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Tips for Re-siding a House

You’ve made your decision: You are re-siding your home. Now the fun part begins. These steps will help you achieve a beautiful final product—and enjoy the process.
Gather Information


Gather Information

It’s time to assess your needs and figure out how to best meet them. Are you making repairs after a storm? Are you trying to change the look of your house? Clarifying your goals will help you move to the planning stage.

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Plan Your Re-Side


Plan Your Re-Side

This step involves making a wish list and then editing it down to essentials. It’s about tearing pages out of magazines, bookmarking websites, and meeting with contractors, until finally, you have established the scope of your project.

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Choose a Contractor


Choose a Contractor

The biggest factors are trust and communication. Don’t rush in. Take the time to learn about the person you are hiring to become your partner in this big project.

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Because fiber-cement boards don't expand and contract as much as wood, they need to be painted less often than wood.
Ethan Landis is a builder at Landis Construction in Washington, D.C.

Think of the Big Picture

You will be making a significant investment in your re-siding project. Make sure you get the most for your money.
James Hardie® fiber cement siding is Engineered for Climate® to help withstand damage from moisture, freezing temperatures, and heat. Our products are also pest– and fire-resistant. All of this means that when you invest in James Hardie products, you are protecting your home on multiple, critical fronts.
All James Hardie siding and trim products are available primed and ready for painting, or with our baked-on, UV-ray resistant ColorPlus® Technology, available in a variety of gorgeous, long-lasting colors.