Hardie Siding Cost 2023: HardiePlank Siding Cost, Pros & Cons

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.

Deep Ocean, HardiePlank lap siding, HardieShingle staggered edge panel siding

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.

Average Cost To Install Hardie Siding Typical Range: $9,350 - $14,210
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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.

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LP SmartSide Siding Cost 2023: Pros & Cons of LP Smart Siding

LP SmartSide siding is a popular alternative to genuine wood siding – it costs less and typically requires less maintenance. And it has the look and feel of real wood siding, something vinyl and fiber cement siding can’t quite claim.

Right off the bat, most homeowners can expect to pay between $9.50 and $15.50 per square foot to install LP SmartSide siding, depending on the project specific variables, choice of a contractor, and project location.

Average Cost To Install LP Siding Typical Range: $9,210 - $13,750
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The above price range assumes a professional installation carried out by a licensed and insured contractor who will obtain a building permit, remove and dispose of old siding, and provide a comprehensive workmanship warranty.

For DIY enthusiasts, LP SmartSide siding cost is around $3.00 to $5.00 per square foot for materials. In addition to the cost of materials, you would also need to pull a local building permit, take care of the removal and disposal of old siding (if needed), install new house wrap (vapor barrier), and provision for all the necessary tools and supplies.

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