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James Hardie Siding Most FAQ

Most Often Asked Questions About James Hardie Siding

What is Hardie siding?

     It is a durable siding that looks amazing, long-lasting, and comes with a great warranty. It’s made of cement, sand, and cellulose fibers.

How much Hardie siding do I need?

Estimate the number of linear feet of siding needed by multiplying the width of the wall in feet by the number of courses. Boards are most commonly sold in 12′ lengths. Divide the linear footage by 12′ to find the number of boards needed to cover the wall.

​Can Hardie siding get wet?

Luckily, it takes lots of water to saturate Hardie products! It’s no problem for a contractor to install James Hardie products in light rain. ​

Why James Hardie siding?

Durable and up to 5x thicker than vinyl siding. It easily stands up to the elements, resisting damage from wind, rain, freezing temperatures, and hail, and gives homes years of protection with low maintenance.

​Where is Hardie Siding made?

On February 21 of 2020, JamesHardie has expanded its production and opened a new manufacturing plant locally in Tacoma, Washington.

Does Hardie siding need to be painted?

When you purchase prefinished ColorPlus® no need to worry about painting it when it’s time to install. Unfinished styles, on the other hand, should be painted quickly after installation.

​Which nails for Hardie siding?

Fasteners must be corrosion resistant, galvanized, or stainless steel. Electro-galvanized nails are acceptable for use with James Hardie Siding Products but may exhibit premature corrosion. James Hardie recommends the use of quality, hot-dipped galvanized nails.

Can Hardie siding be power washed?

Please don’t use a high-pressure power washer to get the job done, as it turns out a low-pressure hose and a soft medium bristle (nonmetal) brush is the best way to remove dirt and debris from James Hardie® siding and trim.

​Who sells JamesHardie siding?

KV construction supplies JamesHardie along with installation services. Get your free quote now.