James Hardie Siding Price Factors For Your Centennial Siding Replacement Project

We are sure you realize that replacing the siding on your house is a big deal.  If you have been considering or looking for siding for your Centennial home you have likely already realized it is expensive and not something you want to do again.  But, if your siding is worn down or damaged, it’s necessary to replace it to keep your home protected.  James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding is a sure fire way to ensure that this siding expense will be the last one you see for a very long time–maybe ever.   That is the value that James Hardie provides to its customers– durable, beautiful siding that will stand up to the worst mother nature can send its way: fire, hail, pests, wind– you name it James Hardie can withstand it.  Of course, that these benefits don’t come cheap or easy, James Hardie is a more expensive siding than vinyl and it comes with the price tag to match.  It is still affordable and a good idea for any home over $250,000 in value.  The price varies a bit depending on a few factors like the ones we listed below.  Read on to find out how these factors will affect the cost of your Centennial Home James Hardie siding installation.

Where you live

Your home’s location will definitely affect what you pay for your fiber cement siding. High-income areas or remote areas almost always cost more.  On the flip side, you may have a production facility nearby that lowers the cost. This is why online pricing calculators require that you enter your ZIP code– prices vary from region to region.

The size of your job

As you probably already assume, installation costs are calculated based on the square footage of your home.  However, there are discounts applied to higher quantities of materials purchased. The bottom line is that bigger homes have to pay more for installation–but may end up paying less per square foot of material because of a bulk discount.

Which contractor you choose

Your choice of contractor will directly affect your costs. Different contractors have different markups for the James Hardie siding and each will likely quote you very different amounts for the installation. However, like most things in life, you pay for what you get–more expensive contractors, like James Hardie Elite Premier partners, will do a more thorough, professional job.  Alos, Scottish Home Improvements, for example, writes in charges for a dedicated project manager.  Something you will find is well worth it once your install is underway.

Optional features

Fiber cement siding allows for a  number of optional features to select. You can choose different brands of fiber cement siding, different styles,  looks and textures, and of course–attractive, cutting-edge colors. What types of options you choose will definitely impact how much you pay for the raw materials.  The more ornate and custom your options, the higher the cost.

If you’re interested in finding out more about James Hardie siding and the value it can add to your life and home, please contact us at Scottish Home Improvements and schedule a free, consultation today!


Martin Faith is the founder and owner of Scottish Home Improvements. In 2002, Martin became inspired to start his own siding company after he had a negative experience with a local contractor. His goal was to set a new standard for the industry by providing excellent customer service. Today, Scottish Home Improvements is the top Elite Preferred James Hardie contractor in the state of Colorado. Over the years, Martin's company has received numerous awards and recognitions including 12 consecutive gold stars and an A+ Rating from the BBB as well as the James Hardie President's Club Award.