Having trouble figuring out which siding product is the best for your home?

As an exterior home remodeling company serving the Minneapolis and St. Paul area, we offer a variety of siding solutions for Minnesota homes.  When it comes to choosing a home siding it can become a daunting process.  It is not uncommon to have many questions about the process.  In working with our customers over the years we've found that there are always frequently-asked questions regarding the products that we sell. When you're looking for the answers, we have them right here.

One siding material that's an excellent choice for homes in this area is fiber cement siding from The James Hardie Company.  In this post we'd like to answer the questions we hear most often.

Q:  Where can I purchase HardiePanel® vertical siding, HardiePlank® lap siding, HardieShingle® siding or HardieTrim® boards? A:  Since you will want to be working with a professional contractor to install your siding products, the company that you carefully choose to hire will purchase the materials that are needed for you.  If you choose to do it yourself you may also contact HardiePanel® yourself by calling their customer service line at 1-888-JHARDIE to speak to their closest sales representative. Q:  Is it expensive to purchase HardiePlank lap siding? A:  Hardie siding may have an up-front cost that's more than some other siding products, but there are other factors to consider.  When you work with us we'll quote that will include the labor as well as the siding and other materials needed to complete your job. Working with a professional siding contractor such as Quarve will give you the best idea on how much this type of project will cost you. Q:  How do the prices of HardiePanel® siding compare to the prices of brick and vinyl siding? A:  Although siding prices will vary from place to place, this is generally how HardiePanel® siding compares to other installed prices with competitors:
  • Vinyl - Hardie siding costs more to install than vinyl siding
  • Brick - You'll find that installing Hardie siding will be less expensive than brick or stone
  • Composite or Hardboard - Hardie siding compares in price to composite or wood siding, and often may be less expensive
  • Synthetic Stucco - Hardie siding is less expensive than synthetic stucco
Q:  What types of trim do you recommend using with HardiePlank® lap siding?

A:  In addition to HardieTrim® coordinating fiber cement trim products, these trims can also be used with HardiePlank® fiber cement siding:

  • Corrosion-resistant or coated aluminum
  • Vinyl
  • Real or engineered wood
If you've got more questions about Hardie fiber cement siding and whether it might be right for your home, speak with us here at Quarve.  As a licensed MN siding contractor, we we are able to provide you with high quality, functioning James Hardie siding  for your home.