What is the average cost of Siding Installation in 2020

What is the average cost of siding installation in Chicago area in 2021?

Siding is one of those things that are essential to install in a house. The type of siding you choose will affect your home's aesthetic appeal and will also determine how much you end up paying for your installation.

In Chicago area there are lots of siding installation companies but James Hardie is one of the most popular and reputed company in this regard. It offers a variety of sidings with different material and colors. All of those collections are perfect for the type of house for which you are going to select it. All of them are perfectly compatible with the latest siding color trends.

On average, doing a complete house re-siding in Chicago area in 2019 will costs $40,000-60,000. However, most homeowners choose to find James Hardie Preferred Contractor . This saves lot of stress, money and makes the process less overwhelming.

Replacing existing siding on your home is not a simple process. It typically involves the complete removal of the existing cladding (hardboard siding, press-board siding, cedar wood siding or stucco), the installation of a moisture barrier and reflashing of all windows and doors before the new siding is installed.

Since the installation of fiber cement siding costs a lot because of the wrong estimation of the expenses. People only consider the fiber cement siding cost and neglect the other expenses of its installation. So, here we are going to tell you about the guide for the cost estimation of Hardie Plank Installation.

Hardie Board Siding Cost per Square Foot.

First of all, you should have to measure the area for Hardie Plank installation. For this purpose, you have to multiply the wall lengths by the height of the house. For example, if you have a double-story house of 25 by 45 feet with a wall length of 20 feet, then the calculation will be (25+45+25+45)x20 which is equal to 2,800 square feet.

After that, you must know about the installation cost per square foot. Mostly the installation cost varies from $3 to $10 per square foot that will cost almost $8,400 to $19,600 according to above example. While if you home siding should have to be removed then the additional cost could be $1,000 to $3,000.

Siding Permits and Inspections

Next step.,You should have to consider the siding permit fees. If the siding has just simple repairs then it is quite a chance that you don’t need a permit but if you have to reinstall all the sidings of your home, then you should have to take the permit. For this purpose, you should have to consult with the local builder and property planner to know about the permit fees of your area because permit fees vary area to area, so we can't say the exact amount.

Additionally, your home will also need inspection after the project has been completed. So, you should keep in mind that you must have a permit and fulfilled the requirement otherwise you may have to pay a fine if there occurs any problem during the inspection.

Hiring a Siding Contractor

Just like the permit, you should also have to hire a professional siding contractor for the home siding replacement or installation. As you know that the installation of fiber cement siding costs too much. In this case, the hire of a professional siding contractor will help you to reduce the risk of errors and damages in a better way.

Please consider all the above-described aspects to estimate the cost to reside house and make the perfect budget plan in this regard.

Here's what customers say...

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Mark and his team did a terrific job and I could not be more pleased with the final work! Throughout whole siding installation process I was kept well informed about the progress and what will be next steps in the process. I'm living in Arlington Heights and anyone who is looking for great siding contractor can stop by my house and check their amazing work. I also plan on hiring them again for another siding project. That would be my parent's home. 🙂

Jessica D.

I researched over 30 companies, and had 5 come out to my house to give me estimates to install new vinyl siding. I ended up going with Smardbuild, and I am very happy that I did. They showed up on time, and finished the entire job within a week. And the quality of the work is the best part. They are perfectionists! I have never seen attention to detail like this. They even went above and beyond the job requirements. They installed aluminum flashing around my sliding glass door to make it look nicer, and that was not even part of the job. And to top it off, they installed 2 new wall lanterns that I bought at Home Depot. 

Tim H.

We used Mark and his Smardbuild team to replace our roof, soffits, fascia, siding, upstairs windows, gutters and front door. All work performed is top notch. We went with Hardie soffits and fascia since we had prior issues with carpenter bees drilling holes in our old, wooden soffits. In my opinion Smardbuild is the best with Hardie products. Everything looks great. It took us a while to finally settle on a color for the siding and Smardbuild was quite patient with our process. After having issues with contractors in the past, it was refreshing to work with such a professional team that actually cares about the quality of their work. Thanks Smardbuild.

Peter P.

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