Vinyl siding is a stunning way to elevate the exterior of your home without the need for a full rebuild or extensive rendering. You’ll certainly have questions about the process and, importantly, cost. Namely, “How much does it cost to install vinyl siding?”

In this article, we’re going to share our guide to pricing. It certainly depends on a number of factors and varies massively from state to state. This will give you something of an indication. We’ll also investigate some factors that affect vinyl cost.

Vinyl Siding Installation Average Costs

The beauty of installing new vinyl siding onto your property is that it looks great while being affordable. Plus, you’ll receive the added benefit of a more energy-efficient home. As mentioned above, the cost varies substantially, but that doesn’t mean we can’t share some averages.

Across the whole nation, the cost of projects ranges from $7,500 to $16,000. The majority of those undertaking the project typically spend around $11,000 for a home that requires 1,500 square feet of vinyl.

The other major variable in the cost of vinyl siding is the type of siding that you select. There are also additional features that you might want to add. One of the simplest installations would be a thin horizontal lap siding. That usually costs in the region of $4,500 for 1,000 square feet of vinyl.

If you were to go for a finish that has a faux-stone accent made from insulated, shingle-look planks, you’d likely spend $25,000 for 2,000 square feet. Making it nearly triple the price of the cheaper installation.

These are the two ends of the spectrum. Chances are your installation will land somewhere in the middle.

  • Low-end installations: $4,500.
  • The national average for installation: $11,000.
  • High-end installations: $25,000

Remember that you’re undertaking a renovation that will likely increase your property value.

Vinyl Siding Cost: Per Square Foot

When you’re making your calculations and budgeting, you’ll typically be working in square feet. Vinyl pricing will also come priced in square feet. The material alone typically costs between $2 and $10 per square foot. That’s just for the materials. You then have to add labor to get a proper price. Installation is usually between $2.15 and $5.25 per square foot.

That means a total installation and material cost of between $4.15 to $15.25 per square foot.

That’s quite the range. It gives you a solid indication of the variety of options that you have to contend with.

Lower-quality planks come in cheaper than well-insulated, designer vinyl. If you see vinyl that comes with a pleasing aesthetic finish, such as shingles, brick, or stone, then you’re likely to pay more.

It’s worth noting that if you are working with a larger area, you’ll likely be afforded a discount.

  • 500 sq. ft.  $2,075 – $7,625
  • 1,000 sq. ft.  $4,150 – $15,250
  • 1,500 sq. ft.  $6,225 – $22,875
  • 2,000 sq. ft.  $8,300 – $30,500
  • 2,500 sq. ft.  $10,375 – $38,125

Vinyl Siding Costs

Vinyl siding costs vary depending on a wide range of influencing factors. Usually, these are the key elements that will affect what you’ll pay for your home project:

Type And Style

Thickness has a major influence on cost. The thicker the vinyl, the more expensive. You’ll also need to factor in the profile of the vinyl and other physical factors. You’ll find that you will be selecting vinyl based on grade. Thin, builders-grade vinyl will be the cheapest option, with the superthick grade costing the most.

If you’re opting for a thicker vinyl, it will cost you more, but there are factors that you need to bear in mind. Thicker vinyl means better insulation, which could affect your energy bills. You can also purchase vinyl that is made to look like other materials. Think brick or stone, or even follow a particular period decoration. These tend to be more expensive.


It should be no surprise that the larger the house and the more complex the project, the more expensive it’ll be. When working with a larger property, there are considerably larger material and labor costs. If you’re only siding a 1,000 square-foot property, it’ll be half the price of siding a 2,000 square-foot property.

The same goes for the complexity of your walls. Simple, square homes with long runs of straight walls will be much cheaper to install than a home with many angled walls with short runs.

Vinyl Panel Width

Throughout the article, we’ve referred to planks of vinyl. The truth is that vinyl is actually sold in larger panels of multiple rows, which are then cut down to smaller planks. The “width” of vinyl refers to the panel size, not the plank size.

As with everything to do with vinyl siding, there’s a lot of variety in panel sizes. You’ll find the panels come in anything from 4’ to 12’ sizes. It doesn’t really affect size too much, as you’re simply buying the bulk material.


Some brands are more expensive than others. The same as any other product in the world. Georgia Pacific or Wolverine tends to be at the affordable end of the spectrum and is used regularly by contractors. Rollex and Alside specialize in thicker, insulated siding, which costs much more.


Probably the biggest factor in your installation is labor costs. In some states, you’ll find that labor costs are under half of that in other states. The lowest labor costs tend to be around $2.15 per square foot. The highest is closer to $5.25 per square foot.

Labor also tends to be more expensive during the harsher winter months than in the more temperate seasons. It might be worth considering the time of year that you complete your project.

Key Takeaways

It’s no surprise that one vinyl siding project could have a very different price compared to another one. There are so many factors to bear in mind and that will influence the eventual price.

  • Bear in mind that prices vary dramatically from state to state when comparing.
  • Always try to contact multiple contractors for quotes.
  • Your choice of aesthetic will affect the cost as much as anything else

If you’re keen to get a reliable quotation for your siding project, reach out to Fahey Roofing today.