Factors that Make Up James Hardie Siding Cost
Hardie Board siding lasts up to 50 years when it’s installed properly and maintained well. Although the initial investment may be more than some other siding materials (like vinyl or aluminum), when you weigh in the fact that you won’t have to replace your siding for up to five decades, Hardie siding saves the time, money, and the inconvenience of needing new siding sooner.
James Hardie siding is the most popular siding material in America and protects over 8,000,000 homes. Known for its beauty, durability, and high performance, this outstanding siding is well worth the investment. Here are some factors that go into Hardie siding cost.
1. The Size of Your Home
As you would expect, the amount of Hardie Board siding needed to complete your siding replacement will directly impact your overall cost.
2. Your Home Style
How intricate your home exterior’s features are will be factored into your overall siding replacement cost. How difficult or easy it is to get to your home siding will also be looked at when it comes to installation cost.
3. Your Preferred Siding Color
James Hardie ColorPlus® technology gives you baked-on color that stands up to the elements and comes with a 15-year warranty. It is fade resistant and UV resistant. The color is applied in a controlled factory setting and cured between coats to give you the best possible adhesion. There are gorgeous, designer picked color combinations to select from if you choose to have your Hardie Board siding with durable ColorPlus technology. The James Hardie company also offers pre-primed siding boards to homeowners who prefer to paint their siding after installation.
4. Your Choice in Hardie Product Style
While traditional HardiePlank lap siding is the most popular James Hardie siding product, today’s trends are causing the HardiePanel vertical siding along with HardieTrim to be selected more often in order to create the rustic chic board-and-batten look. The siding style you choose will directly impact your overall cost. Extras such as HardieTrim and HardieSoffits will also affect your total cost.
5. Installation Requirements
Fiber cement installation is quite a bit different than lightweight vinyl siding installation. Hardie siding is heavy and requires a larger team to install it. It can crack if it isn’t handled properly. Due to the weight of the siding, it takes two people to move one Hardie Board plank. Special tools are needed to cut and secure Hardie siding to your home exterior. And training by the James Hardie company is required to install this siding.
6. Your Location in the Country
The closer you are in proximity to a James Hardie manufacturing facility, the shorter the distance your siding will need to be transported. The less your siding needs to be transported, the more cost effective your total price will be.
7. Current Siding Removal
Part of the cost of siding replacement is found in the necessity to remove your current siding before installing new siding. If moisture penetration and damage are found under your current siding, it will need to be repaired before your new James Hardie fiber cement siding is installed, and will affect the total cost for your siding replacement.
The Value of Choosing Durable Hardie Siding
Homeowners experience multiple advantages when they choose long-lasting Hardie Board siding.
Fiber cement siding is so thick, it can mimic other siding materials such as wood (minus wood’s high maintenance). It not only looks great after installation, but also maintains its fabulous looks throughout its lifetime.
When you choose James Hardie siding, you get a great return on your investment (ROI) because Hardie siding boosts your home value and helps attract buyers when it comes time to sell.
Well Researched Product
The James Hardie company invests heavily in research and product development, ensuring you get the best siding performance for decades.
The Hardie company studied the long-term effects of the weather on siding performance in various locations throughout the country. The result of their research is the HardieZone System. HZ5 products resist damage from cold, snow, ice and more. HZ10 products defy blistering sun, hurricane-force wind, and sheets of rain.
There’s nothing like warranty coverage to make you feel confident in your siding investment. The James Hardie company delivers a 30-year non-prorated, transferable warranty on their siding products as long as they are installed by a James Hardie Preferred contractor.
How to Know You Need New Siding
When siding gets old, your home’s protection is vulnerable, and more problems can result if you don’t address the need for new siding in a timely fashion.
Here are some signs it’s time for new siding:
- Is your current siding cracked, warped, or loose?
- Do you have dry rot on your current siding?
- Has your siding been invaded by pests such as termites, ants, or bees?
- Have your utilities bills increased for “no apparent reason?”
- Are you tired of siding that requires high maintenance?
- Are you ready for a home exterior upgrade with new color and style?
Why Homeowners Choose Lifetime Exteriors for Siding Replacement
Don’t settle for just any home exterior contractor. Choose a siding contractor you can rely on to install your siding right the first time. At Lifetime Exteriors, we make the siding installation process simple. We listen to your home exterior needs, present options, and guide you toward the optimal long-term decision for your home.
As a James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractor, we adhere to the strict installation standards of the James Hardie company. The Hardie company’s best practices ensure your siding will give you high performance and durability. Your warranty is protected when you have siding installed with us.
Contact us today for a free Hardie installation estimate on your home.