Vinyl Siding Costs in Maine

Siding Costs Installation and Repair Biddeford Maine

Costs of Siding for Homes

Types of Siding Costs for Maine

There are a variety of materials to use for siding on homes. The costs range from very inexpensive to very expensive. The chart below provides a quick overview of estimated costs for each siding type per square foot.

Wood clapboard $1.50 - $2.00

Vinyl $1.50 - $3.00

Aluminum $2.50 - $3.50

Wood $3.50 - $6.50

Stucco $4.00 - $$9.00

Fiber Cement $5.00 - $11.00

Brick $11.00 - $15.00

Stone $15.00 - $30.00

Wood siding has the most variety of choices. The homeowner can choose softwoods such as pine, cedar, redwood, spruce or fir, or hardwoods such as beech, sycamore, oak or hickory.

How to Get the Most Out of your Maine Siding

The homeowner needs to take the longevity of the type of siding into consideration. If the siding begins to deteriorate and need replacing after a short period of time, the homeowner may end up paying more for the inexpensive siding that has a short life span compared to a more expensive siding with a longer life. Wood clapboard will normally last 10 to 25 years; vinyl will last about 25 years; aluminum will last 20 -50 years; wood will last 25 to 75 years; stucco and fiber cement will last 50 years and brick and stone can last up to 100 years.

Vinyl Siding Cleaning and Siding Maintenance Plans

It is important to consider how much upkeep is necessary to maintain the siding since this will also affect the amount of money spent over time. For example, vinyl siding is inexpensive to install and easy to maintain; however, since it does not have much insulation, it may result in high energy bills. On the other hand, fiber cement is more expensive and is able to endure high temperatures and has great longevity, but it will need repainting every few years. Wood siding has good insulation, but it needs to be stained every four to six years. It may need to be treated with a fungicide or mildew retardant to prevent rotting, termites and mildew. Treatment costs can also accumulate over time.

Your New Siding in the Harsh Maine Climate

The climate is definitely a factor to consider when making a siding choice. If the residence is located in hot, humid area, wood siding may not be the best choice because of an increased opportunity for mildew growth. Vinyl siding may fade in areas where there is a consistently hot climate. Since vinyl cannot be repainted, it will need to be replaced. Fiber Cement, on the other hand, is perfect for climates with intense heat or areas that have wildfires since it is able to endure heat. If the home is located in areas prone to high winds and severe storms, vinyl siding is not recommended. Vinyl pieces are easily ripped off during severe weather conditions.

Every homeowner will need to consider what his budget allows for home siding. Of course, the more expensive choices, brick and stone, have the advantages of lasting a long time with basically no upkeep. The initial outgoing money is a significant amount more than the other sidings. Stucco or fiber cement is a great second choice since either one requires little upkeep and last for as long as 50 years. Studying the advantages and disadvantages of each siding type will help the individual decide which is the most cost efficient for his particular situation.

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