If you are interested in having insulated vinyl siding installed on your home, but haven’t yet made a purchase or hired a contractor, the odds are good that the price is what’s holding you back. Insulated vinyl siding is, in most cases, more expensive than non-insulated vinyl siding. However, the cost doesn’t have to scare you off. In fact, once you understand exactly why insulated vinyl siding is priced like it is, you might be persuaded to invest in it sooner.
As you look through the next few paragraphs, you will learn more about what factors impact the cost of insulated vinyl siding. Educating yourself about every aspect of this product, including its price, will help you figure out whether or not it is right for your household. The more research you do, the better equipped you will be to make a decision that is appropriate for your needs and your budget at this time.
- What is the average price?
Although there are a variety of factors that can impact the price of insulated vinyl siding, it usually costs between $4.00 and $12.00 per square foot after installation. The cost of labor, whether or not you selected a premium siding color, the number of windows and doors you have, and the sheer size of your home can all affect your final quote.
- What time of year is the cheapest?
Many contractors change their labor costs depending on the time of year. They may also offer certain discounts during the slow season that simply aren’t necessary for their busiest months. Although this may be somewhat altered by your location, siding contractors generally charge the most during the summer and fall and the least during the winter. Spring is a bit of a wildcard because, while the weather is warm throughout most of the Carolinas, unpredictable weather can make it hard to do exterior renovations, like insulated siding installation.
- Is there a charge to remove old siding?
In a word: yes. A contractor is highly unlikely to remove your home’s old siding without charging you labor fees. It does bear noting, however, that insulated vinyl siding can be installed over wood siding in most cases; this may not hold true if the siding is damaged. Aluminum, steel, and non-insulated vinyl siding will all have to be taken off prior to the new installation, however.
- Where do you live?
Believe it or not, your address can impact how much you end up paying for your new insulated vinyl siding. Depending upon how far away your contractor is based from your home, you may have to pay a mileage surcharge on a daily basis. Some companies will only go 10 or 20 miles from their offices before they start charging their clients’ extra fees. Make sure you ask about this issue each time you get a quote, as it can quickly add up.
The team at Hatch Homes sincerely hopes you allow us to install your new insulated vinyl siding. To get a comprehensive quote, contact us today to schedule a time for one of our experts to visit your property. Feel free to ask any questions you may have during your initial consultation. We want to make sure you feel completely comfortable with the project before we begin the installation process.