Consider replacing your existing siding with HardiePlank or HardieShingles (or both) instead.
Replacing existing siding with Hardie siding is a popular choice for many homeowners looking to improve the look and durability of their homes. Hardie siding, also known as fiber cement siding, is known for its strength, resistance to fire, rot, and insects, and its ability to withstand extreme weather conditions.
When it comes to replacing existing siding with Hardie siding, we first remove and dispose of the existing siding and then install new Hardie siding in its place. This process is relatively straightforward, and can be done by a professional siding contractor or by a handy homeowner with the proper tools and experience.
Before beginning a siding replacement project, it is important to consider the cost of the project. Hardie siding is typically more expensive than other types of siding, but it is also more durable and long-lasting. Homeowners should also consider the cost of labor and any additional materials that may be needed.
When choosing Hardie siding, homeowners should also consider the climate in their area. Some types of Hardie siding, such as HardiePlank, are better suited for areas with high winds or heavy rain, while others, such as HardieShingle, are better for areas with milder climates. Hardie also offers a wide range of colors and textures, providing homeowners with a variety of options to choose from to match their home’s aesthetic.
Hardie can come in factory colors, but we prefer typically to install factory primed Hardie and then apply a masonry primer and two topcoats of Sherwin Williams’ Duration finish paint so our customers can get exactly the color scheme the desire. The pre-primed Hardie is also a much more cost-effective choice than the predetermined colored planks.
It is also important to find a professional contractor who has experience with Hardie siding installation. A reputable contractor will be able to provide you with a detailed estimate for the cost of the project and will be able to answer any questions you may have about the process. You can also check their references and ask to see examples of their previous work.
Replacing existing siding with Hardie siding can be a great way to improve the appearance and protection of your home. With the right materials and contractor, your home can have a beautiful new look that will last for years to come. Hardie siding is a durable, long-lasting and attractive option that will provide your home with the protection it needs while adding value to your property.