Is James Hardie Siding Expensive?

Oct 13, 2021

Large two-story home with a tower and gables, medium gray lap siding, lots of windows, balcony with glass door over the front entranceFew exterior upgrades pack the punch that new siding does when it comes to both enhancing a home’s appearance and protecting it from the elements. That’s why it’s a good idea to invest in the best-quality siding that you can afford. Although you may have been told that James Hardie® siding is expensive, you’ve also undoubtedly heard the old adage “You get what you pay for.” There are many inferior siding options on the market, and some of them will cost less than James Hardie siding. However, this brand of fiber cement siding consistently scores well when it comes to return on investment, and it also ranks highly in terms of customer satisfaction. In fact, James Hardie siding is so well regarded that it’s become the No. 1 house siding brand in America!

Factors That Will Affect Your Siding Replacement Cost

One reason that James Hardie siding is sometimes considered more costly than, say, vinyl siding is that it’s heavier than vinyl, and it requires a high level of skill to install. However, when properly installed, its long-lasting beauty and performance often make this brand of fiber cement siding the less costly option because of the many years of wear you’ll get for your investment.

Apart from installation costs, there are several factors that will affect the price tag of your project, no matter what type of siding you choose. Here are a few of them:

  • The size of your home, including whether it’s one story or two
  • Your home’s layout and architectural features, and whether there are hard-to-reach areas
  • The siding materials you select, including insulation and trim features
  • The costs of removing and disposing of your old siding

At Johnson County Siding & Window Co., we’ve been helping homeowners in the Kansas City area choose the best house siding options to meet their needs for over 40 years. We highly recommend James Hardie siding, and we’re a James Hardie Preferred Contractor. That means you can count on us to expertly install this brand of siding if it’s the one that makes your heart sing. However, we also offer excellent siding options in vinyl, acrylic stucco, and manufactured stone.

Contact Johnson County Siding & Window Co. today if you’re planning to replace the siding on your home in the Kansas City area. We’ll be happy to discuss your goals and provide you with a free estimate and information about financing for qualified homeowners.


If you know you want to get your home exterior project done, but are feeling stress about paying for it all at once, we can help.

Our financing partner, GreenSky, has sensible payment plans that work for homeowners who prefer to pay in installments. You can also ask your JoCo Siding & Window Co. sales representative about the details!

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Johnson County Siding & Window Co.
"I enjoyed the experience of Johnson County Siding coming out and going through the process of selecting siding for my house. They send an in depth contract that was spelled out specifically what was going to occur and followed through with everything. I would recommend Johnson County Siding to work on your house.”

- Kyle R.
Johnson County Siding & Window Co.
"We used Johnson County Siding and Window in our previous home about 20 years ago, and were very pleased with their work. So, when we needed new windows in our current home, we knew we wanted to use them again. And we were not disappointed! They were professional and completed the job in the time expected.”

- Don B.
Johnson County Siding & Window Co.
"We are very pleased with our new windows, as well as the overall experience working with Johnson County Siding & Window Company. The communication was excellent and the final product is exceptional. Our installers worked efficiently and kept us updated throughout the entire process.”

- Miles P.

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