REASON FOR ASKING I LIVE IN NEW LENOX , I TALKED TO YOU PREVOIUSLY ON THIS SITE ABOUT THE ROOFING , I WAS WONDERING ABOUT THE SIDING ALSO, I WANT TO INSTALL HARDI SIDING ON MY HOUSE EITHER DO IT MY SELF OR SUB IT OUT.Grumpy said:Hello Herm. Are you a building owner or contractor?
I am from the Chicago area and install hardie siding.
NEW CONSTRUCTION, APPROXIMATELY 8 WINDOWS , 2 DOORS FRONT AND SLIDER IN BACK, 20 FT HIGH ON THE SIDES, HOUSE IS BRICK FOUR SIDESWITH THE UPPER LEVEL SIDING. EXPOSURE I REALLY DON'T KNOW, NEVER WORKED WITH HARDIE BOARD I'M JUST CURIOUS TO SEE HOW MUCH A SQUARE IT COST'S INSTALLED COMPARED TO VINYL. DO THEY SELL ALL THE TRIM PIECES AND DO THEY SELL A WIDE SELECTION OF PRE-STAINED COLORS. HOUSE IS 3200 S.F BUT THAT IS BRICK ALL THE WAY UP IN THE FRONT AND 3 SIDED 9 FT HIGH SIDES, SO THE REST IS SIDING 3 SIDES AND , 2 DORMERS. THANXGrumpy said:Is there a tear off involved? How many stories? What type of hardiplank (exposure)? Number of windows and doors to trim around? Soffit and fascia?
These are all variables I'd need to know to spit out a price.
SO THE STAIN IS ALREADY PREFINISHED ON THE BOARD THEN RIGHT EVEN ON THE SPECIAL COLORS YOU CAN GET.Grumpy said:Some guys sell only 4 colors that the FACTORY prefinishes. I am special. I can sell any color cabot or olympic solid stain, which gives you over a hundred choices. Average exposure is 6", you buy a 7.25" board for this.
From what you described I think labor and material is about $440 a square installed with two coats of stain (25 year warranty). Add extra for soffit and fascia, $16/ linear foot for 1' soffit. I could be way off here because this is a site unseen guesstimate.
thanx again grumpyGrumpy said:Yup. It's stained exactly the same way that Hardie stains theres. It's just stained at a different location. Cabot and Olympic lease the liscense to the technology used to pre-finish the boards.
I can get 1 coat primer, or one coat primer with one coat stain, or one coat primer with two coats stain.
When I do a job prefinished, I have the manufacturer send me pre-stained caulk and a gallon of touch up stain also. This way everything matches from day one!
thanx for the info timTimWieneke said:Herm - we don't deal in hardiplank, but trust me - sub it out. The stuff is like drywall in long thin strips and you need a pro who knows how to handle it. It's tough and will look beautiful when installed right but if you haven't used it alot you'll burn through a lot of material cost in chipped/broken siding.
The funny thing is Hardie markets their product as a DIY product.TimWieneke said:Herm - we don't deal in hardiplank, but trust me - sub it out. The stuff is like drywall in long thin strips and you need a pro who knows how to handle it. It's tough and will look beautiful when installed right but if you haven't used it alot you'll burn through a lot of material cost in chipped/broken siding.