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Is James Hardie Siding Worth the Investment?

When home siding wears out, shows signs of damage, or suffers the harmful effects of moisture or pest infestation—it’s time for siding replacement. The great news is that your new siding will bring a solid return on investment and simplify your home maintenance if you choose a well-made product that lasts.

If you decide on a long-lasting product like fiber cement siding, your initial investment will ensure your home is well protected for up to 50 years—making it a smart choice.

Fiber cement’s sturdy makeup creates the ideal protective barrier for your home from severe storms and its 24/7 exposure to the elements. James Hardie is the most popular brand of fiber cement siding, and for a host of good reasons.  

What Influences James Hardie Siding Cost?

If you’re wondering about the cost of Hardie Board siding, and if it’s worth it, begin with the end in mind. Choosing new siding isn’t just about seeing where you can trim costs to get the least expensive option at the moment.

When it comes to cost, your siding choice should be made with practical facts in mind about how it will perform over the years, how long it will last, and how prone it is to needing maintenance and repairs.

Here are some of the factors that go into the cost of Hardie siding.

Makes Your Home Beautiful

Hardie Board will bring out the best in your home’s looks. Customize your siding with the perfect texture, color, and style you love. You’ll get eye-catching curb appeal and top resale value for your home.

Featured Hardie Siding Project

See how American Way Exteriors helped one homeowner solve their woodpecker damage problem with James Hardie siding.

Gives You a Wide Variety of Customization Options

Beautiful Hardie siding comes with a look that’s perfect for your home. Choose from timeless horizontal lap siding, contemporary vertical siding, or shingles that look like wood—minus the upkeep.  

Delivers Low Maintenance

Your home should be a place you go to relax, reboot, and enjoy life. Wood siding requires tedious upkeep that cuts into your free time. In contrast, Hardie Board gives you the low maintenance you’ve dreamed of, so you can spend your time doing the things you love most.  

Comes with an Amazing Warranty

The 30-year, non-prorated, transferable limited warranty Hardie siding comes with gives you peace of mind your investment is well covered. James Hardie ColorPlus® technology comes with a 15-year warranty, ensuring it won’t chip or peel.

Stands up to Weather

Durable fiber cement won’t allow moisture intrusion. It resists damages from hail and wind-blown debris, and stands up to sudden and extreme temperature changes.

Resists Pests

While wood tends to attract woodpeckers, squirrels, and damaging pests like termites, Hardie siding resists these pests due to its resilient makeup.

Is James Hardie Siding right for your home?

Our “Complete Hardie Siding Guide” can help you decide.

Lasts up to 50 Years

The durable nature of Hardie siding causes it to last up to 50 years! Made of cement, sand, and cellulose, this attractive siding looks like wood but feels and performs more like cement. It’s heavy and thick, so it can stand up to the elements with ease.  

Is Third-Party Tested

HardiePlank siding is backed by the highly esteemed Good Housekeeping Seal, which is awarded after a product’s rigorous evaluation and testing by the Good Housekeeping Research Institute. Their state-of-the-art equipment ensures your siding will stand up against weather, water, fire, fading, and more.

Stands up to Fire

While wood siding fuels a fire and vinyl melts in a fire, Hardie siding’s noncombustible makeup resists fires, making your home a safer place.

Screens Their Contractors

The Hardie company screens and certifies their contractors to ensure you get the best long-term results from their product. Elite Preferred Contractor status is awarded when a contractor meets the following requirements:

  • Complies with the Hardie company’s best practices for installation
  • Ensures a professional sales approach
  • Has a satisfactory credit report
  • Is state licensed
  • Carries liability insurance of $1,000,000 per occurrence
  • Passes a satisfactory background check with past clients

How Does the Cost of Hardie Siding Compare to Vinyl?

Hardie siding is less expensive than brick, and more expensive (initially) than vinyl.  

Ask anyone who has lived in a home covered by vinyl siding, and you’ll likely hear about the frequent dents from wind-blown debris, the lack of visual appeal, and high maintenance.

Is Hardie Board more expensive than vinyl siding? You be the judge. Although the initial cost of HardiePlank siding is more than vinyl, it lasts significantly longer, looks more beautiful, protects your home better, and gives you the low-maintenance exterior you deserve.

As seen by the over 8,000,000 homeowners who chose to cover their home with Hardie siding, the long-term benefits of Hardie Board are worth the investment.

Hardie Board Siding Installed the Right Way

Two factors go into the long-term performance of your siding:  

  • The makeup and manufacturer of your siding
  • The contractor you hire to install it
James Hardie Elite Preferred Remodeler

When you invest in durable, beautiful Hardie Board siding, you can rest at ease that it will last and look gorgeous for decades. To ensure your siding performs the way it should over its lifetime, carefully choose who you will hire to install it. Make sure they are a James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractor (like us), so you know the team of installation specialists have met Hardie’s strict requirements.

At American Way Exteriors, we understand how overwhelming it can feel to need new siding. That’s why we created a simple process to help you select the best-customized options for your long-term needs.

We offer financing options so you don’t have to wait to tackle your home exterior upgrades. Our simple online application makes it super convenient to compare pre-qualified rates (in less than 2 minutes) and offers helpful tips to match you with the right financing.

Take a moment to learn more about how James Hardie siding can transform your home’s looks and ensure its protection for decades.

Read Our Rave Reviews

American Way Exteriors has earned numerous positive reviews for our outstanding service. Read about our customers’ pleasant experiences working with us, then contact us today to learn how we can improve your home with new siding and roofing.

"Jake Preston is amazing! We had wind damage to our roof. Jake assisted us through every step. Making sure we had no unanswered questions. His professionalism and kindness is unmatched. The crew was respectful and detailed oriented. Thank you Jake and American Way!"

Michelle G.

"Replaced the existing siding on my home. Contact and price were discussed thoroughly during the initial discussions. Workers arrived at the scheduled time and were professional in the removal, new installation, cleanup, and onsite conduct. Communication between supervisors, installers and myself was on a daily basis and any issues were addressed immediately. Would not hesitate to use this company again or recommend them."

Beecher R.

"We chose American Way Exteriors to replace our old vinyl siding with Hardie board siding and trim. Throughout the entire process we found the team to be very professional and receptive to our questions about the project. They were constantly in touch with us about when work would start, what to expect each day of the project, and followed up to see if we had concerns. As the project began it was very apparent our house had suffered from poor installation by the builder years ago. The American Way team worked to fix the problems, keeping us well informed along the way. We could not be happier with the finished project both cosmetically and structurally. This is definitely a company we highly recommend exterior projects!"

Kathy G.

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