How much does a home exterior renovation cost?

Dreaming of a home exterior renovation? The cost will depend on how extensive your dream is. Do you dream of adding a solar system to your roof to save on the ever-increasing cost of energy? Or changing from one color to the next? The possibilities are endless it seems.

Are you thinking of changing the color of the paint or converting to vinyl siding?

Do you just want to add curb appeal or give your home an extensive upgrade with an exterior home renovation? If you are considering cosmetic changes – exterior painting, updating the front door and window trim, replacing a garage door, adding a porch railing, or changing the shutters, the remodel cost could be $15,000 to $20,000.

Home with an exterior renovation done by Golden Group Roofing.

Understanding the costs of exterior home renovation

The amount cof an exterior home renovation an vary greatly depending on several factors: the size of your home, the grade of the materials selected, and whether you are doing all or some of the work yourself. 

exterior home renovation.

A new roof

Investing in a new roof will protect your house, save energy costs, and add curb appeal. Therefore, installing a new roof can be the most important exterior remodeling project for your home. Fewer home problems can be more disastrous than a failed roof.

A roof replacement consists of more than just the selected shingles. It includes roof decking (the plywood underneath) and proper ventilation, which ensures the longevity of the roof. When a roof is not properly ventilated, rot, mold, and premature shingle aging can result.

Selecting the roof shingles

There are several types of roofing materials available, and their costs vary greatly. It is recommended that homeowners take advantage of the complimentary renovation consultation offered by professional roofing installers. Golden Group Roofing accepts online booking for on-site roofing estimates and inspections. A certified and trained Golden Group representative will come to your home to discuss your project in detail. 

Asphalt shingles

This material is the most common roofing shingles used because of their lower cost and wide range of stylish colors. Their versatility in being able to accommodate a wide range of shapes and angels is a desired feature. While affordable, asphalt has a limited lifespan (20 years) and requires more frequent repair, which can mean higher cumulative lifetime cost. An asphalt roof for a 2,000 sq.ft. home can cost between $8,000 and $10,000.

Premium architectural tile

Engineered for greater durability, architectural tiles have an expected 50-year lifespan of double that of standard asphalt shingles. The 2,000 sq.ft. home in our example can cost between $10,000 and $16,500.

Metal roofing

Higher up-front costs are offset by its long lifespan (up to 70 years) – triple that of standard asphalt tiles. It needs virtually no repairs or maintenance. Metal roofs are incredibly durable and energy efficient. They stand up to high winds, hail, or any other rough weather conditions. Metal roofs reflect heat extremely well, decreasing the effects of direct sunlight in the summer. They are engineered to shed snow and rain, preventing any kind of accumulation that can result in damage. Figure about $16,000 to $34,000 for metal roofing.

Slate tiles

The most durable roofing material of all. Longevity and low maintenance help to offset the high initial cost. $24,000 to $44,000.

Visit the Golden Group Roofing online calculator to get an estimate of roofing costs, based on your selection of material, size, slope, and condition of your roof.

New Siding

If you are thinking about new siding for your home to replace a damaged exterior or to give your home an upgrade, there are many options available in style, colors, materials, and costs. Here are some features of several siding materials that you can select.

Certainteed Vinyl Siding

Vinyl siding is the most affordable option upon installation and when properly installed, vinyl requires little maintenance than an occasional power wash. It is fade-, moisture-, and UV-resistant, and is easily repaired if damaged by weather. It can last 20 to 40 years.

CertainTeed Vinyl comes in 41 colors, 3 styles, and a variety of textures, grades, lengths, widths, and covers. Vinyl installs quickly and easily is flame retardant, and rates high in sustainability because it requires minimal raw materials, produces virtually no waste, and can be recycled.

James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding

An ideal choice for the Greater Boston area, James Hardie fiber cement siding won’t rot, crack, or split, plus it holds paint up to three times longer than wood. Baked-on ColorPlus ® technology has exceptional resistance to fading, chipping, and cracking.

James Hardie is a high-quality product that costs more than vinyl and composite but is still moderately priced. It has a 50-year limited warranty. It is available in many textures, styles, and colors, as well as holds paint well and can be repainted for a new look. However, it will fade over time.

James Hardie resists insects, mold and fungus, weather, and UV rays. With a lifespan of 50+ years, if properly cared for. However, it requires regular maintenance, caulking, and touch-up if it chips.

This material is leak-resistant, but during installation, seams must be sealed, so that water doesn’t infiltrate behind the siding, damaging nearby areas. Installation is difficult and time-consuming, requiring more advanced skills. The boards are bulky and heavy and special tools are needed.

Lastly, the boards have the highest flame resistance in their class of sidings. Manufacturers source the material from common species of wood, ensure it has no toxicity, and produce it without using fossil fuels.

Everlast Composite Siding

Everlast offers a completely new category of siding. Their innovative triple-composite material combines inorganic minerals, polymer resins, and acrylic colorants for a thick, solid, and strong siding with extreme durability and protection from pests.

It costs more than the vinyl, Tando shakes siding, or fiber cement options. However, it boasts near-zero maintenance and a lifetime warranty. 

Everlast offers a realistic look of rough-sawn cedar planks and is available in a variety of widths, styles, and covers. It provides extreme protection against fading and UV rays. 

Impervious to water, Everlast Polymer Composite is resistant to mold and mildew, and offers superior protection against rain, wind, UV, and other weather conditions.

Everlast’s lightweight construction and butt joint system makes installation relatively quick and easy. The material is light and comes pre-molded. It has a class-A fire rating. Everlast, however, has poor sustainability as it is a petroleum-based product.

Tando Shake Siding

This composite siding costs more than vinyl but requires less maintenance in the long run. It offers a 10-year “looks like new” warranty and a 50-year performance warranty. Tando siding can last up to 30 years and will need repainting every 5 to 10 years.

Fade-resistant and available in many colors and styles, including the popular Beach House Shake, TandoShake, and TandoStone, these options look nearly identical to the natural materials they simulate.

Their products provide strong protection against weather events, salt air, fungi, and pests. They are moisture-resistant but not watertight.

Tando is lightweight and easy to install. However, you must install it over a weather-resistant house barrier system, such as house wrap. Polyvinyl chloride (PVC), which is environmentally friendly, makes up Tando.

Pros and cons to consider

Golden Group Roofing can assist in determining what siding is best for you, your exterior home renovation vision, and your budget. Our Pros and Cons at a Glance chart is very helpful in making a selection of siding materials. 

There’s more …

We haven’t addressed window replacement or a solar energy system. You can learn about Golden Group’s services in these areas by reading our helpful articles in Roofing Tips + Trends.

Get your dream home exterior renovation with Golden Group Roofing & Solar.

We haven’t really answered the question: How much does an exterior home renovation cost? You can see how difficult it is to do that without first meeting with homeowners and getting a clear idea of the vision they have for their project. We need to make many decisions and can only explain the options, advise, and guide clients to make the right choices by working closely with them.

At Golden Group, we pride ourselves on our collaborative process that leads to the successful realization of our clients’ dreams for their home exterior makeover.

If you are thinking of an exterior home renovation, learn all the options available to you by calling Golden Group at 508-873-1884 or use our Contact Us form. Ask about the advantages of bundling roofing and a new solar system.