How Much Does it Cost to Repair Siding?

Typical Range:

$343 - $1,350

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Updated September 12, 2022

Written by HomeAdvisor.

It costs between $343 and $1,350 to repair siding in a home, with an average price of $826. These costs vary significantly according to the size of the exterior, the type of siding, the extent of the damage, the type of damage, and a number of related factors. Expect to pay an extra 5% to 14% in material and installation costs for complex configurations and patterns. Older siding might hold asbestos and asbestos removal costs up to $10,000, accounting for the steep high-end of the pricing estimate model. 

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National Average $826
Typical Range $343 - $1,350
Low End - High End $100 - $18,000

Cost data is based on actual project costs as reported by 17,105 HomeAdvisor members.

Cost to Repair Siding by Type of Damage

Siding is susceptible to damage from a number of sources, from mold to cracks and beyond. Each of these types of damage boasts its own repair cost ranges, as some are simply more labor-intensive for local siding repair contractors than others. Additionally, some types of damage require specialized tools and procedures. Here are some cost ranges for common siding damage types.

Type of Repair Average Repair Cost (Labor and Materials)
Mold Removal $500-$700
Crack Repair $50-$150
Hole Repair $50-$100
Fixing Dents $120-$300
Removing Rot $120-$320
Warped Siding $160-$320
Water Damage $500-$600
Leaks $100-$200

Cost to Repair Siding by Material

It’s not just the type of damage that impacts the overall cost. The siding material is also an important factor here, as some types are more expensive than others. You will pay a premium to exactly match your pre-existing siding in the case of more complex types. Here are many of the common siding types and associated repair costs of each. Incidentally, these materials also impact the cost of installing siding

Vinyl Siding Repair 

Vinyl siding costs $2 to $4 per square foot to repair, which breaks down to $400 to $800 to repair 200 square feet. Vinyl fades in the sun throughout the years, so matching the color exactly is difficult for contractors, further increasing the price. Many homeowners opt to use a portion from an unseen wall to color match or to replace all of the siding at once. Installing new vinyl siding costs around $11,500 for an entire exterior. Some choose to paint the vinyl as a cost-saving measure, but this is risky as the majority of paints struggle to bond with vinyl.

Aluminum Siding Repair 

Aluminum siding costs $3 to $6 per square foot to repair, breaking down to $600 to $1,200 for 200 square feet. In most cases, repairs require replacing the damaged sections which accounts for the increase in price over vinyl. For extreme amounts of damage, many homeowners choose to start from the ground up with new aluminum siding throughout. Installing new aluminum siding costs $4,000 to $14,000, depending on the size of your exterior. Aluminum is prone to denting but resists most other major forms of damage. 

Fiber Cement or Hardie Board Siding Repair

Fiber cement siding, also called Hardie Board, costs $800 to $1,400 to repair 200 square feet or $4 to $7 per square foot. For extensive damage, replacing the entirety of the fiber cement siding is an option. Installing new fiber cement siding costs around $5,500 to $18,000, depending on the size of your exterior. Fiber cement resists many forms of damage, including water damage, fire damage, insect damage, and even fading due to UV rays. 

Brick or Stone Siding Repair

Repairing brickwork costs $600 to $4,000 for 200 square feet, and this includes siding. These repair costs break down to $3 to $20 per square foot. To save money, many consumers opt for manufactured or engineered veneers that come in sheets with a price reduction of 25%. Some simple repairs are also cheaper, such as redoing cracked mortar. Expect to pay $600 to $800 to conduct these minor cosmetic repairs. Unfortunately, brick siding is susceptible to moisture damage if improperly installed. 

Wood, Cedar, Clapboard, or Log Siding Repair

Costs to fix wood, cedar, or log siding depend on the type of damage and wood. Fixing standard wood siding costs $600 to $2,400 for 200 square feet. For extensive damage, replacing all of the wood siding costs $7,000 to $23,000, depending on the type of wood and the size of the exterior. Replacing cedar shake siding costs $9,000 to $23,000.

Most wood siding is clapboard, which is among the oldest type of siding used in the United States. Clapboard offers decent durability so long as you caulk it and paint it every 3 to 7 years. All types of wood siding are susceptible to dry rot, weather damage, insect damage, and moisture damage.

Stucco Siding Repair

Repairing stucco siding costs $600 to $2,000 per 200 square feet. This is a labor-intensive project, as it is extraordinarily difficult to exactly match the texture of pre-existing stucco with the new materials. Often, this is impossible, though qualified pros get really close to the original look and feel. For an exact match, many consumers opt to replace the entirety of their stucco siding in one fell swoop. 

DIY repairs are an option here for some, as standard stucco repair kits cost just $10 to $50 each. Once repaired, paint the siding to match the wall color. 

Asbestos Siding Repair

If you have asbestos siding damage, don’t repair it. Replace it with a safer material instead. Removing asbestos siding costs $700 to $10,000, depending on the complexity of the job and the amount of asbestos involved. Once removed, replace with the siding material of your choice.

If you have any concerns about your building materials, call an asbestos professional near you to have them tested. Asbestos testing costs $200 to $850. Generally speaking, intact and undamaged asbestos siding does not pose a health risk but damaged and disturbed asbestos does.

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Chimney Siding Repair Costs

Repairing the siding around a chimney costs the same as any other location, at around $500 to $1,000 depending on the size of the chimney, the extent of the damage, and the siding materials. Heat won’t affect your siding if you meet all minimum code requirements. Chimney siding is, however, susceptible to wind damage, hail damage, and storm damage. It is difficult to even notice chimney siding damage until there is an associated problem, such as a leak.

Siding Repair Cost Factors

Beyond damage type and materials, there are plenty of other factors that impact repair estimates. Here are some of the most common cost factors worth considering before contacting a pro. 

Extent of Damage

The extent of the damage always dictates the extent of the repairs and, as such, the overall cost. Some types of damage require extensive and intrusive repairs. For instance, framing damage in which cladding and studs struggle to hold nails necessitates a replacement of the substructure. Building a wall behind siding costs $1,000 to $3,000, depending on its location and size. 

As such, if you have mold on a small portion of the siding, removal is budget-friendly. As the mold spreads, however, the cost drastically increases. For most damage types, repair sooner rather than later to save money. 

Removal & Disposal

Old and damaged siding must be removed and disposed of before, during, or after repairs. Most contractors include removal as part of the estimate but not disposal, so discuss these options before signing a repair contract. At the very least, ask your contractor about local debris removal services. Removing pre-existing siding costs $200 to $1,000 and disposing of the siding materials costs $50 to $250. 

Repairing Exterior Trim

Repairing trim costs anywhere from $300 to $1,000. In many cases, a seasoned pro includes this service in the cost estimate. For many materials, it is easier and more cost-effective to replace the trim instead of repairing it. Installing new trim costs $600 to $2,600, depending on the trim type, the materials, the size of the area, and associated factors. 

Painting Siding

Painting siding costs $1,500 to $4,000 for the entire home. A 200-square-foot section runs $200 to $700. In most cases, a pro matches the damaged sections to the rest of the home for increased visual appeal. However, many siding materials do not take well to paint, so discuss your options with a local painting professional

Soffit and Fascia Repairs

Siding damage does not occur in a vacuum. In most cases, it is accompanied by damage to the soffit and fascia. Repairing fascia boards and soffits costs $600 to $6,000, depending on the extent of the damage, accessibility concerns, materials, and the size of the area. This breaks down to around $4 to $30 per linear foot.  

Repair vs. Replace Siding

If your siding experiences minor damage, such as a hole or two, stick to repairs. However, once the repair costs exceed $2,000 you should start to consider replacing the siding as an alternative. Installing new siding costs $5,000 to $15,000 but brings along many benefits over repairs. Putting in new siding increases the overall durability of your home, increases the overall visual aesthetic, and improves the resale value. As a matter of fact, installing new siding boasts an ROI of 80%. This translates to an average home value increase of around $8,000. 

DIY Siding Repair vs. Hiring a Pro

Some extremely minor siding repair issues are appropriate for budding amateurs, such as patching a small hole or sealing up a crack. However, for major repairs, contact a local siding contractor. These pros know when it is time to repair and when it is time for a complete replacement of your pre-existing siding. They are also insured, as much of the siding repair process requires standing atop a high ladder. Amateur repairs can actually make things worse and siding is a crucial element of your home’s insulation. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do you repair siding?

For minor repair jobs, start by removing the damaged sections at the nearest seam. Next, repair any of the underlying damage. The repair process here differs according to the type of damage and the siding material. Finally, install weatherproofing materials like house wrap and put in new panels or boards to match the materials you removed.

How much does it cost to repair or replace clapboard siding?

It costs $5 to $10 per square foot to repair or replace clapboard siding. Expect to pay $1,000 to $2,000 to repair 200 square feet of clapboard siding. Clapboard is vulnerable to many damage types, such as dry rot, mold, insect damage, and more. With that said, many homeowners switch from clapboard to cedar to prevent future damage.

What type of siding has the longest lifespan?

Brick, stucco, and stone last 100 years, or even longer, as long as they are properly maintained and repair issues are quickly resolved. Some of the newer vinyl and fiber cement siding types also boast a lifespan of around 100 years with proper maintenance, barring an unforeseen weather event or related issue. Vinyl siding, on the otter hand, lasts 20 to 40 years.

Can you replace just a few pieces of siding?

Yes, replacing one or two damaged pieces of siding is an option, but this is more difficult for certain types of siding. For instance, vinyl siding changes color over time and it is near-impossible to find an exact color match for damaged pieces. This is why many homeowners choose to replace all of their vinyl siding at once.

Why do you need siding?

Siding helps protect the exterior of your home, the contents of your home, and any people inside. Siding combines with insulation and drywall to help your home fend off weather-related damage and to help keep the interior from becoming too cold or too hot. Additionally, well-kept siding increases your home’s curb appeal.