So you have decided on vinyl siding for your home improvement project; congratulations on this step toward adding to your home's value as well as improving its appearance and energy efficiency. Vinyl offers many outstanding features as a house siding material; it is lightweight yet durable, it requires very little maintenance, and it is also one of the most economical choices in siding materials.
Once you have made the choice of vinyl siding, however, your decisions are not over. Now the real fun begins: tracking down the lowest prices on vinyl siding products. The good news is that many different siding manufacturers carry vinyl siding, and the not-so-good news is that it can be difficult to compare pricing to determine which vinyl siding is the best choice for your home.
In the vinyl siding market, prices start at about $4.00 per square foot and go up from there. The average price for vinyl siding is between $5.00 and $6.00 a square foot, and some brands are more expensive than this average price. When comparing prices on vinyl siding, do not forget to add in sales tax to determine your total out-of-pocket expense, and if you plan to have your new siding professionally installed, remember to account for the cost of the labor, as well.
To gather prices on vinyl siding, ask contractors you trust and visit your local hardware and home improvement stores. In addition to finding out the specific prices on vinyl siding, be sure to investigate the differences in the vinyl siding from one manufacturer to another and within a single manufacturer's products, from one brand to the next. One good measure of the quality of vinyl siding is the warranty for a specific brand and style of siding; this indicates how confident the manufacturer is that their vinyl siding will hold up well over the long run.
The Internet can be a helpful tool as you conduct your research and compare prices on vinyl siding. Many vinyl siding manufacturers include pricing information on their websites, and those that do not will generally have a link to retailers that carry their products. Once you click through these links, you will find the retailers' prices on vinyl siding so that you can complete your comparison.