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James Hardie Siding

James Hardie Fiber Cement siding is the most durable siding option. The larger bevel and profile create a premium distinction, similar to wood, and it’s offered in a full range of styles and colors.

Common Questions

What is Hardie Board Siding?

Hardie Board or James Hardie Board is a Fiber Cement siding product. It is made up of cement, sand, water, and fibrous cellulose, making it highly durable. It is in many cases a much better product than traditional vinyl siding.

What is the lifespan of James Hardie siding?

James Hardie siding comes backed by a 30 year warranty but can outlast that warranty when properly installed and maintained. The paint warranty on Hardie Board is 25 years. James Hardie can be painted so it is important to paint James Hardie at the 25 year mark. A great benefit of this is that, if after 25 years, you want to change the color it is a great time to do so!

How long does siding installation take?

Most siding projects are installed within 5 days.

James Hardie booth bay blue siding with standing seam metal roofing.
James Hardie rough shake with white trim.
Red James Hardie Lap Woodgrain Siding.
James Hardie lap siding.
Install process of the Capital Improvements employees installing James Hardie siding.
James Hardie Board & Batten.

Hardie styles

Plank Lap

Traditional and timeless. Sleek and strong. Hardie® Plank lap siding is not just the best-selling product—it’s the most popular brand of siding in North America, protecting and beautifying more homes from coast to coast.

James Hardie cedarmill lap siding.
James Hardie lap siding.
James Hardie cedarmill lap siding.


Shake shingle siding (also referred to as shingle siding) can add instant character with unique staggering to any style home, anywhere.

James Hardie perfection shake.


You can create your dream design using the contemporary textures and architectural lines of these unique panels and trims.

James Hardie artisan smooth siding.
James Hardie artisan siding.

Board & Batten

Board & Batten siding has become popular in recent years due to its clean lines and ability to make a home stand out from the rest.

James Hardie Board & Batten Smooth.
James Hardie Board & Batten Cedar Mill panel.

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My husband and I met with Pat Jewell and he was such a pleasure to work with. Very knowledgeable and kind. We felt comfortable with this company.
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Seth and install team were organized and project went smoothly. Entire team was responsive and kept in touch throughout the process.
They replaced my roof including skylights in April 2023 and I am very satisfied. Melinda as my first contact was very professional and got me on the schedule quickly.
It was easy to work with Pat to get a quote. We did both a roof on our house and our shed, we also had new gutters put on our den. The crew was very hardworking and efficient.
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