James Hardie Siding FAQs

Choosing the right siding for your home is an important decision that can affect your property value and determine how protected your house is from the elements. Here at MHX Designs, one of our most popular siding options is James Hardie siding, a durable fiber cement siding brand. 

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To find out if James Hardie siding is right for your home, browse through some of our frequently asked questions about this high-quality product. 

What Is Fiber Cement Siding Made From?

James Hardie siding uses only the finest raw materials, a combination of Portland cement, natural wood fibers, finely-ground sand, and water. The company then uses its unique manufacturing process to turn the materials into the most durable siding material on the market.

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How Will James Hardie Siding Hold Up in Pennsylvania Weather?

Living here in Southeastern Pennsylvania, you know we get our fair share of wet, cold, and humid weather. James Hardie siding is specifically designed to withstand weather extremes like wind, rain, heat, snow, ice, and more. When you choose James Hardie siding for your home, you’ll never have to worry about protecting your home from Mother Nature. 

How Much Does James Hardie Siding Cost?

Without knowing specific details about your home, we can’t give you an exact price, but we can tell you that James Hardie siding offers more value than most other siding materials. While it can cost a bit more than other options like vinyl siding, it also lasts longer and requires less maintenance. This can save you money over the life of your siding. Learn more about our pricing to help you start budgeting for your siding replacement project.

How Long Does James Hardie Siding Last?

One reason our customers love James Hardie siding is that it’s built to last longer than other similar types of siding. In fact, in some cases, it can even last up to 50 years! Because James Hardie siding offers a baked-on color option, your siding won’t fade over time and you’ll never have to worry about painting or staining it. 

Beyond that, James Hardie siding is built with durability in mind, and it’s resistant to damage from wind, water, heat, termites, pests, fire, and more. 

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How Much Maintenance Does James Hardie Siding Require?

We understand that most of our customers would like to take a “set it and forget it” approach to their siding. Another benefit of James Hardie siding is that it requires much less maintenance than other siding materials. All you have to do is rinse it down with a garden hose and a soft brush once or twice a year to keep it looking good as new. 

What Kind of Warranty Does James Hardie Offer?

James Hardie siding products come with a 30-year, non-prorated warranty. Beyond that, their trim products have a 15-year non-prorated warranty. This is one of the best siding warranties on the market.

Does James Hardie Siding Offer Styles That Will Match My Home?

Without even seeing your current home, we can confidently say yes! James Hardie siding offers a variety of options that will perfectly fit modern, contemporary, traditional, Victorian homes, and everything in between. With lap, board and batten, shingle, and mixed medium siding options, you’re sure to find something that will make your home look timeless. 

Schedule a Consultation for Your James Hardie Siding Project

Now that you know more about what makes James Hardie siding the top replacement choice for homeowners in our service area, why not take the next step for your own project? Contact our team today to request a free consultation to start planning your siding replacement.