The popularity of plastic wall cladding grows a little each year in new construction and remodeling projects because of its durability, smooth finish and low-maintenance care. The uses for plastic wall clad include bathrooms, kitchens, food prep areas, wash rooms, ceilings and exteriors. When compared to other finishings, such as brick, stucco, tile and wood, plastic wall systems are the most cost efficient.
Budgeting for plastic cladding includes budgeting for the materials and labor. If you're a real estate developer or homeowner, you'll need plastic wall cladding contractors and suppliers, which increases the budget. When comparing the costs of plastic wall panels, consider the following:
1. Plastic wall cladding with faux designs and textures may cost more than traditional, solid colored cladding.
2. Negotiations on the pricing of wall cladding is possible if the supplier is giving you the materials and contractor for the work.
3. External plastic cladding doesn't differ from interior cladding too much, so you can use the cost of interior cladding to help budget for exterior cladding.
Use online estimates from plastic wall cladding providersCertain suppliers offer online estimates that take into consideration the square footage and type of siding needed. While these estimates aren't exact costs of plastic cladding, they give buyers a ballpark figure and help with budgeting. For example, one estimation calculator quotes a range of $7,700 to $11,000 as a good deal for 2,200 square feet of exterior, while also warning buyers to ask lots of questions for prices over the $16,000 range.
Compare the pricing of plastic wall panelingCost comparison is very important when shopping for vinyl wall cladding. There are suppliers who quote outrageous prices for cladding sold at a number of retailers. There are also providers that have low prices, but don't work with high quality materials. On average, the range for vinyl siding is $5 to $8.50 per square foot.
Remember that local home improvement stores also offer plastic claddingLarge chain stores, while occassionally higher priced than average, are sometimes the best place for finding a product quickly. Contractors and redesigners can use online services for a number of large home improvement stores, including checking the current cost.
- When creating a budget and pricing plastic wall cladding, get all the warranty information. The terms and conditions of the warranty are just as important as the type of cladding purchased.