How Much Does It Cost To Install A Cedar Siding?


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Cedar Siding Costs

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House siding is needed to protect the exterior surface of the building and it offers an opportunity to choose materials that approve the building’s appearance as well as offer some additional insulation. Cedar with its impervious nature is a very popular option.

Cedar siding is typically found as “shakes” or “shingles” and the overall cost of installing them is reflected in the simplicity or complexity of the building’s design. Additionally, you will find the cost to install cedar siding will vary with quality, amount of surface area, number of windows and doors, preparation and special needs, and the labor rate.

Cedar siding installation: 1,600 sq.ft.

Item Unit Cost Quantity Line Cost
Cedar siding $6-$8 per sq.ft. 1,600 $9,600-$12,800
Labor Cost (installation) $4 per sq.ft. 1,600 $6,400
Labor Cost (removal of old siding) $2 per sq.ft. 1,600 $3,200
Total Cost $12-$14 per sq.ft. 1,600 $19,200-$22,400


Other considerations and costs

  • Cedar siding is found as low-cost Northern White cedar as well as Eastern Red (ranging at nor more than $6 per square foot for materials). However, it is also found as Spanish Cedar that can be $8 or more per square foot.
  • Taxes and permit fees are not included.
  • Wall height is less than 10 feet and safety rigging is not included.
  • These prices are for service in the immediate service area of the provider.

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DIY considerations

  • Siding replacement is not a DIY project.


  • Craftsman Estimator Costbook, complete series year 2019.
  • Latest prices found on Home Depot and other vendor Web sites.
  • Literature review of DIY Web sites.
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Cost by city

(1,600 sq.ft.)
  • New York, NY$33,413
  • Bronx, NY$27,456
  • Brooklyn, NY$22,883
  • Philadelphia, PA$28,548
  • Washington, DC$24,772
  • Atlanta, GA$22,413
  • Miami, FL$20,384
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL$21,353
  • Minneapolis, MN$25,049
  • Chicago, IL$29,185
  • Houston, TX$30,103
  • San Antonio, TX$20,207
  • Austin, TX$22,881
  • Denver, CO$19,332
  • Phoenix, AZ$20,396
  • Las Vegas, NV$22,386
  • Los Angeles, CA$25,224
  • San Diego, CA$22,889
  • San Jose, CA$27,648
  • Seattle, WA$20,241

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