How Much Does Fiber Cement Siding Cost?

Thinking of installing fiber cement siding? Variables in materials, regional labor charges, and the size of your home all contribute to your estimate. Cost also depends on whether you prefer ordering the materials yourself. Some homeowners prefer using installers who buy prefinished fiber cement siding that is factory primed and sealed. If you work with a contractor who insists on painting your siding, be sure it won't affect the manufacturer's warranty.

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The Portland Cement Company says that fiber cement siding costs:

  • 75 percent less than natural stone
  • 37 percent less than cedar
  • 24 percent less than wood siding

Your Fiber Cement Siding Costs and Options

With materials prices and installation charges in constant flux, it's not easy to predict an on-the-button estimate for your fiber cement siding job. The Costhelper website estimates a $4.50 to $9 per-square-foot cost for installed cement siding, making the total price on covering 1,250 exterior square feet between $5,600 and $11,250.

The use of top-quality fiber cement siding, tearing out existing siding, and installing new materials can increase the cost to between $10 and $11 per-square-foot, for an upscale project that totals between $12,864 and $13,539. Again, those estimates may not be in line with today's prices.

There are also ways to drive down your estimate. Encourage your neighbors to seek estimates so that a contractor can do several homes on your block at the same time. And, as with most everything, your rock-bottom price depends on the quality of cement siding materials you choose for your home.