It is not uncommon for homeowners to have questions before beginning a James Hardie siding project. Here we have gathered some homeowners most frequently asked questions.
Where can I purchase James Hardie siding?
Since you will be working with a EMA Construction’s qualified contractors to install your James Hardie products, we will be purchasing the materials on your behalf based on your specific project needs.
How much does HardiePlank siding cost?
At the top of most homeowners’ list is obviously price. When choosing HardiePlank lap siding it is easy to compare it to other building materials. For example, HardiPlank siding is more expensive than vinyl siding, less expensive than brick, equal or less in price than the composite siding, and costs less than stucco.
Every James Hardie siding project varies in the amount of labor and materials. EMA Construction prefers to give homeowners estimates that include both labor and materials based on your specific needs allowing us to give you the best idea of overall project costs. Contact us for a free estimate.
Please visit our James Hardie Siding website page to view our projects in and around the Greater Cincinnati, Ohio area.
What maintenance is required?
Regardless of the environment and geographical area you live in, we recommend performing the following basic cleaning and maintenance to James Hardie siding once installed:
- Wash down the exterior siding every 6 to 12 months with either a garden or low pressure water to remove dirt and debris.
- Regularly clean out your gutters and pipes.
- Re-apply caulking when signs of wear begin to show.
- Keep as much of your landscaping (shrubs, bushes, trees, etc) away from the side of your home.
What color options are available?
James Hardie uses ColorPlus© Technology on their siding resulting in attractive finishes. Read our blog post Choose from Over 25 James Hardie Siding Colors to view color options available in your area.
Is it difficult to repair HardiePlank siding?
No, most dents, chips, or cracks in James Hardie siding or trim products can be repaired by filling the damaged area(s) with cementitious patching compound.
Is James Hardie siding waterproof?
Yes, James Hardie siding is waterproof as well as fire resistant.
Each James Hardie siding project timeline is different based on the style and size of the home. Contact us for a free estimate and our experts can give you a better idea of a timeline.
How long does James Hardie siding last?
James Hardie backs its products with a 30 year warranty, and most homes have it last for up to 50 years or more.
Is HardiPlank siding painted or stained?
HardiPlank siding is a painted product. Read more on James Hardie’s ColorPlus© Technology.
What is Fiber Cement?
Fiber Cement is composed of cement, sand & cellulose fibers which gives the siding a real wood appearance with the maintenance of vinyl siding.
If you are considering James Hardie siding, contact EMA Construction for more information. EMA Construction’s qualified contractors are able to advise you based on your needs and make sure you’ll get the most life out of your siding and best value for your dollar.