You can reasonably expect your home’s siding to last anywhere between 20 and 40 years, depending on the material. Of course, you can also reasonably expect to have repairs done every few years.
If you need to repair your siding, you can expect it to cost between $350 and $1,500. However, siding repair cost varies based on a variety of factors. Namely, the type of material used. In this article, we’ll cover the following common siding materials:
We’ll also cover their common costs, the other factors that come into play when determining siding repair costs, and when you should consider full siding replacement.
Let’s get down to business.
The average siding repair costs about $2 to $14 per square foot. This works out to roughly $200 to $1,000 on average, depending on the type of material, the extent of the damage, your location, and a few other variables.
Here’s the breakdown by material:
Vinyl siding repair will cost anywhere between $2 and $4 per square foot, average between $200 and $400 per 100 square feet. If the damage is extensive, you can expect to pay between $4 and $12 per square foot and $50 to $100 for a hole.
Fiber cement siding, or Hardie board, will cost between $4 and $12 per square foot which works out to between $400 and $1,200 per 100 square feet.
Extensive damage will require new fiber cement siding, which cost between $6 and $14 per square foot and is often the only repair option.
Metal siding, such as aluminum siding, is relatively cheaper to repair, costing between $3 and $6 per square foot which is between $300 and $600 per 100 square feet.
Extensive damage usually requires replacement panels, which can cost between $4 and $12 per square foot and is typically the best option for this material.
Both types of wood siding are around the same price to repair, ranging from $4 to $13 per square foot and up to $1,300 per 100 square feet. However, it all depends on the type of wood and the extent of the damage.
Genuine stone costs between $10 and $26 per square foot and up to $2,600 per 100 square feet to repair.
Stone veneer costs a little more, ranging from $10 to $45 per square foot. It should be noted that stone veneer is prone to cracking in colder climates that have a freeze-thaw cycle.
Stucco siding repair costs range from $8 to $50 per square foot or between $500 and $1,500 on average. However, it all depends on the type, texture, and damage.
Filling in cracks and patching small holes will cost you anywhere between $200 and $800.
To repair brick siding, you’re looking at $11 to $24 per square foot or up to $2,400 per 100 square feet — for first-floor repairs. Upper stories tend to cost between 25% and 65% more due to it being a more difficult process.
Board and batten siding repair costs depend on the materials used. However, you can expect to pay between $100 and $150 for loose board repairs. If there’s water damage and warping, you’ll end up paying closer to $600.
Sealing board and batten siding costs between $5 and $15 per linear foot, and small cracks can be repaired for under $100.
As mentioned earlier, there are several factors aside from the materials needed that will affect your siding repair costs.
This would include:
Most siding contractors charge between $40 and $80 per hour or between $1 and $6 per square foot of repair.
Labor costs are also affected by the materials used, as heavier sidings like Hardie board, brick, and stone make the job more difficult.
In the case of extensive damage, your siding will likely need to be removed. Siding removal and disposal usually cost around $0.25 to $1.50 per square foot of materials removed.
If asbestos is involved, you can expect to pay anywhere between $800 and $12,000, depending on the amount found.
Where you live is undoubtedly a factor. The most expensive cities and states for home improvement projects include (but are not limited to):
A professional contractor will likely need between five and 10 hours for a small job, while high-level jobs can take up to 40 hours or more, depending on the complexity of the damage.
However, the time of year can make a huge difference in how long it takes to properly complete a job due to changing seasons and inclement weather as well as the number of daylight hours available. There are also certain seasons where siding contractors are in high demand, which can drive up the price as well.
You’ll be relieved to know that your homeowner’s insurance may be able to help you mitigate your siding repair cost. After all, siding doesn’t just go bad on it’s own — it’s usually due to negative events, such as:
Every homeowner’s insurance policy is different in terms of what’s covered and what isn’t. Therefore, it’s essential to read the fine print before you sign on the dotted line so you know what you’re in for should your home suffers extensive damage due to an unforeseen event or rough storm.
Understanding the details of your personal coverage will come in handy if you ever have to file an insurance claim for siding damage. However, it should be noted that normal wear and tear on your siding over time is not covered by homeowner’s insurance. That’s why it’s necessary to keep up with your home’s exterior maintenance to mitigate the damage that can occur and worsen over time.
Still don’t know if your damaged siding is covered under your current homeowner’s insurance policy? You can learn more about the specifics of homeowners insurance as it relates to residential siding right here.
Do-it-yourself siding repair costs between $10 and $15 for minor repairs such as patching up smaller holes or tiny cracks. If you need a whole kit, such as a vinyl siding repair kit, it’ll cost you between $10 and $20.
While small DIY siding projects can easily be handled by most homeowners that know their way around a toolbox, it’s not recommended that you try to take on the extensive work of a professional contractor. You could end up doing more harm than good, which will cost you even more in repairs down the road when you decide to throw in the towel and call the pros.
Professional repairs undoubtedly cost more. However, you’re also paying for peace of mind knowing that the job will get done correctly. Plus, if there’s an issue with the work, the contractor will come back and take care of it free of charge.
When it comes to repairing your home’s exterior, you want an experienced contractor that’ll insist on a thorough inspection to ensure that there isn’t more damage hiding elsewhere.
That’s where Dreamworx Exteriors comes in. Contact us today to schedule an inspection and get a free quote for siding repair costs. We also offer financing through Service Financial to make sure you can afford to maintain your home at all costs.
“Living comfortably at home means living in a safe, cozy house that protects you from outside elements.” -Dreamworx Co-Owner, Charlie Anderson