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Home Replacement Cost: Exterior Walls

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Exterior Walls

Brick on Frame
Face brick attached to a wood or metal stud frame structure using corrugated steel ties. The brick provides ornamentation only, not structural support for the building.

Included in cost: Face brick, insulation, windows and doors. The costs of framing and sheathing are also included.

Brick, Solid
This is a solid brick wall, two rows thick, with varying mortar thicknesses depending upon the structural requirements.  This wall is used for full structural support.

Included in cost: Face brick, brick backup, insulation, windows and doors.

Concrete Block, Painted
Painted masonry block wall.

Included in cost: Masonry block, insulation, paint, windows and doors.

Shakes, Wood
Wood shakes (with regular, irregular or thatched butts) laid in overlapping layers on the exterior frame. Most bundles of shakes are furnished in random widths and applied over spaced sheathing and building paper.

Included in cost: Wood shakes, exterior trim, building paper, flashing, caulking, stain, insulation, windows and exterior doors. The costs of framing and sheathing are also included.

Siding, Aluminum
Lap or bevel aluminum siding laid either horizontally or vertically over the exterior wall.

Included in cost: Aluminum siding, building paper, flashing, caulking, insulation, windows and doors. The costs of framing and sheathing are also included.

Siding, Clapboard
Clapboard wood siding applied horizontally, with the grain running lengthwise, over the exterior wall. The quarter-sawn boards taper in thickness for overlapping, with the thickest section of the board on the bottom.

Included in cost: Wood siding, exterior trim, building paper, flashing, caulking, paint, insulation, windows and exterior doors. The costs of framing and sheathing are also included.

Siding, Vinyl
Lap or bevel solid vinyl siding laid either horizontally or vertically over the exterior wall.

Included in cost: Vinyl siding, building paper, flashing, caulking, insulation, windows and doors. The costs of framing and sheathing are also included.

Siding, Wood
Lap or bevel wood siding laid either horizontally or vertically over the exterior wall.

Included in cost: Wood siding, exterior trim, building paper, flashing, caulking, stain, insulation, windows and exterior doors. The costs of framing and sheathing are also included.

Stone on Frame
Stone such as granite, fieldstone, or limestone that is either found or quarried locally then is applied to a wood or steel stud frame wall. The stone provides ornamentation only, not structural support for the building.

Included in cost: Stone, insulation, windows and doors. The costs of framing and sheathing are also included.

Stone, Solid
Stone such as granite, fieldstone, or limestone that is either found or quarried locally then is mortared together to provide the external structural support.

Included in cost: Stone, insulation, windows and doors.

Stucco on Frame
A cement plaster used as an exterior wall surface finish that is usually applied to metal lath attached to a stud wall base. The plaster consists of Portland cement, lime, sand and water.

Included in cost: Stucco, insulation, windows and doors. The costs of framing and sheathing are also included.

Siding, Cement Fiber
Siding that is constructed of cement, sand, cellulose fiber, and minerals.  Usually found in 5/16” thick sheets that are 12’ long and 5″ to 12″ wide.  The siding is laid in overlapping layers on the exterior frame and usually nailed to the sheathing over a layer of building paper.  Cement fiber siding typically resembles traditional clapboard or lap style wood siding.

NOTE:  This material should not be used for cement fiber shingles.  You should use the cement fiber shingle material selection in RCT for cement fiber shingles.

Included in cost: Cement fiber siding, nails, exterior trim, paint, building paper, flashing, caulking, insulation and factory installation labor.

Breakaway Wall, Lattice on Frame
An wood frame wall that is 24” or greater on center with lattice or wood sheathing no thicker than ½”.  The wall also consists of 2”x4” or smaller studs that are designed to fail but not cause damage, displacement, or collapse to an elevated structure or foundation when confronted with high wind, water or other external pressure being placed against them.  This type of construction is typically known as breakaway construction and is normally found on the first floor of an elevated home or structure in a coastal area, a flood hazard area, or a high water prone area.  

Included in cost: 2″x4″ studs or smaller placed 24” on center or greater, lattice or ½” or smaller sheathing, single top, bottom plates, fasteners, and installation labor.

Breakaway Wall, Unreinforced Masonry
An unreinforced masonry block wall of no more than 8” thickness, constructed of hollow concrete masonry units.  The wall is designed to fail at the mortar joints but not cause damage, displacement, or collapse to an elevated structure or foundation when confronted with high wind, water or other external pressure being placed against them.  This type of construction is typically known as breakaway construction and is normally found on the first floor of an elevated home or structure in a coastal area, a flood hazard area, or a high water prone area.

Included in cost: Up to 8” thick concrete masonry units, standard mortar for fastening to vertical foundation members and floor beams, and installation labor.

Additional Information

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