Are Contractors Installing James Hardie Siding Correctly?

If you’re in the market for a new siding solution for your home, chances are you’ve come across James Hardie Siding. As the industry’s leader in fiber cement siding, HardiePlank is made to stand the test of time while also increasing your home’s curb appeal and resale value. However, the product is only as good as the contractor installing it. Find out how you can tell if your contractor is installing James Hardie Siding correctly or not.

Is there an official process to install James Hardie Siding?

With over 8 million homes across North America clad in this best-selling fiber cement siding, James Hardie has invested countless hours of research and development to create not only the best siding, but the best installation process as well.

Your local contractor should be up-to-date with all of Hardie’s best practices from preparation, installation, and follow-up. James Hardie has a dedicated website for contractors to access which provides ample information regarding best practices, installation guides, and more. They even created videos to help educate installers and homeowners alike.

Each area of the country has specifically designed products to meet the needs of the climate and create lasting durability and value. In Southeastern Pennsylvania, we’re in Hardie Zone 5, which has its own custom installation guide which helps ensure that contractors installing James Hardie products are following the official process to deliver the best results. We are proud to follow the best practices so that our clients always receive the highest quality installation and enjoy their home’s beautiful new exterior for years to come.

12 James Hardie Quality Install Diagram
A detailed graphic of critical details for a proper siding installation.

Who is the most qualified contractor to install HardiePlank?

James Hardie hasn’t become the nation’s top home exterior product manufacturer without setting extremely high standards for not only themselves, but for the contractors they recognize as Elite Preferred Contractors. To be awarded this title, contractors must meet an extensive list of requirements and qualifications, one of which is thorough training on the proper installation techniques for all of their products. 

This training entails the newest techniques, tried and true tactics, and best practices that ensure a proper install. Because the ongoing training and education seminars are created and hosted by James Hardie, you can rest assured that contractors with the Elite Preferred Contractor title are installing their HardiePlank projects correctly and with care.

While we can’t speak for other home remodeling companies in our area, we can speak to our experience and vast number of successful HardiePlank installations and respective happy customers. MHX Designs is proud to be a James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractor as well as the most referred and recommended Hardie contractor in Montgomery, Bucks, and Chester Counties.

Ready to get started?

If you’re ready to upgrade your home’s curb appeal, enjoy a low-maintenance exterior, and increase your home’s resale value, give us a call or fill out a form to get in touch with one of our team members. We also offer our exclusive MHX Digital Experience where you can meet with a design specialist virtually and design your new home exterior from the comfort of your couch!