James Hardie Siding FAQ’s
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Choosing a home siding can be a daunting process. It’s a whole new arena to become familiar with, and it’s not uncommon to have questions.
Here we’ve compiled homeowners’ most frequently asked questions.
Where can I buy HardiePlank® lap siding, HardiePanel® vertical siding, HardieTrim® boards or HardieShingle® siding?
K&B Home Remodelers is a James Hardie Preferred Elite Siding Applicator of all James Hardie exterior cladding and trim. This means we have been trained and tested by the manufacturer with regards to all aspects of the products, including, proper handling, storage, safety as well as application and best practices.
How much does HardiePlank® lap siding cost?
K&B is happy to provide you with a free detailed proposal using our patented One-Click Contractor™ Estimating Software that utilizing state of the art digital measurements that calculate every aspect of your home down to the inch.
I’m just looking for a price and don’t want anyone coming out to my home, can I get a ballpark?
Absolutely, and better than a ballpark price we can give you a full quote provided you’re willing to snap a few pictures for us. Call us, and we’ll send you our measuring app to your iPhone or Android, and all you have to do is follow the instructions and within 24 hours we can, measure, design and quote your job remotely. No salesmen!
Is there a way to see the siding on my house, so I’ll know what it will look like?
Yes, we offer full design renderings with our One-Click Contractor™ Software. Using either a photo or a digital wireframe model we can apply all the products in the James Hardie Catalog in all the available colors as well as major brands of roofing, doors, windows and our custom porticos so you can see what your home will look like.
How do your prices compare to the prices of brick and vinyl?
While prices vary from market to market, this is how HardiePlank® siding contrasts in installed price with its competitors.
- More expensive than vinyl
- Equal or less than fullback vinyl
- Less expensive than brick
- Equal or less than hardboard or composite siding
- Less expensive than synthetic stucco
What types of trim can be used with HardiePlank® lap siding?
The following are suitable trim products for use with HardiePlank® lap siding:
- Fiber Cement
- Real Wood
- Engineered Wood
- Coated or Corrosion-Resistant Aluminum
Can I use HardiePanel® lap siding as skirting material on a mobile home?
Yes. However, it needs to be installed following our written installation instructions for HardiePanel® siding regarding framing, joints, paint, and clearances above ground. James Hardie provides a 1-year limited product warranty for HardiePanel® used as skirting on a mobile home.
What is HardieWrap® weather barrier used for?
HardieWrap® weather barrier may be utilized as both a water-resistive barrier and as an air barrier in accordance with nationally recognized residential and commercial building codes as specified in ESR-2658, HardieWrap® weather barrier is installed over the sheathing, beneath the exterior siding (cladding) to reduce water infiltration and air infiltration, while allowing potentially damaging water to escape from the building interior.
How is HardieWrap® weather barrier better than other housewraps?
In independent tests, HardieWrap® weather barrier outperformed its nearest competition in each of these categories: water holdout, air penetration resistance, and tear resistance.