We’re here to give you a straightforward answer to this complex question. Our Big D Building Center professionals are committed to a few key points — transparency, quality and integrity. Whether you’re a builder or a homeowner, the bottom line is always a priority. We’re here with real facts and figures on what to expect when you shop for siding for your Jacksonville home or business.

Understand Your Material Choices and their Price Tags

We’ve all heard the saying, “you get what you pay for.” That idea rings true when it comes to siding, too. While there are certainly cheap options on the market, we only focus on the top-quality choices here at Big D. When we partner with siding brands, we look for reputable companies that produce durable, weather-proof materials. 

Fiber Cement Siding: This tried-and-true option protects and beautifies homes all over Jacksonville. Depending on the fiber cement quality and brand, you can expect to pay $1.00-$5.50 per square foot of material. While this isn’t always the cheapest option, it certainly has one of the longest lifespans. Expect your investment to last 35-to-50 years and offer premier weatherproofing when expertly installed by the Big D Building Center crew.

Vinyl Siding: One of the most common choices for new construction homes around Jacksonville is vinyl. This siding choice is in the same price range of fiber cement siding, at around $2-$7. If you opt to use vinyl siding, expect this low-maintenance, high-quality material to last up to 30 years. 

Cedar Siding: Big D Building Center takes one of the most classic siding options and elevates its installation and performance. We use the Ecoshel Smart-Shingle System to provide you with some of the best siding benefits available today. The price range for this material is wide. Depending on the type of wood you choose, you can expect to spend $2.50-$16.00 per square foot. 

How to Choose the Siding Material that’s Right for Your Home

It’s simple, really. With the right team in your corner and a list of good questions to ask yourself, you’ll have an answer in no time. 

Is energy efficiency a priority for you? Certain siding choices are greener than others, and it’s no secret yearly home maintenance isn’t cheap. The best way to gauge a siding material’s energy efficiency benefits is to look at its R-value. The higher the value, the better the gains. 

On average, wood shingle siding has the best energy efficient benefits with an R-value of 0.87. When vinyl siding is uninsulated, its R-value is around 0.61 and fiber cement’s R-value is 0.37. 

Would you prioritize a low maintenance siding option? Some materials offer premier durability and appearance benefits with little to no maintenance, while other siding types require regular upkeep. While wood siding appeals to many homeowners for its classic beauty, it tends to require periodic refinishing. Vinyl siding trumps most options for its long-lasting good looks and low-maintenance requirements. 

Which option matches your desired structural aesthetic? This all comes down to personal preference. Wood offers that high-quality look many homeowners desire, but advancements in vinyl and fiber cement siding designs have made them equally as desirable. 

Big D Building Center is Your First Coast Partner in Residential and Commercial Siding

We partner with Jacksonville residents just like you to choose and install siding of all types and price points. If you’re in the market for new siding for your home or business, we’re here to get the job done. Contact our Big D Building Center siding experts today to begin your project.