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Old 06-15-2007, 01:49 PM   #1
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Hardie Plank (per Square Rate Of Installation)


Help!! The blunt question is: What is a reasonable "price range" for the per square installation cost of hardie plank or other comparable cement siding? (either as a contractor or as what you might pay a sub to do it for you)

The sample base is a newly constructed 2 story, split level entry, deck in front and back, normal windows and doors home on the north-central Oregon coast.

Realizing there are so many variables can anyone tell me how the cost of putting on hardie plank compares with other siding applications such as cedar lap siding, T1-11, cedar shingles, vinyl siding, etc.

One other criteria - - do any of these costs include window wrap, corner boards, soffitt installation, or whatever else? What is the standard norm?

Thank any/all of you so much for any input.
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Old 06-17-2007, 10:07 AM   #2
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I charge $150 sq. and that just for installation and not material. That doesnt include anything else such as corner boards and window wraps.

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I charge $150 sq. and that just for installation and not material. That doesnt include anything else such as corner boards and window wraps.
That's what my subs charge me so I am about $200 a square.

However I can't say enough charging the going rate is a great way to shoot yourself int he foot! If you are slower than the average you will make less. Determine how many squares you can do in a day, determine what you need to earn per day, do the math: daily wage divided by squares per day = cost per square. That's the only way it can be done.

Don't forget to factor in all your labor burdens and overhead.
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Old 07-06-2007, 07:42 AM   #4
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Going rate around here is $125 sq. Immigrants do it for $100 sq.

Subs charge me $85 sq. This is just regular primed plank. No corners or window trim obviously.

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i've done hardie plank before, but not on a daily basis, any guys in NJ here can tell me what roughly 30 sq of hardie, and corners, 5 sq of soffit material, no window trim, but new rakes, faschias, all in azek would cost.
i'm asking this for my roofing/siding guy who is quoting a job for hardie, he does mostly vinyl and i know he's not a hack, he does great quality work when it comes to roofing and vinyl. he's asking me about hardie since he knows i have done it.he shot me a number for the whole job, including labor. the house has two sets of soffits, since the second floor is cantilevered out over the first floor, the back is 3 stories due to the walk out basement.

thanks guys.

ive only done hardie when i was already there doign a big addition so i really didn't price it out separately.
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I honestly can't tell if your post is a joke or not. There's alot of funny guy's on this site so it's hard to tell. You sound serious but then again you almost 500 posts so you should know that no one can answer this for you.

I've hung 10 sq. a day for weeks straight but I've also had weeks of 2 sq. days. Each job is different.

Even if I had the print in front of me it will still take some time give an estimate. What makes you think that by your vague description anyone good give you anything accurate?

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i know that each job is different but my friend wants to know if hes even i the ballpark for the job, i wasn't looking for someone from outside of NJ to really answer the questions i had. was simply looking for someone here in NJ who does hardie on a regular basis to tell me what they are charging roughly per sq of siding installed. this guy is at 32k for the whole job. including corners, soffits,rakes, and installing the siding, no caulking though, the painter will do that when they are done.
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was simply looking for someone here in NJ who does hardie on a regular basis to tell me what they are charging roughly per sq of siding installed.
I hear ya
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NorCal...New Construction $ 340 per sq. with quantities (2006 prices) incl. corners, window trim, soffit, fasia...labor only, scaffold by others.

I only know this as I was the site super for condo townhomes and had to authorize invoices so I saw the numbers.
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including material and labor? for a 30 sq job, you'd do that for 10,200 bucks.
just sounds cheap to me. unless i'm misreading you.
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I've never in my entire life seen anyone include there soffit in there per square price.

No one really can answer this. Even if they live in your town. There needs to be a print.
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$ 850.00- $1050 per sq north central pa!
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i didn't mean for them to say the soffit was included but if you have 5 sq of vinyl soffit to do, that gives them an idea.

vinylguy, that is including corners and trim? or just putting the hardie up, including the material and labor?
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$ 850.00- $1050 per sq north central pa!

please dude. northeastern ohio. 350 - 400 including corners and trim!
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please dude. northeastern ohio. 350 - 400 including corners and trim!
Labor only, right?
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Help!! The blunt question is: What is a reasonable "price range" for the per square installation cost of hardie plank or other comparable cement siding? (either as a contractor or as what you might pay a sub to do it for you)

The sample base is a newly constructed 2 story, split level entry, deck in front and back, normal windows and doors home on the north-central Oregon coast.

Realizing there are so many variables can anyone tell me how the cost of putting on hardie plank compares with other siding applications such as cedar lap siding, T1-11, cedar shingles, vinyl siding, etc.

One other criteria - - do any of these costs include window wrap, corner boards, soffitt installation, or whatever else? What is the standard norm?

Thank any/all of you so much for any input.
My brother in law bids it out at over $600.00 per sq in Bend Oregon on new construction only material & labor no paint or caulk. In central Washington we were selling cement board on new construction to contractors , material & labor ,no paint or caulk for $300.00 per sq. The cement board over here is about $90.00 a sq. for easy line 8.25 plank. We wont do retro with cement board. There are alot of guys who will install this on new construction for less than $90.00 no paint or caulk labor only.
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I just recently built a 8 unit town house building for my builder. I do the framing,roofing,siding,etc I have a 8 man crew. Now he decided he would like the look of hardie siding on the fronts of these buildings. he ordered in 8.25 hardie The rep when he came out says you wont see any face nails??
he says you blind nail this product now Im thinking (and I never had the pleasure of installing this before I been in the buisiness since I was a kid Im 46 now), Wont the siding tend to be flappy at lower edge or is this stuff that stout? clue me in on this guys I just found this site and already Im seeing prices to install @ 100.-400 to install. I intend to keep track of my hours and go on this. thanks guys
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prices are all over the place
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siding is stiff. it wont' be flappy at all. i've only blind nailed all the hardie i have put up and it's completely fine. and used standard galv roof nails 1 1/2" and roof gun. blind nailing is really the best way to do it. no nails to set and fill later on, saves the customer money when it's time to caulk and paint.

i have seen some jobs where the guy had no idea what he was doing and he face nailed it exposed with "roof nails" and then the painter just painted over them, looked horrible. couldn't believe the homeowner let the guy do it and get away with it.
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In windy areas you need to nail the botton outside corners of the panel down. We use a finish nail gun with a 2 inch nail for this. Make sure you practice hold the gun square and flat to the surface you are nailing or you might blow the corner out.

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