FAQs about Your James Hardie Siding Installation

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It’s quite natural that you will have questions about your James Hardie siding installation. Siding is not something most people buy every day. More likely, once or twice in their lives.

Having James Hardie siding installed is very different from other types of siding. Be sure to be ready with your questions before the contractors arrive to do the installation.

FAQs about Your James Hardie Siding Installation

Having new James Hardie siding installed can be an overwhelming proposition. If you have never had new siding installed, here are a few questions you can ask.

How Long Will it Take?

This is a great question. The answer will depend on what type of siding you are having installed, how big your house is, and the weather. Be prepared for it to take about two weeks.

On average, it takes about 10-15 working days, but you should always prepare for delays. There can be unforeseen issues, like damage under your current siding, or other matters that are out of anyone’s control.

Is James Hardie Siding too heavy for my House?

No. This is another common question regarding your James Hardie siding installation. While it is true that the fiber cement siding is heavier than some types of siding, there is no problem with it being installed on your home.

Your home is inspected to make sure it is in ideal condition to have the siding installed. It is attached to load-bearing walls and securely attached to make sure there is no movement.

Does the James Hardie Siding Go Over Top of my old Siding?

No. Your old siding needs to be removed first. This is done to make sure there is no damage underneath your old siding. We can inspect everything and make repairs if needed.

The new James Hardie siding needs to be attached to your walls directly. It can’t go over the top of the old siding, nor would you want it to. It needs to have a weather barrier installed first, for extra protection.

How Long Will It Last?

This is another great question about your James Hardie siding installation. James Hardie fiber cement has a 30-year non-prorated, transferable warranty. That’s pretty amazing, so if you take care of your siding, it will take care of you.

How Much Does James Hardie Siding Cost?

While this is a common question, it’s more than the cost. While James Hardie siding is more expensive than a few other siding materials, it makes up for it with durability, low maintenance, and its resistance to pests, fire, and water damage.

Other types of siding require high maintenance like paint, repairs, inspections, and constant care against moisture, mold, woodpeckers, and damage from cold or hot weather.

How Will I Know if it Looks Ok?

Well, you can. We have multiple design services that can help you decide which siding type to purchase. Try on different styles and colors before settling on which style to purchase.

Our design visualizers can help you to see what the siding and color will look like on your home. Remove the guesswork from trying to imagine what your house will look like when it is finished.

James Hardie Siding Installation

We understand that getting new siding is a big deal. If you have more questions about James Hardie siding installations contact us here at Craftsman’s Choice.

You can also contact us here for a free estimate. Our team of certified James Hardie Siding installers has completed thousands of Twin Cities siding projects. No Minnesota siding contractor has more experience.

Ben Juncker


When Ben Juncker was sitting in his high school career planning class, siding installer was not on his list of potential career paths. As with most people in the construction industry, certain questionable life choices led to a point where they were wearing a tool belt, working with their hands. His path started just this way and he would not change a thing. Those early years in his business of scraping and clawing their way to profitability and stability, have helped him to build a culture of hard work and perseverance at Craftsman’s Choice. Ben started his company in 1998 and they installed their first James Hardie job in 2000. Since that time Craftsman’s Choice has become one of the nation’s top James Hardie Remodelers. They have won James Hardie’s prestigious President’s Club award every year since it’s inception in 2015.

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