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Faulty siding leaves a home vulnerable to the elements. When moisture penetrates siding, wood rot can result, spread, and become quite costly to repair. The longer you wait to attend to siding problems, the greater the remodeling project to repair the damage done by old, worn out siding. Siding replacement gives homeowners the highest return on investment (ROI) in the remodeling industry. It boosts the resale value of your home, refreshes your home’s curb appeal, and protects it from the elements. It’s a major remodeling job, and comes with a price, but the good news is that most people only reside their home once. And when you reside with durable James Hardie® siding, it will last for decades and perform well in the process.

At Alco Products we understand there are a lot of factors that go into making a decision on which siding to choose for your home. That’s why we simplify the process by educating homeowners on the pros and cons of various siding replacement options, take into consideration their budget, and guide them toward the best selection for their specific needs. Take a look at what customers are saying about our services.

What factors contribute to the overall cost of installing James Hardie siding?
There are a variety of elements that make up the overall cost of James Hardie siding replacement.

1. Scope of project

The larger the project, the higher the price for James Hardie siding replacement. Siding installation costs are based on the square footage of your home. Discounts may apply to larger amounts of siding materials being purchased. But the labor involved, and the amount of materials needed, also impact the initial cost of replacement siding.

2. Contractor Qualifications

The James Hardie company has strict guidelines on how their siding products may be stored, handled, and installed on your dwelling. There are several reasons for these guidelines, including the ensuring of meeting the outstanding warranty standards for James Hardie siding. Trained and qualified James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractors install James Hardie siding, and meet the strict standards of the company, ensuring your siding will perform well for years to come.

3. Handling

James Hardie siding is super heavy and difficult to work with compared to vinyl siding. And therefore, James Hardie siding requires larger work crews to install it properly. The additional experts needed to install it contributes to the overall initial price.

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4. Warranty

James Hardie siding comes with the most robust warranty in the industry with up to a 30-year transferable warranty.

5. Composition

James Hardie siding is a unique siding product composed of a special blend of cement, sand, and cellulose fibers. It’s the result of decades of research, perfecting, and development by the respected James Hardie company. The end product? A siding material that outperforms its counterparts consistently. It’s been the leading siding material since the 1990s due to its high performance, beauty, and longevity. Both vinyl and wood siding make up James Hardie siding’s competition, and are no match for the durable makeup of fiber cement siding.

6. Color

The beautiful color of ColorPlus Technology and Hardie Trim boards come with a 15-year limited warranty. This gorgeous color is known to be fade resistant, and keeps your home looking great for years to come. This is also a factor that makes up James Hardie siding’s initial cost. James Hardie siding products are also available primed and ready for painting after installation—giving you endless color options from which to choose.

7. Location

Just as homes in one part of the country cost more than homes in another part of the U.S., siding costs vary with where you live as well. Areas near James Hardie production facilities enjoy a decrease in overall price due eliminating long transport needs of other areas of the country. If you enter your zip code into siding pricing calculators, you’ll see your location is a factor in your initial cost of siding replacement.

8. Siding contractor choice

Just as you have a choice in which siding replacement material to choose for your home, you have a choice in the contractor you choose to install it. This is no place to cut corners, because clearly, all contractors are not alike. Take time to research the company, their reviews, and their gallery before making a decision on who to hire. Interview at least three siding companies and choose the one that best meets your needs. Your selection of the right contractor can directly impact your overall cost for siding installation. Contractors have different margins for mark ups on materials, so take that into consideration as well when looking at your initial costs.

9. Customization

There are a variety of options from which to choose when investing in new siding. The options each have a price tag and will factor into your overall cost. Choose from a variety of customization options such as: siding color, siding texture, and fiber cement siding brand.

10. Architecture

Your home’s unique architecture may have a marginal effect on your siding installation costs. Keep in mind that old siding removal is part of your overall siding replacement cost.

Overall James Hardie siding replacement estimates

As mentioned above, there are many factors that go into your James Hardie siding initial cost. Numbers can vary based on the configurations of the elements listed above. Be sure to get a written estimate when you are in the market for siding, and don’t be afraid to ask about what impacts the cost. In general, James Hardie siding costs $10 to $12 per square foot, with additional costs to remove old siding.

Initial costs pay off in the long run

When homeowners in the DC Metro area decide on America’s top siding product, James Hardie, they invest in their future, and enjoy high performing, low maintenance, beautiful siding for decades. See our James Hardie siding installation services.

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