Few things can improve the curb appeal of your house faster or more cost effectively than vinyl siding. If you have been considering investing in this home improvement job, you may be holding back due to concerns about how much it is going to cost. Fortunately, it is easy to get a general idea of how much you are likely to pay for new vinyl siding and installation.

An article by Matt Goering of Home Advisor, What to Expect with Vinyl Siding Cost, gives some good information for homeowners who are in the first stages of considering this siding option. As Goering explains, “There are a lot of reasons that vinyl siding has risen to become one of the most popular materials on the booming home siding market, but perhaps the biggest of these is cost.” Indeed, vinyl is among the least expensive siding options available to you. So how much does it cost?

According to Goering, the cost will depend on a number of factors including:

  • Style
  • Quality
  • Thickness
  • Durability
  • Insulation
  • UV protection
  • Installation costs

He estimates that you can expect to pay between $2 and $10 per linear foot for vinyl siding. To calculate the cost to side your entire home, he recommends a handy formula. Use the formula shown below and then contact a trusted and reliable home improvement contractor like Baltic Home Improvements to schedule an appointment to get a free estimate.

To calculate your siding costs:

       [(length of home + width of home) x 20] x (cost per square foot of your siding)

Therefore, if your house is 40 feet long and 30 feet wide, you would get:

       [(1580+30) x 20] x cost of siding

                   (or)        

       1,400 x cost of siding

Using this formula, you can determine that if you go with low-end siding at $2 per square foot, you can expect to pay about $2,800, whereas if you choose a very expensive, high-end vinyl siding at $10 per square foot, you can expect the job to cost you as much as $14,000. Of course, there are a variety of siding options available to you, you can expect your total cost to be mid-range of these two figures.

Be sure to read the full article to get more information about estimating the cost of your siding job and to learn about what to look for in vinyl siding as well as extras that may be worth the extra money.

When you are ready to start looking for a contractor, contact Baltic Home Improvements for a free consultation and to receive an estimate for your vinyl siding installation job. We are an award-winning home improvement company that has been providing outstanding services to the residents in the southwestern Chicago suburbs for more than a decade. Discover why we are the top choice among many homeowners in your area.

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