Re-siding your Indianapolis home with fiber cement siding is a wise investment that pays off for decades. When you choose America’s #1 siding — James Hardie — you’ll benefit from its robust makeup, weather resistance, pest resistance, enduring color, insulation qualities, and more. Its style maximizes curb appeal that you get to enjoy while living in your home (and benefit from when it’s time to sell).
What makes up the total cost of installing Hardie siding? Let’s explore the elements that combine to create your siding installation’s overall price. (And by the way, you’re going to love your new siding!)
Factors that Make up the Cost of Re-siding Your Home with James Hardie
Once you decide it’s time to re-side your home, and you review the material options, it’s easy to spot the winner: James Hardie. Here are some of the details that go into the price of re-siding with Hardie Board.
1. Your home’s architecture
The more detail there is to your home’s design, the more labor it will take to install your new siding.
2. The size of your home
The bigger your home, the more material and manpower it will take to install your replacement siding. Two-story homes generally take more siding and more manpower to re-side. Your home’s layout will also factor in when it comes to your overall replacement siding cost.
3. The finish you choose for your siding
The Hardie company offers two main categories of siding finish: ColorPlus technology (factory-baked finish that comes with a 15-year warranty), or pre-primed boards (these need to be painted after installation). Your choice within these two main categories will impact your overall cost to re-side your home.
4. Your current siding’s removal
The siding you have on your home at this time will need to be removed and disposed of. If the removal of your siding uncovers unwanted damage from moisture infiltration or pests, the damage will need to be repaired before your new siding is installed.
5. Your choice in your new siding’s style
There are several decisions to make when it comes to style, and they will impact the overall cost of re-siding your home. Choose from HardiePlank (horizontal lap siding), HardiePanel (vertical panels), HardieShingle (mimics cedar shake), HardieTrim (for doors and windows), HardieSoffit (finishing touch), and HardieWrap (weather barrier). Each of these has a different price point and will impact your overall cost for re-siding.
6. Specialized training for your installation team
The James Hardie company is smart. They don’t honor their warranty unless Hardie siding is installed by contractors they certify themselves. That means the team goes through specialized training on exactly how to handle Hardie materials and install it with the precise techniques the manufacturer trained them to use. While labor is part of the price of your siding replacement, going with a certified contractor is super valuable because you can be sure your siding installation was done right the first time!
7. Where you live
Siding installation prices vary based on the part of the country you live in and if you live in an urban or rural setting.
Cost Isn’t the Only Factor When It Comes to Siding Replacement
While finances are an important factor in your overall decision to replace your siding, realize that there are two other vital elements:
- Who you hire to install your siding
- The lifespan of the siding material you choose
When you choose a reputable James Hardie Preferred Contractor (like us!), your installation will be done according to the Hardie company’s best practices, and you can rest at ease that your siding will perform as it was designed to—for up to 50 years.
The Hardie 30-year warranty on the material and 15-year warranty on the finish are evidence that you can rely on your new siding—and it will outlast other materials, making it a sound investment.
Hardie siding may be an investment initially, but it will pay off for decades!
Long-Lasting James Hardie Siding Installation
At Craftsman Exterior Remodeling, our owner worked at the James Hardie company for over ten years, so he knows what works and what doesn’t when installing this outstanding siding in the Indianapolis area.
Learn more about how James Hardie Siding can give you eye-catching curb appeal and increase the value of your home while protecting it from Indianapolis weather.