this one are key to establishing that common ground.

When a Common Ground is Established, a True Win-Win Situation Can Occur.

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Fiber Cement Siding Costs, Pros and Cons

Fiber cement siding is a very durable and appealing product to look into when choosing the exterior siding for your home.
The advantages of choosing fiber cement siding greatly outweigh the disadvantages, but for some the disadvantages are a sticking point. What are they? Well, the big one is price. Fiber cement siding cost can fluctuate, but it is generally more expensive than vinyl siding.

Fiber Cement Siding Cost Comparison Calculator

The two main things that drive up fiber cement siding cost is its durability and resistance. Fiber cement siding can withstand impacts and the effects of moisture much better than vinyl siding. Vinyl siding undergoes an amount of expansion and contraction (a 1/4 inch per 12 feet is standard), depending on the outdoor temperature. Properly installed fiber cement siding can withstand the temperature changes, the weather, and won’t warp or begin to tear. The resistance it has to moisture also makes it less likely to molding however it won’t rot. Hardboard siding can be very vulnerable to mold and rot, especially down near the foundation or in spots that stay shaded. Not only that, hardboard siding can be destroyed be termites and other wood-infesting insects, which do not effect fiber cement siding – which is one of it’s huge pluses.
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Wholesale Vinyl Siding

Wholesale vinyl siding is a great option to consider when re-doing or installing for the first time an exterior finish to your home. Vinyl siding is manufactured by co-extrusion. It involves two layers of PVC being laid down on top of one another. Vinyl siding is usually made out of titanium dioxide, calcium carbonate, and a small bit of tin. The siding contains a pigment and other chemicals are added to resist the inevitable breakdown from UV light. Vinyl siding does not need to be painted, but like paint, it will fade over time. There are many variations in the wholesale vinyl siding that the consumer should be aware of before they purchase.

The main appeal to wholesale vinyl siding is the lower cost of materials. Vinyl siding can range from $1.00/sq. ft. -$7.00+/sq. ft., and the prices can be begin to sky rocket once you figure out the square footage of your home. This is the first step that you should take before shopping around and comparing prices on wholesale vinyl siding. Calculate the entire exterior square footage of the home, this way, when talking to stores, wholesalers, and contractors who have a solid number for them to base their prices off of. While talking to them, be sure to ask relevant questions about the material and services that they offer.
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Why You Should Have Your Windows and Siding Replaced at the Same Time

Summer is on its way. The snow has melted and spring cleaning has worked its magic on your garage. The time has finally come to consider a few larger, more involved home improvements. Although shiny new kitchens and freshly tiled bathrooms usually make it to the top of the honey-do list, consider the importance of an external face-lift for your home. Replacing your home’s siding and windows isn’t just a matter of improving its curb appeal. Your old siding and windows could be costing you a small fortune. Homes with energy inefficient windows have much higher energy costs in comparison to their modern counterparts. It is tempting when considering these two home improvement projects to pick just one. In reality, it may be in your best interest to go ahead and replace your windows at the same time as your siding.

Replacing a home’s siding usually goes hand in hand with replacing its windows. The most obvious reason for this pairing is that it is simply less work. Caulking and sealing projects of this size is no small task. If windows and siding are replaced simultaneously, this process need only happen once. In addition, trim and siding will often have to be adjusted to allow for new windows. As long as the existing siding and trim around the edge of the windows needs to be removed, you may as well take on a full siding replacement.
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