How Much Does It Cost To Replace The Fiber Cement Siding?


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Fiber Cement Siding Replacement Costs

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High-quality siding can do a substantial amount for the look of your home, as well as help to boost the home’s value. Those who are considering replacing their current siding will want to consider fiber cement siding replacement, as it can offer many advantages. It is an eco-friendly option that is long-lasting and durable. It can be used to create the look of natural wood, which can then be painted. It also tends to work quite well in areas that are prone to severe storms, such as hurricanes and tornadoes.
The siding is an important factor for the aesthetics of the home. Whether you are replacing old vinyl and wood siding that has seen better days, or you are removing the old fiber cement siding for a replacement, it is important to understand the basic costs.

Fiber cement siding replacement: large home that requires 800 square feet of siding replacement.

Item Unit Cost Quantity Cost
Fiber cement siding $3.75 per sq.ft. 800 $3,000
Job supplies $400 per job 1 $400
Material Cost $4.25 per sq.ft. 800 $3,400
+ Labor Cost (removal of old siding) $2 per sq.ft. 800 $1,600
+ Labor Cost (installation) $3.12 per sq.ft. 800 $2,496
Total Cost $9.37 per sq.ft. 800 $7,496


Other considerations and costs

Replacing the siding may require permits in certain locations. If it does require a permit, your contractor will be able to let you know and get the permit for you.
Cutting the fiber cement siding takes longer than cutting vinyl. If there are a lot of windows, trim, and other areas that will require the siding to be cut, it can add to the length of time it takes to install it. This could potentially raise installation labor costs.
There may be added costs for testing and remediation of hazardous materials discovered with the old siding.

DIY considerations

Because of the nature of the material, it can be somewhat difficult to work with if you are not well-versed in its use. Therefore, most of the installations should be done by professionals who have experience with the fiber cement siding.
Those who have the correct tools and enough time may be able to take care of the fiber cement siding replacement on their own. However, they should make it a point to learn the basics of adding the replacement siding before buying materials and starting.


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Cost by city

( large home that requires 800 square feet of siding replacement)
  • New York, NY$12,041
  • Bronx, NY$9,895
  • Brooklyn, NY$8,247
  • Philadelphia, PA$10,288
  • Washington, DC$8,928
  • Atlanta, GA$8,077
  • Miami, FL$7,346
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL$7,695
  • Minneapolis, MN$9,027
  • Chicago, IL$10,518
  • Houston, TX$10,849
  • San Antonio, TX$7,282
  • Austin, TX$8,246
  • Denver, CO$6,967
  • Phoenix, AZ$7,350
  • Las Vegas, NV$8,068
  • Los Angeles, CA$9,090
  • San Diego, CA$8,249
  • San Jose, CA$9,964
  • Seattle, WA$7,295

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