When you understand what is going to happen during your James Hardie siding installation, it can help you feel more at ease and ensure a good experience. At Safe Harbor Exteriors, we want you to be ready for when the installation process happens, so we’ve made you a list of exactly what to expect!
1. Scheduling Your Siding Replacement
Your home’s square footage and any needed repairs will come into play here, but in general it takes about 10-12 days to have your new siding installed from start to finish. If you’ve chosen gorgeous, long-lasting ColorPlus® technology, your siding will come already painted from the factory, making it a quicker process to install. If you choose pre-primed boards, it will generally take an additional 3-5 days to have your home exterior painted, but the sky’s the limit on your color choice!
2. Your Windows and Doors Will Be Covered
Siding installation will be done around your existing windows and doors, so they will be carefully shielded to prevent any damage.
3. Your Siding Will Be Removed
The current siding, trim, fascia, and soffits on your home will be removed and disposed of.
4. Any Needed Repairs Will Be Addressed
Moisture intrusion can create wood rot, mold, and deterioration to your home exterior. Sometimes when siding is removed, damage you may not have been aware of is uncovered. All needed repairs will be tackled before your new siding is installed.
5. HardieWrap Is Installed
This vital step to your home’s protective layer takes time to set in place correctly, and will serve your home well because it’s done with detailed precision before siding is replaced.
6. Hardie Siding Panels Are Nailed Into Place
This takes the bulk of the project’s time and will be done accurately by the certified team of experts. If you choose factory finished ColorPlus technology, your siding installation will be complete once panels are mounted.
7. If You Selected Pre-Primed Siding, It Will Be Painted at This Time
Home exterior painting is a meticulous process and will take several days.
8. Your Exterior Will Be Cleaned Up Thoroughly
We will make sure your yard is free from any trace that we were there. We use magnets to capture any material left behind, so you don’t step on or run over anything. We’ll pick up any stray debris to ensure your property is not only safe but also looks fabulous when we leave.
9. Final Inspection
We verify your siding was installed properly, and we take time to answer any questions you may have before we leave your property.
Hire a Local Kansas City James Hardie Certified Contractor—Here’s Why
Hardie siding lasts up to 50 years and delivers exceptional protection for your Kansas City home from the elements, pests, fire (and more!) throughout its lifespan. A key to its longevity and performance over the years is its expert installation by a Hardie-certified team of professionals like Safe Harbor Exteriors.
Precision installation ensures your siding will deliver all it was made to do—for decades. The Hardie company trains and certifies contractors to install their siding, ensuring your 30-year transferable warranty will be honored.
Hiring a James Hardie certified contractor means they will install your siding according to the manufacturer’s strict guidelines and best practices. Hardie’s contractors:
- Receive random installation audits by the James Hardie company
- Commit to a professional sales approach
- Keep a good record with the BBB
- Are fully licensed and bonded
- Carry substantial liability and workman’s compensation insurance for your protection