August 26

James Hardie Siding Installation


There are numerous reasons homeowners choose James Hardie siding products for their homes. James Hardie is the country’s leading manufacturer of fiber cement siding. Their siding is durable and beautiful, with a fantastic variety of colors, textures, and styles to complement any architectural style. James Hardie siding installation requires training and skill that is best left to experienced contractors.

Why Choose James Hardie Siding Products?

James Hardie is the world’s foremost manufacturer of high-performance fiber cement siding products. Established in 1888, James Hardie is one of the oldest and most respected companies in the building industry. James Hardie pioneered fiber cement products in the 1980s, and in the United States, represents about 90 percent of the market. Over 8 million homes have James Hardie siding and trim products protecting and beautifying them today.

Fiber cement products from James Hardie offer outstanding protection for your home and stand up well to the changing weather conditions in the Kansas City area. These products are resistant to fire, wind, rot, and termites and require little maintenance, saving you time and money over the years. When you invest in James Hardie siding, you’re investing in your home. James Hardie siding offers a great return on investment and will significantly increase your home’s curb appeal. 

James Hardie Siding Installation Requires Expertise

Proper installation ensures you will get the most out of this premium product. A trained contractor will use the correct installation techniques to ensure that your siding protects your home for many years to come. The two most important reasons to hire a trained contractor are:

Long-Lasting Results

Not all siding installers are the same. Proper installation of James Hardie’s cement fiber siding and building materials is essential. Expertly installed James Hardie siding and products will perform as they are designed to help protect your home from the harsh elements year after year. Homeowners often find their James Hardie siding looks great and performs well for 30 years or longer with little maintenance.

Warranty Protection

James Hardie’s siding products come with a 30-year, non-prorated, transferable warranty. Their trim products have a 15-year, non-prorated warranty. These warranties add additional value to your home if you decide to sell. James Hardie’s warranties do not cover damage or defects resulting from improper storage, shipping, handling, or installation of their products. Having your James Hardie siding and trim installed by a trained contractor is crucial in keeping this valuable warranty intact. 

DIY or Trained Contractor?

You’re making a significant investment when you choose James Hardie siding products for your home. Choosing the right contractor to handle the installation is as critical to its durability and performance as the product itself. You might think you can save some money by installing the siding yourself, and indeed some homeowners do.

James Hardie provides an installation manual for DIYers to use. It’s a thorough manual with over 130 pages of detailed instructions, proving that it’s not a quick or easy project even for professional contractors to handle. Read the manual thoroughly before deciding whether or not to proceed on your own.

Avoid Siding Installation Mistakes

Siding installation mistakes are common, even for professional contractors. Skimping on fasteners, leaving gaps, and improper caulking and nailing are just some of the problems that can lead to premature product failure. James Hardie’s siding is heavy and bulky. Working at heights can be both challenging and dangerous for DIYers. Unless you are a skilled carpenter, it’s best to leave the installation to a licensed, experienced siding contractor. They will be liable for damages, injuries, or mistakes made during installation. An expert James Hardie installer will ensure that your siding and trim products are installed properly for long-lasting durability and beauty.

Work With a Locally Owned and Operated Expert

Stephen Spallo, co-owner of Monarch Exteriors KC, has over nine years of experience working directly for James Hardie, training siding installers in Kansas City. In fact, Stephen trained ALL of the Elite Preferred and Preferred Hardie contractors in the Kansas City area on proper installation techniques. Today, he ensures that all his installers are properly trained in James Hardie installation techniques and requirements. Stephen personally visits each job site to ensure quality control and complete customer satisfaction.

Monarch Exteriors KC is a fully licensed and insured company specializing in James Hardie siding products. Our team is ready to provide you with phenomenal results. When choosing between siding contractors in the Kansas City area, we invite you to compare our people, products, and service to our competitors.

To learn more about our siding installation services, or to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation and quote, call Monarch Exteriors KC at (816) 323-5427 or contact us online


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