At maximum, a house siding will last 40 years depending on the material you use and the amount of maintenance that you do. If you are in the process of deciding to renovate your property’s exterior look or you have a new house being built, then you should go through this article to get an idea regarding the house siding costs in Canada.

The most common type of material used in residential siding in the past 50 years is Vinyl. It was the most common choice because of being budget-friendly and low maintenance. However, recently the types of materials available in the market have increased and an average customer is left with a perplexing task to decide between them.

Consulting a contractor is a better option for you and you should consider checking out Elite Roofing Halifax. You can also take a look at the approximate price of the materials available, below.

Average House Siding Costs in Canada:

Siding MaterialAverage Cost
Cement Board8.00-12.00$/square foot
Wooden3.00-6.00$/square foot
Aluminum6.00 – 10.00$/square foot
Metal3.00 – 10.00$/square foot
Fiber Cement7.00 – 13.00$/square foot
Vinyl3.50 – 9.50$/square foot
Insulated4.00 – 12.00/square foot

Factors Affecting Siding Costs:

  • The size of your home will be the primary determining factor. The bigger your house, the more it costs to install sidings.
  • The type of material used will also affect the cost.
  • The architectural details of your property will also be a deciding factor.
  •  Labor costs vary from region to region.
  • The disposal cost of the older siding.
  • The installation of layers underneath the siding (if required)

The Expenses Related To Sidings Installation/Replacement

The installation or replacement of sidings will also incur additional costs because sidings are the outermost layer that needs a firm foundation of different insulation and underlayments. If you are just replacing the sidings then you also need to ensure that your underlayment membranes are in good condition and do not need repair or replacement. 

You should also keep in mind that changing the color or type of material of your housing will also lead you to change other exterior surfaces such as the color of windows and doors. If you decide to use a thicker material such as bricks so you might need to extend your foundation for support. 

Residential Siding Options

We always recommend that you speak with a licensed siding contractor when evaluating your choices. You have to evaluate what might be the best type of siding for your house exterior. Will you need to side the entire house? What might be the most expensive option, or a cheaper option? What happens with improper installation compared to using siding specialists. Once you get a better idea of these answers, you can get a much more accurate estimate of the extent of the project. Below, we will go over the types of siding material that could be more ideal for your exterior walls.

Cement Board Siding

Cement board sidings are strong and durable that replicate the traditional look of shingles and wooden clipboards. They do not rot easily and are resistant to fire and termites as well. 

They are low maintenance so they are a common sight in the suburban regions. The cost of 8.00$/sq.ft is not that expensive when you know that it will last a couple of decades.

Real Wood Siding

It requires regular maintenance. It is prone to molds, pests, and mildew. It is easy to replace it thus most people still go with this choice.

The type of wood can vary when it comes to natural wood siding. Then you also have engineered wood siding. All come with their own benefits or perceived look.

They are manufactured from resistant cedarwood and provide a classic rustic look (high level of curb appeal). They can be maneuvered in different styles to protect the exterior of your home as well as bring out the natural beauty of the material.

Aluminum Siding

Starting at about 6.00$/sq.ft the aluminum siding is the next cheapest option after Vinyl. They can be installed on your previous sidings as well, you can check with the contractors at Elite Roofing Halifax. 

It is fireproof and rust-resistant, so requires little maintenance. It is also resistant to molds and fungal growth. It will only need a yearly wash.

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Metal Siding

The cost of these varies between 3.00-10.00$/sq.ft depending upon the thickness of the material. These sidings are strong and durable. They are recyclable and help in reducing the carbon footprint. 

The only worry is that they might get rusted in coastal or humid climates. Otherwise, they are a good choice if you want fire-proofing and material that is resistant to insect infestation (insect resistant).

Fiber Cement

It is made up of wood pulp, cement, clay, and sand, which makes it an eco-friendly option. It can be easily molded in any shape you want so the tiles are highly customizable with a variety of textures.

Fiber Cement siding is not susceptible to molds or mildew but if a sizable layer of dust accumulates over them it can occur. The maintenance is high and more like wood siding.

Vinyl Panel Siding

This is the cheapest option available on the market. It comes in many colors and textures. The thicker the vinyl, the more resistant it is to damage over time. It is the easiest to install so it lowers labor costs. It will last more than 20 years. At an average cost of 4.00$ – 9.00$, it is the best choice. 

The vinyl siding does not require high maintenance and cleaning it once a year will be more than enough.


They are made of an insulation lining attached to the Vinyl siding. They are sturdier than vinyl siding. They provide much-needed insulation in winter climates. They are an affordable option starting at just 4.00$/sq.ft. This also can help in terms of being more energy efficient.

The only drawback is that they are available in limited colors and the R-value(insulation) is not that high.

Siding Companies Halifax

The average cost of Vinyl Siding installation for a 1500sq ft home can range from $4658-$5795 quoted by Elite Roofing Halifax. The cost of siding can increase the resale value of your house as well. It is recommended to go for a full replacement if you are considering a repair because a replacement is more economical in the long run.

At the end of the day, your satisfaction is of top priority and you must go with the best contractor. The contractors at Elite Roofing are known for providing services at a reasonable cost with customer satisfaction. You can always compare their prices with other competitors. The extra sophistication provided by them has no match.

Lastly, the cost of any residential siding installation will depend on the contractor’s expertise, the architecture of your home, and the type of material you choose for the job.

Disclaimer:  This article intends to offer general knowledge on this topic.  While every caution has been taken to provide accurate information, it does not intend as professional advice.  Please consult with an industry professional in your area to obtain proper advice based on your unique circumstances.  Elite Roofing Halifax and its parent company will not be held liable in any way should you suffer any loss/damage because of the information in this blog.