If you are looking to replace the siding on your home, you may be wondering how much is this going to cost me? Well, today we’re talking about how much vinyl siding costs, depending on whether you do it yourself or hire a professional.
How much Does Vinyl Siding Cost?
DIY Vinyl Siding
For those who are toying with the idea of installing new vinyl siding themselves, there are a few things to consider. Price-wise, you can anticipate the cost of your materials to be between $5,000 and $8,000, depending on the quality of the materials and the resources that you utilize to get them. For labor, you can also anticipate between 50 and 150 hours of labor to complete the project, depending on your skill level and experience.
Despite saving money on the upfront costs of your materials, you also will save money on labor. However, where you save on money, you lose in time spent completing the project. Doing it yourself could potentially mean your home and yard are a mess for weeks to come. A professional could get it done in a matter of days, including clean-up.
If you are requesting help from friends or family, you may be able to shave down your time to finish the project, but may end up facing a slew of other complications. You will have to compensate them somehow, be mindful of any potential injuries and liabilities, plus having to be the project leader and direct everyone in their duties. Maybe you love being that hands-on, but it could also invite more stress and risk to the situation. Your homeowner’s insurance should have liability coverage, but despite having that coverage it ends up being one of the more expensive claims you can file. If you worry about covering someone else’s medical bills if an accident happens on your property, maybe reconsider doing it yourself.
For some people, doing it yourself makes sense both financially and timewise. Plus, if you have the time and skill to take care of it on your own, more power to you, go for it. For other people, that may not be the case, and their time is very valuable. Expanding your budget to allow for less time and faster results become worth it. In that situation, hiring a professional makes the most sense.
Hiring a Professional
Now, on the other side of the coin, if you choose to hire a professional siding company, you can anticipate, on average, $12,000 to $17,000 in cost for them to do the job on your home. First of all, the project would be done on their time, not yours, which means it could take far fewer labor hours to complete. This can be especially nice to get the project done faster so your life no longer needs disruption and you can have your new siding up within no time. In the midwest, there are only small windows of time where the weather is nice enough to get external home projects done quickly and easily, and a professional team can do that.