The Value of Choosing James Hardie Siding
Siding replacement rewards homeowners with the highest return on investment (ROI) in the remodeling industry. It increases your home’s resale value and helps attract buyers when it comes time to sell your home.
James Hardie fiber cement siding, the most popular siding product in America, protects over 8,000,000 homes. It delivers high performance for decades including protection from the elements such as severe weather, temperature extremes, and change of seasons. It looks fabulous. Its wide variety of style options means there’s the perfect complement for your home’s architecture and your taste.
What Contributes to James Hardie Siding Cost
Your current siding will need to be removed and disposed of. And if there is any need for repairs—due to wood rot or other damage lurking below your home’s siding—they will need to be completed before your new siding is installed. Sometimes there are hidden problems under your siding, and their repairs will factor into your overall siding installation project cost.
The more in-depth your siding replacement project, the greater the financial investment. Begin with the square footage of your home, add the price of materials, volume of materials needed, and installation cost.
Your Home’s Location
We all know that home prices vary throughout the country. Likewise, when it comes to remodeling, material costs can vary widely based on your geographical location. Often, the shorter the distance your materials need to be transferred, the lower the cost. The good news is that James Hardie has facilities throughout the United States, so it’s possible you may live near one—and that will be reflected in your siding material cost.
Unlike vinyl siding—which is thin, lightweight, and easy to install—James Hardie fiber cement siding is thick, heavy, and takes bigger installation crews to install it.
Home Exterior Contractor
As you know, all contractors are not alike, and their pricing will impact your overall James Hardie siding cost. It’s vital that you get three written estimates from potential contractors, and learn all you can about them before deciding who to hire. Read online reviews, talk with past customers, go see work the contractor has completed, and check the BBB and Angie’s list. If you take time to look carefully at different contractors, you will find the best contractor for your siding installation.
When you choose James Hardie siding, you gain the benefit of a wide array of style selections to choose from. From trendy board-and-batten siding to traditional lap siding, each siding style has a price attached to it that will directly impact your overall siding cost. Your siding style isn’t the only customization option that will impact price. Your siding’s texture, and your choice of extras like trim and soffits, will also play a part in overall cost.
One of the outstanding features of James Hardie fiber cement siding is its exceptional warranty. It’s included in the overall James Hardie cost, and it gives homeowners peace of mind about their investment. It’s non-prorated, transferable, and it will be honored as long as you have a James Hardie Preferred Contractor install your new siding.
James Hardie Siding Makeup
The James Hardie company took time to find the perfect combination of ingredients to create their durable siding product. Their proprietary blend of cement, sand, and cellulose is the result of extensive research, product development, and perfecting. The result of the James Hardie company’s extensive research and testing is a product that consistently outperforms its competition (wood and vinyl). Its durable makeup, beauty, and robust protection for homes are just a few of the things homeowners love about this siding.
Another component that contributes to James Hardie’s cost is which type of color application you choose. This outstanding siding comes either pre-primed and ready to paint any color after installation, or it can be purchased with factory baked-on color, called ColorPlus® Technology.
ColorPlus gives you outstanding fade resistance, UV resistance, and color that lasts. The 15-year warranty on ColorPlus Technology gives homeowners confidence. ColorPlus gives you the opportunity to choose from handpicked color combinations that will bring out the best in your home. It literally takes the guesswork out of what will look fabulous on your home, and what works well with your geographical region. Here are the primary ColorPlus shades:
- The Statement Collection™ delivers the most popular ColorPlus shades in your region. Locally stocked and readily available, this array of colors comes in neutral, warm, light, and dark.
- The Dream Collection™ allows you to enjoy inspiring possibilities with over 700 ColorPlus finishes available that are perfect for HardiePlank siding styles and textures.
The Importance of Written Estimates
A written estimate is the primary way you can discover precisely what James Hardie siding will cost. In general, James Hardie is currently priced at $10–12 per square feet, with the added cost of siding removal.
James Hardie Installation Contractor
At Falcon Exteriors, we understand it can feel overwhelming to need siding replacement. We take time to listen to your needs, and guide you toward the best siding materials, styles, texture, and color to exceed your expectations while staying in budget.
Falcon Exteriors is a James Hardie Preferred Contractor, a status granted by the James Hardie company which ensures we adhere to the manufacturer’s best practices when installing your siding.
Being a James Hardie Preferred Contractor establishes that we have a professional sales approach, a satisfactory credit report, we’re state-licensed, and have liability insurance of $1,000,000 per occurrence for your safety. As part of the requirements to have this distinguished title, the James Hardie company conducts background checks with our past clients.