Hardie Board Siding Installation
Poor siding performance can be the result of improper installation. To get the longevity you deserve out of your James Hardie siding, it needs precise installation.
The James Hardie siding company truly goes the extra mile not only in their manufacturing of durable fiber cement siding, but also in its installation. They take the guesswork out of how to install their outstanding siding by educating and training their Preferred Contractors themselves. They then help homeowners easily connect with a James Hardie Preferred Contractor in their geographic area.
In addition to training contractors in how to properly install their siding, they implement strict requirements for James Hardie Preferred Contractors including:
- Compliance with installation best practices
- Regular and random installation audits by James Hardie
- Satisfactory background checks with at least 10 past clients
- Professional sales approach
- Good credit report
- Good record with the BBB or other accredited agencies
- Licensed and fully bonded
- Liability insurance of $1,000,000 per occurrence
- Workman’s compensation insurance
You can rest at ease knowing your siding will perform as it was designed to because it was installed the right way. When you hire a James Hardie Preferred Contractor to install your siding, you can have confidence in its longevity.
How to Prepare for the Siding Installation Process
The more you prepare for your siding installation, the smoother things will go and the less likely it is you’ll incur any damage to any of your property—like your landscaping.
Make Siding Access Simple
Create the easiest access to your current siding by trimming trees and bushes back so your siding is easy to get to. This will safeguard your landscaping and speed up the siding installation process.
Declutter Your Yard
Put all garden tools, your child’s toys, and potted plants out of the way so the siding installation crew won’t have to work their way around outdoor clutter.
Create Space in Your Driveway
A container will be placed in your driveway to dispose of your old siding, so clear out your cars and other items.
Make Plans for Pets and Kids
Make plans to keep pets indoors or away from home during the siding installation process. Plan indoor activities or spend the day away from home with your kids to ensure their safety as your siding is installed.
Prepare Your Home’s Interior
Siding may be installed on your home exterior, but you need to take precautions in your interior to prevent damage. Walls tend to shake throughout the siding installation process, so remove your home’s wall décor while you are having siding installed.
The Siding Installation Process
The siding installation process takes roughly 10-12 days depending on your home’s square footage, how many stories your home has, how difficult it is to get to your siding due to landscaping, and any extra trim or decorative features you plan to have the contractor add to your siding.
If your siding needs to be painted after it’s installed, that will take additional time—generally 5 days—depending on your home size.
Here’s what to expect when you have James Hardie siding installed.
1. Your Existing Siding Is Removed and Disposed of
Your home’s current siding, trim, fascia, and soffit will be disposed of to make room for your James Hardie siding.
2. Your Home Exterior Will Be Repaired If Needed
Once your siding is removed, if your contractor finds water damage such as wood rot, or any other damage, they will repair it before beginning the siding installation process.
3. Your Windows and Doors Will Be Wrapped
Any portion of your home exterior that could be damaged in the siding installation process will be securely covered to avoid damage.
4. James HardieWrap Weather Barrier Is Installed
This non-woven, non-perforated house wrap helps your home breathe while resisting moisture penetration.
5. Your New Siding Will Be Installed
This is the most important step and takes up the bulk of the installation time.
6. Your New Siding Will Be Painted
Although James Hardie fiber cement siding is available in a fade resistant, baked on ColorPlus application, it also can be ordered in its pre-primed state so you can have it painted any color you choose after installation. If your siding comes pre-primed, it will generally take up to 5 days to have your home painted.
Since Hardie Board siding is 5 times heavier than vinyl, it’s more labor intensive to install, and requires more than one person to maneuver each board.
What Homeowners Love About New James Hardie Siding
Over 8,000,000 homes in America are protected by James Hardie siding, and for good reason. Engineered for Climate, Hardie Board siding stands up to severe weather. James Siding will help you to:
- Increase your home’s curb appeal
- Boost your home’s resale value
- Decrease your utility costs
- Enjoy low maintenance
- Get peace of mind with a 30-year warranty
- Customize your home’s looks to match its architecture and your style
- Get an updated look with board-and-batten design or a timeless look with HardiePlank lap siding
- Choose from vertical or horizontal panels to get the best look for your home
Looking for a Stress-Free Siding Installation Process?
Don’t settle for an inferior siding contractor. Falcon Exteriors—a James Hardie Preferred siding replacement contractor—takes the stress out of siding installation by installing your new siding with precision and care.
As part of the Remodel Association of Georgia, we are held to strict installation standards and dedicated to the professional development of the industry. We provide exceptional customer service, and treat your project with care.
Since we are James Hardie Preferred Contractors, your 30-year non-prorated transferable warranty is protected. And homeowners appreciate our affordable financing, making their remodeling feasible and simple.
There’s a host of benefits to James Hardie siding including beauty, customization, pest and fire resistance, and reliable third-party testing. Click here to learn more about durable James Hardie siding.