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Tips for Re-siding a House

Now that you’ve decided to re-side, it’s time to take action. Follow these steps, and you will be happy with the results.
Step 1

Get Inspired

Drive around your community and snap photos of home exteriors you like. Make a Pinterest board of your favorite exterior looks or view our popular siding colors for different home styles for inspiration. Browse real Hardie homes in our Photo Showcase and save images to My Idea Center.

Search James Hardie products and experiment with our Home Color Tool for more inspiration. Then use our guide for gathering information to determine what will make you happiest with your home.
Step 2

Create Your Budget

A contractor can help you plan for your project's costs. Use our directory to get in touch with recommended contractors near you.
Step 3

Create A Re-Side Plan

Now that you have a budget, you can set the wheels in motion. Request a quote to learn which James Hardie siding is best for your project, and to create a schedule for achieving your re-side.
Step 4

Finalize Your Project's Scope

Once you have a game plan (for example, re-side this year, save up to install trim next year), list the exact materials and manpower required to complete your project within budget and on schedule.
Step 5

Choose Your Contractor

If the first round of contractor meetings left you unsatisfied, keep searching. This process could take a while. Take your time. Contractors are used to getting follow-up calls weeks or months after an initial meeting, and it's worth the wait to find a contractor you trust.
Step 6

Prepare For Contruction

During the re-side, your new siding will take up substantial space on your driveway or yard. Be ready. Cabinets and pictures may rattle from exterior hammering, so take precautions indoors too.
Step 7

Enjoy Your New Re-Side

After all that work, your re-side is complete. Your home looks beautiful. You can relax, admire your home's exterior, and celebrate a job well done. Congratulations!