Cost to Install Wood Siding

Updated: March 2018

Wood Siding Installation CalculatorZip Code
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Wood Siding Cost 
Non-discounted retail pricing for: Paint grade horizontal siding. Shiplap, cove shiplap, square channel shiplap or bevel siding profile. Primed. Quantity includes typical waste overage, material for repair and local delivery.
129 square feet$466.89$647.55
Wood Siding Labor, Basic 
Basic labor to install wood siding with favorable site conditions. Layout, fabricate and attach primed wood siding (6" width) over vapor barrier. Install flashed water table at foundation. Blind nail to wall framing. Use scarf joints and caulk all seams. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
129 square feet$466.89$647.55
Wood Siding Job Supplies 
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to install wood siding including: corrosion resistant fasteners, flashing and exterior grade caulking, weather stripping and sealants.
129 square feet$466.89$647.55
Wood Siding Equipment Allowance
Job related costs of specialty equipment used for job quality and efficiency, including: 10" diameter diamond masonry saw. Daily rental. Consumables extra.
129 square feet$466.89$647.55
Option: Remove Siding
Remove siding panels, fasteners and trim pieces - without damage to trim or adjacent surfaces. Remove loose or damaged building paper or wrap. Dispose of material responsibly. For vinyl, metal or wood siding. Material cost includes dump fee.
129 square feet$466.89$647.55
Wood Siding Debris Disposal
Costs to load and haul away old materials, installation waste and associated debris.
129 square feet0.41343750.4703125
 Unused Minimum Labor
Balance of 2 hr(s) minimum labor charge that can be applied to other tasks.
   
Totals - Cost To Install Wood Siding   
Average Cost per Square Foot  
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For a basic project in zip code 47474 with 120 square feet, the cost to Install Wood Siding starts at $6.04 - $9.86 per square foot*. Actual costs will depend on job size, conditions, size options.

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NOTE: *Input the total of the finished surface area AND the area of any openings enclosed by the finished area.


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Cost to Install Wood Siding - Notes and General Information

These estimates are for BASIC work performed in serviceable conditions by qualified trade professionals using MID GRADE materials. Work not mentioned on this page and/or work using master craftsman, premium materials and project supervision will result in HIGHER COSTS! Explore the full range of wood bevel siding new installation labor options and material prices here.

These estimates are NOT substitutes for written quotes from trade professionals. Homewyse strongly recommends that you contact reputable professionals for accurate assessments of work required and costs for your project - before making any decisions or commitments.

The cost estimate includes:

  • Costs for local material / equipment delivery to and service provider transportation to and from the job site.
  • Costs to prepare the worksite for Wood Siding Installation, including costs to protect existing structure(s), finishes, materials and components.
  • Labor setup time, mobilization time and minimum hourly charges that are commonly included for small Wood Siding Installation jobs.

The cost estimate does NOT include:

  • Costs for removing, relocating, repairing, or modifying existing framing, surfacing, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems - or bringing those systems into compliance with current building codes.
  • Costs for testing and remediation of hazardous materials (asbestos, lead, etc).
  • General contractor overhead and markup for organizing and supervising the Wood Siding Installation. Add 13% to 22% to the total cost above if a general contractor will supervise this project.
  • Sales tax on materials and supplies.
  • Permit or inspection fees (or portion thereof) required by your local building department for your overall project.

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