Contractor Vinyl Siding Cost
Vinyl siding is energy efficient, quick to install and has very little required maintenance. This is what makes it such a popular choice for most building companies in recent years. However, when it does need to be replaced, it is something that needs to get taken care of quickly. You can certainly fix the vinyl siding yourself, but unless you have a good amount of free time and knowledge of siding, the best option would be to hire a contractor.
Estimating a Contractor's Vinyl Siding Cost
Most contractors will give you a free estimate, which is really just included in the price of the job. Siding is priced per square foot, and it ranges from $2 - $7 per square foot. For a 1,200 square foot home, the cost could be anywhere from $3,600 - $12,600. And, depending on your contractor, that may not necessarily include the cost of labor or the disposal of the old siding. There are a lot of manufactures of siding that have websites where you can get a free estimate instantly online. They usually require your personal information so they can contact you with any questions. Most of these companies will even give you a list of contractors in your area.
The initial cost is undeniably more to have a contractor do your siding as opposed to doing it yourself; however when you go through a company their work is guaranteed. (If it isn't, that's a red flag not to use them) It takes very little time on your part, basically just picking out the type and color you want. So when you are weighing the "cost" of doing it yourself versus a contractor, you need to consider more than just the dollar amount.