Search thousands of topics on CostHelper.com

BROWSE ALL TOPICS >> babies & children  cars  consumer electronics health & personal care home & garden personal finance  pets  schools small business sports weddings
CostHelper > Home and Garden  > Roofing, Windows & Siding > Aluminum Siding

Aluminum Siding Cost


How Much Does Aluminum Siding Cost?

 
low costSmall House: $3,100-$4,500average costLarge House: $7,500-$9,000high costRemoval: Additional $1,250-$6,000
post Post   Comments (3)  
  Typical costs:
  • Having aluminum siding installed is about $2.50-$3.50 a square foot, or $3,100-$4,500 for 1,250 exterior square feet. It's less per square foot for larger jobs, averaging about $7,500-$9,000 for 3,000 square feet.
  • To roughly calculate exterior square footage, add together the length of the four sides of the house then multiply by the height of the walls. A home 10' tall, 38' long and 25' wide has 950 square feet [38x25=950] of interior floor space but 1,260 square feet [(38+38+25+25)x10=1,60] of exterior wall space. To cut costs, some homeowners have siding installed on the front and sides of a house but not the back wall because it isn't visible from the street.
  • If existing siding must be removed and disposed of, that can add another $1-$2 a square foot, adding $1,250-$2,500 for 1,250 square feet and $3,000-$6,000 for 3,000 square feet.
Related articles: Vinyl Siding, Wood Siding, Fiber Cement Siding

What should be included:
  • Aluminum siding is a relatively low cost, easily installed and almost maintenance-free way to protect and decorate a home's exterior. When properly installed, it's fireproof and impervious to termites, and can last 35-40 years or more. However, the painted metal does have a tendency to fade, dent or develop a "chalky" appearance over time, and in some climates it can corrode.
  • Manufactured in a range of colors and textures, aluminum siding is made in both horizontal and vertical panels. Typically it comes in long planks that easily fit together. To maintain aluminum siding, hose it off once a year and clean any surface stains with a non-abrasive cleaner. It should be repainted about every 20-30 years, with the type of paint specifically recommended by the manufacturer. HomeTips.com[1] gives step-by-step installation instructions and the Paint Quality Institute[2] gives tips for painting old aluminum siding.
  • Check with the local planning department to see if there are any local regulations governing types of siding, especially if the neighborhood is in a historic district or overseen by a homeowners association.
Additional costs:
  • There may be additional carpentry or other costs if a home's exterior walls have been damaged by water or weather and need repairing before new siding can be added.
Discounts:
  • Find nearby neighbors who also want aluminum siding installed; it's possible to negotiate a reduced price for multiple projects in the same area.
Shopping for aluminum siding:
  • Manufacturers include Alcoa[3] , Alsco Metals[4] , Revere, Norandex-Reynolds and Gentek. Contractor referrals are available from the manufacturers. Or, watch for aluminum siding installation projects in your area; after the work is done, knock on the door and ask who the contractor was and how smoothly the project went.
  • Get several estimates, making sure what is (and isn't) included in each quote; understand whether all prep and clean-up work is included. Request and check references. Ask about the contractor's length and type of experience. Be sure the contractor is properly bonded, insured and licensed in your state[5] . Check for any complaints with the Better Business Bureau[6] .
  • Contractor referrals are also available through through Home Depot.
post Post   Comments (3)  
CostHelper News


Forgotten Expenses In a Home Addition Budget
Items like construction costs, permit fees or debris removal aren't the only expenses to consider when calculating the total costs of a home remodeling project. || Posted August 5 2013


7 Lesser-Known Discounts for the 50+ Crowd
As they age, members of the Baby Boomer generation don't like to admit that they're senior citizens, but they love getting discounts. It's kind of a quandary, because some of the best deals available are reduced prices for older folks. || Posted October 21 2013

‣ All CostHelper Blog Posts


What People Are Paying - Recent Comments
Aluminum Siding
Amount: $4.95
Posted by: Chuck Peoples in Boise, ID.Posted: February 6th, 2016 10:02AM
Sq Ft of House: 2440Manufacturer: Kaiser
Contractor: MGM Siding Contractors Inc
I grew up in the Aluminum Siding business & still sell it from time to time. Most of the original manufacturers are gone now, but the wide siding is still available. Some is smooth, & others are woodgrained. You may not be able to get a specific color, but Aluminum siding holds paint better than most things.
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
Replacement necessary
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: DDF in Wayne, NJ.Posted: November 19th, 2009 06:11AM
We recently had our kitchen remodeled, and are looking for replacement siding for just the kitchen portion of the house. The rest of the house has wide aluminum siding (it was originally sided about 30 years ago). We were told that this wide siding is no longer available, so the contractor put the new narrow siding vertically instead of horizontally. It looks awful. Does anyone know where we can purchase the older wide siding in white?
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
does my quote make sense????
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: a user in toronto, Other.Posted: June 1st, 2009 05:06AM
I am adding a small addition to my third floor to accomidate a bathroom and i asked my my contractor for a breakout of his costs. He is saying that it will cost about $5,000 just to install about 400 sqr ft of aluminum siding... does this make any sense???
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam


 

Comment On Your Experience With Aluminum Siding
 
Subject:  *
Amount Spent:  *
Sq Ft of House: Manufacturer: 
Contractor:   
Comments: 
Purchased:  Year: 
City:  * State:  *
 
Information about you:
Email:  * Email addresses are not displayed.
Name:  This is the name we'll display with your post.
me on this computer
*=required field.
 



External Resources:
  1.  www.hometips.com/diy-how-to/siding-vinyl-aluminum-installation.html
  2.  www.paintquality.com/homeowners/paint-advice/prep-prime-paint/exterior/aluminum-siding/...
  3.  www.alcoa.com/ahe/default.asp
  4.  www.alscometals.com/homeowner.php
  5.  www.contractors-license.org/
  6.  search.bbb.org/
More Home and Garden Topics
Check Out All Costs for Home and Garden How Much Does a Kitchen Remodeling Cost? How Much Does a Propane Tank Cost? How Much Does a Plumber Cost?

Search Thousands of Topics on CostHelper.com

 
Today's Featured Cost Articles

About CostHelper
CostHelper is based in Silicon Valley and provides consumers with unbiased price information about thousands of goods and services. Our writers are experienced journalists who adhere to our strict editorial ethics policy.

CostHelper Community
2012 Rav4
Paid: 138.00
146,000 kilometers visiting family inToronto Brother purchased belt for me cost $33.00 (Bridgestone)+installation cost on a Sunday 10 am-1.2 hrs It was fixed guickly.The vehicle seems a lot cooler now... [more]
-Michael V.
Serpentine Belt Replacement Cost
Pedicure cost
Paid: 35.00
Great leg massage, hot towels, hot rocks and oil massage, with yummy scented orange scrub and products. Very relaxing, plus toenails trimmed, cuticles and polish... [more]
-AMP
Manicures and Pedicures Cost
New central air unit
Paid: 12400.00
Is this to much for a 18 seer ac unit plus furnace plus new ducts 4 ducts complete unit and installation... [more]
-Rudy C. Duran
Central Air Conditioner Cost
Frontier Communications
Paid: 60.77
Frontier Communications is the only landline available in the nursing home. The quote is $32.99 per month for just the landline. Nevertheless, there are hidden charges of $22.54 for recovery surcharges, state, and federal taxes... [more]
-Donnelly
Phone Line Cost
TV Mounting Service
Paid: 240.00
We just had them out to do our new OLED TV. We wanted a professional because we tried someone from craigslist a few years back that ended up costing us more in damages. Matt and his partner were amazing... [more]
-Jennifer stolz
TV Installation Cost
Over Charged for Eye Exam for my son
Paid: 435.00
Hello, Thank you for your time. I was wondering if you have any numbers for what would be a fair price for eye exam in Hennepin county, Minnesota... [more]
-Sayid Axmed
Eye Exam Cost