The most popular styles of Hardie plank siding typically cost between $11.00 and $14.00 per square foot when professionally installed.
When premium Architectural Collection siding is considered, James Hardie plank siding can cost as much as $18.00 or more per square foot installed.
Standard Hardie plank siding is 5/16” thick (.3125”) and premium Hardie Architectural Collection is 5/8” (twice as thick @ .625”).
Terminology tip: Hardie plank siding is technically known as HardiePlank. The other products in this review are also called HardiePanel and HardieShingle.
Material vs Labor cost Per Square Foot: Expect to pay around $3.00 to $4.50 per square foot for standard Hardie siding and $6.00 to $8.00 for James Hardie Architectural Collection siding. These prices include all siding materials including accessories – Trim, corners, fascia and soffit and fasteners. These are material costs – no labor.
With professional installation costs as high as they’ve been in a generation, you can expect to pay between $7.00 and $10.00 per square foot in installation charges.
LP SmartSide vs Hardie siding price: Standard Hardie plank siding is slightly more expensive than LP SmartSide. The Architectural Collection siding is quite a bit pricier than LP composite siding.