FAQ James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding

What does being a James Hardie Preferred Remodeler mean?

  • James Hardie partners with some of the best contractors from around the country so that you can rest assured knowing your James Hardie® Fibercement siding will be installed correctly.
  • Quality checks are initiated on every James Hardie project installed by a Preferred Remodeler using GuildQuality – a 3rd party customer satisfaction surveying service.
  • All James Hardie Preferred Remodelers must meet a specific set of requirements prior to gaining membership to our program.
    • Compliance with Installation Best Practices
    • Regular & Random Installation Audits by James Hardie
    • Professional Sales Approach
    • Satisfactory record with the BBB or other Accredited Agency
    • Satisfactory credit report
    • State Licensed*
    • Fully Bonded*
    • Liability insurance $1,000,000 per occurrence
    • Workman’s compensation Insurance*
    • Satisfactory background check with at least 10 past clients

How much does James Hardie Fibercement siding cost ?

James Hardie Fibercement siding costs largely dependent  on job specifics, please call for details.

What is difference between Fibercement vs vinyl siding ?

1. A siding made of fiber cement is more durable than a siding made from vinyl.

2. The fiber cement siding costs a bit more than the vinyl siding.

3. Fiber cement comes in a brick facade or a real wood texture. On the other hand, vinyl siding comes in penetrating colors.

4. The fiber cement siding comes with inter-laminated bond strength, which makes it a great choice for cold climates.

What is difference between vinyl vs cedar vs Fibercement siding ?

 VinylCedar LapFiber Cement
AppearanceSeveral styles and colors available that simulate the look of wood lap siding.Smooth and rough-sawn textures available in a variety of widths.Lap and shake style options with natural looking wood grain textures.
MaintenanceVirtually maintenance free.Requires ongoing maintenance of stain or paint every few years.Low maintenance. Long-lasting finish available with occasional painting recommended.
DurabilityVarious grades and qualities of this product are available, depending on the manufacturer.Susceptible to woodpecker and other wildlife damage.Extremely durable and long-lasting.
Costs (Including Installation)Lowest costHighest cost and requires the additional cost of applying a finish.Higher cost, but not as high as cedar


How long will a James Hardie Fibercement siding project take ?

Our average strip and James Hardie Fibercement siding project is 7-10 days.

What is the process to install James Hardie Fibercement siding?

  • Customer meeting to determine requirements
  • Style, trim and colors chosen
  • Design & paperwork complete
  • Permits pulled
  • Stock delivered
  • Dumpsters delivered and siding stripped
  • Inspect for visible rot or decay (fix if applicable)
  • Hardie Wrap installed and all seams taped
  • Trim installed
  • Siding installed per manufacturers’ specifications
  • Caulk all seams per manufacturers specifications
  • Final inspection and customer sign-off.

Will I be able to stay at home while James Hardie Fibercement siding work is being done ?

Yes, we have never had to have someone temporarily move out for a siding project.

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