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Need to Know Vinyl Siding Costs?

Need to Know Vinyl Siding Costs? By Craig Friesen
HIPhome Columnist
December 31, 1969

It seems that the question of siding made of vinyl instead of wood or aluminum boils down to personal preferences. There are good reasons for choosing vinyl siding but the costs are important to understand as well.

When obtaining a vinyl siding price make sure it is clear whether you are paying for professional installation and materials or just the siding product made of vinyl. Comparing vinyl siding prices can also be little misleading if the advertised products are different in quality or composition. Vinyl siding costs can include more than the tangible price tags however.

Calculating the Actual Expense of Siding Made with Vinyl

As you research your purchase of siding made of vinyl, you will likely discover that companies have different ways of estimating your project costs. Some vinyl siding prices may be based on the plain square footage needed while others will give you a quote in multiples of 100 square feet. You may want to ask the supplier what measurements are needed or even ask if they will give an estimate. Vinyl siding costs can range from $0.90 to $1.60 per square feet or even more.

Are There More Costs than the Vinyl Siding Price to Consider?

The vinyl siding price, quality, and warranty might be the most important considerations when making your choice. But there are other vinyl siding costs to think about besides the dollars you will pay. Siding made from vinyl is made to last a long time. You may like your choice now but one of the drawbacks to remember is that cosmetic changes are not as possible as they are with wood siding. For many this is precisely the reason they choose vinyl siding over aluminum or wood anyway. Understanding these kinds of costs might be important for you to consider if you have not done so already.


About the Author
Craig Friesen is a freelance writer and an ordained Mennonite minister in rural Saskatchewan, Canada. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies from University of Manitoba and a Master of Divinity degree from Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana. A computer hobbyist, Craig operates several home-based online businesses in his leisure time.

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