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Metal Siding Costs

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Most of us grow up hearing the tale of The Three Little Pigs, and how they foiled the efforts of the wolf by moving into a brick home that was impervious to his huffing, puffing and blowing down of houses. However, they didn’t need to struggle with the construction of a brick building when there was metal siding to consider instead. Protective and strong, it can withstand extremes of weather and even some combat situations. It is low maintenance, goes on quite easily, and does not bend, buckle or warp in the same ways that other sidings might do.

This is why it is a preferred material and options range from aluminum to corrugated steel. Both have unique features and traditional pros and cons, but come in at relatively similar pricing.

Budget for metal siding: 1,500 sq.ft. of aluminum siding.

Item Unit Cost Quantity Line Cost
Material Cost $3-$8 1,500 $4,500-$12,000
Labor Cost $4-$8 1,500 $6,000-$12,000
Total Cost $7-$16 1,500 $10,500-$24,000


Budget for metal siding: 1,500 sq.ft. of corrugated steel siding.

Item Unit Cost Quantity Line Cost
Material Cost $5-$10 1,500 $7,500-$15,000
Labor Cost $4-$8 1,500 $6,000-$12,000
Total Cost $9-$18 1,500 $13,500-$27,000


Other considerations and costs

  • Before locking in on one material over another, remember that all metals are commodities and that prices can fluctuate quite broadly and rapidly. Exploring what the current prices are for the metal in question can make a huge difference in final costs of the siding as well as the different parts used to install.
  • The list of items required for a metal siding project includes flashing, trims, channels to finish ends cleanly, corner caps, soffits, and gutters.
  • Some projects may require supports to be added for the weight of the materials, and almost all must have original siding removed though there are some exceptions.
  • A dumpster rental can be expensive with prices ranging from as little as $150 for a day and upwards of $400 or more for the duration of the project.
  • Taxes and permit fees are not included.
  • A pre-project inspection is essential and discussions of the insulation values of specific types of siding can be of great benefit.

Check out our guide if you need a loan for your home improvement project.

DIY considerations

  • While it may seem that the installation of siding is the proverbial no brainer, it is quite complicated and when it involves something as costly and heavy as metal siding, it is best to partner up with experts who can suggest the best solutions and ensure the best outcomes for the investment.


  • Craftsman Estimator Costbook, complete series year 2019.
  • Latest prices found on Home Depot and other vendor Web sites.
  • Literature review of DIY Web sites.
How much does it cost to install metal siding in your city?
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Cost by city

  • New York, NY$27,630
  • Bronx, NY$22,704
  • Brooklyn, NY$18,923
  • Philadelphia, PA$23,607
  • Washington, DC$20,485
  • Atlanta, GA$18,533
  • Miami, FL$16,856
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL$17,657
  • Minneapolis, MN$20,714
  • Chicago, IL$24,134
  • Houston, TX$24,893
  • San Antonio, TX$16,710
  • Austin, TX$18,920
  • Denver, CO$15,986
  • Phoenix, AZ$16,866
  • Las Vegas, NV$18,512
  • Los Angeles, CA$20,858
  • San Diego, CA$18,928
  • San Jose, CA$22,863
  • Seattle, WA$16,738

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