Here’s what you need to know about fiber cement pricing.
Factors That Influence the Total Cost
• The time of the year you want it installed
• The kind of trim you need
• The color or profile you select
• Whether you need extra features to protect your house against pests or moisture damage
• The r-value (energy-saving rating) of the insulation you want
• Qualifications of the Seattle siding company: insured, bonded, licensed?
Fiber Cement Pricing Guidelines
Fiber cement cladding is made from cellulose fibers, cement, and sand. It’s available in flat boards, shingles, and planks for vertical installation.
For a better idea of how much you’ll spend, start by calculating how much material you’ll need. Take accurate measurements of the area that needs to be covered. It’s always advised to contact a Seattle siding contractor to ensure accurate measuring.• For rectangular and square walls multiply the height x width to give you the total area per wall. Don’t subtract doors or windows unless they’re considerably large. If you have a garage door, subtract this area.
• For gables (the triangular portion of the wall) multiply the height x width x 0.75. This will give you the total area per gable.
• For dormers, multiply the height x width x 1.5 to get the total area per dormer.
Add the area of all walls to give yourself an idea of how many square feet of fiber cement siding you’ll need. Multiply this number with the cost per square foot of the material. You can then add the cost of any add-ons you need, plus the installation cost. Experienced siding contractors in Seattle can help you with these measurements and calculations.
While fiber cement isn’t more expensive than insulated vinyl or engineered wood, it’s worth noting that cost is affected by several factors like the size of your home, type of trim you need, or the contractor you hire.