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The Value of James Hardie Siding Choices for Minnesota Homes

Fiber cement siding is a top choice for Minnesota homeowners looking for a top-quality siding product. It’s our number-one recommendation when we meet with prospective clients here in the Twin Cities.

Why Do We Recommend James Hardie Siding for Minneapolis & St. Paul Homes?

For us, the list is long.  The James Hardie Company has been in the building products industry for over 100 years. Worldwide, they are one of the most popular siding manufacturers.  Their fiber cement siding and trim products provide high quality, incredible durability, and much more when you compare them to the other siding choices that are out there. Hardie fiber cement siding is something that is going to last, and that’s one of our most important reasons.

The Cost of James Hardie Siding

The costs of James Hardie siding vary, depending on the options you choose.  For example, their prefinished siding with ColorPlus® technology costs more than the unfinished lines, but then you avoid the cost of a paint job.  And don’t be shocked to find out that Hardie siding may cost more to install than many other siding options. But you need to take into account that this siding will generally last longer, requires less maintenance, will withstand Minnesota weather better, and because it resists combustion, you’ll likely save money on your homeowner’s insurance.

(In general, James Hardie siding costs more than a cheaper vinyl option and even wood and wood-like siding, but it does cost far less than having a home brick sided.)

All these things need to be taken into account when you look at the initial cost.  In the long run, you may find out that it will actually cost you LESS over time than other siding products.

Your James Hardie Siding Installation Contractor

Choosing the right installation company is going to make all the difference. Going cheap doesn’t mean you’re getting the best quality, just the best price and probably the fastest job that you have ever seen. Always choose quality over lowest price.

And while many companies in the Minneapolis area offer installation of Hardie siding, not all of them have the designation of being a Hardie Preferred Siding Installation Contractor.  Our company is – and that is your assurance that the installation of your new siding will be done according to the manufacturer’s standards.  Choosing another siding company who doesn’t have this designation may not offer you the same level of skill and workmanship.

Your Location Matters in Cost Calculations

Depending on how far the siding has to travel in shipping, this is going to raise or lower your cost for the siding on your home.  Fortunately we’re able to get our siding from a relatively close Hardie manufacturing facility in Illinois, so it doesn’t have to travel cross country to get here, like some other products might.

If you’d like to learn more about the benefits and costs of having James Hardie fiber cement siding installed on your home, speak with us here at Window Outfitters. We are a preferred James Hardie siding installation company. We provide quality services for the best prices. Contact us today to learn more. Our in-home consultations are free and there is no obligation.


Window Outfitters is a premier Window Replacement, doors, siding contractor and installer. As Contractor in the St Paul, Minneapolis, (Twin Cities) Minnesota (MN) metro, we proudly serve, but are not limited to, the following areas: Minneapolis Energy Efficient Vinyl Windows, Replacement Window Contractors Minnesota, Burnsville, Apple Valley, Lakeville, Savage, Bloomington, Edina, Richfield, Eagan, St Paul, Hastings, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Maple Grove, Eden Prairie, Farmington MN, Chaska, Shakopee, Chanhassen, Victoria, Mendota Heights Anderson Windows Minneapolis, Marvin Windows Minneapolis.