Understanding the Cost of James Hardie Siding

When you’re looking to replace your siding with the best of the best, it doesn’t get better than James Hardie siding. Not only is it beautiful, but it’s also durable and specifically designed to withstand our harsh Pennsylvania winters. So, how much does James Hardie siding cost?

Unfortunately, there’s no set answer to that question, as the cost of your project may vary wildly compared to your neighbor’s siding replacement. To help you get a better idea of how to budget for your Hardie siding project, you need to understand the different factors that play the biggest role in how much you’ll pay. We’ve outlined them all below!

The Siding Option You Choose

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One of the many reasons we recommend James Hardie siding to our customers is that it comes in a variety of styles that will appeal to any homeowner. Of course, the price per square footage varies based on which option you choose. 

We recommend browsing through the different siding options that James Hardie siding offers to get an idea of what you like. The Hardie® Plank Lap Siding and Hardie® Shingle Siding are two of the most popular choices in this region. From there, we can work with you to discuss your budget and help create a design that incorporates the look you love for a price that meets your needs

The Size of Your Home

One of the biggest factors that determine the cost of James Hardie siding for your project is the size of your house. After all, the bigger your home, the more materials you’ll need to cover it and the more expensive your project. 

For example, a new James Hardie siding installation on a 1,000 sq ft home may cost $15,000, while the same siding installed on a 3,000 sq ft home might be closer to $60,000. You can see more pricing estimates based on home size here.

The State of Your Existing Siding

Another thing to consider when budgeting for your project is your current siding. If it’s still in relatively good condition, it may be used as a substrate for the new James Hardie siding. In that case, you’ll need fewer new materials for your project and the cost will be lower. 

If your existing siding is in rough shape, we’ll need to completely remove it before installing your James Hardie siding. This extra labor can increase the cost of your project, especially if there is damage that needs to be repaired beneath the old siding. 

The Difficulty of the Installation

We love helping our customers customize their exteriors with James Hardie siding and trim. Oftentimes, this includes adding extra features during the siding replacement process. For example, you might want to replace your fascia or soffit at the same time you replace your siding for a cohesive new look. 

Or, you might want to paint your porch trim or garage door so those areas also look new and fresh. If so, remember to budget for these extras when planning your exterior remodel. 

The Installer You Hire

Finally, the installer you hire for the job will play a role in how much you pay. Unfortunately, some companies overcharge for installation just because they can. In other cases, an inexperienced James Hardie installer might offer a very low estimate, just to get you in the door. It won’t be until later that you realize they don’t know what they’re doing and there are problems with the installation. 

Here at MHX Designs, we aim to offer fair pricing to all of our customers, but we’ll never cut corners to offer you a lower price. We are proud to offer financing options to our customers as well as specials to help you transform your home’s exterior for a price that works with your budget. 

Request your Cost for James Hardie Siding

Now that you know more about the factors that impact the average cost of James Hardie siding, you can start to budget for your project. When you’re ready to get more specific numbers based on the factors we’ve outlined above, our team is here to help. 

Contact us to set up a free consultation so we can give you a more accurate estimate for your siding replacement project.