How We Install Hardie Siding

We take pride in installing James Hardie siding. Our contractors have over 15 years of experience installing HardiePlank and HardieTrim.

Why James Hardie Products?

There are many reasons we recommend James Hardie products to our Chicagoland friends and neighbors. As long-time contractors and Chicago residents, we know how different siding products perform in our harsh Midwestern climate. We know you want a beautiful home exterior that stands up against the elements because as homeowners, that’s what we want ourselves. Time and again, James Hardie’s phenomenal fiber cement siding and trim have proven themselves to be the best products on the market for Chicago residents.

Superior Durability

When you live off the Great Lakes, you need a siding material and trim that can endure blizzards, rain, and wind. James Hardie’s special fiber cement mixed products were specifically engineered to stand up to tough weather conditions. After studying the long-term effects of different climates, James Hardie’s engineers created siding that performs specifically in wet, freezing conditions, like those of our area of the country.

The Hardie team have tested their products to withstand worst-case scenarios, such as catastrophic blizzards, hurricanes, and more.

Unbeatable Style

Whether you’ve got a historic home whose era you want to honor, or a newer home you want to customize to your taste and specifications, James Hardie siding and trim is where it’s at.

James Hardie’s fiber cement siding perfectly mimics the look and feel of classic siding without the durability issues. Plus, with lasting colors that come in classic neutrals, tasteful earth tones, and beautiful blues, you’re sure to find a shade you’ll love on your home for years to come.

How We Install James Hardie


One of the greatest benefits of working with Smardbuild when you choose James Hardie is our status as part of the James Hardie Contractor Alliance Program. We’ve invested in specific training with the James Hardie team. Our installers know how to install HardiePlank and HardieTrim with stringent safety measures and best practices to guarantee a smooth installation process.

First, we ensure the safety and security of the products we’re going to install in your home. That means sheltering them from the wind and rain, so they don’t see a speck of moisture that might permeate your exterior. Then, our team will handle your James Hardie products with the utmost care and to safety specifications, to ensure our safety and avoid any damage to your siding and home during the installation process.

Next, we’ll use blades and shears recommended by the James Hardie team to cut your siding, guaranteeing siding cuts that are optimal to the look of your home, and to OSHA’s safety specifications. We’ll also clean up debris with enormous care, so you, the people you love, and our team can navigate your home with ease.

Finally, we’ll install your siding and trim with a recommended pneumatic nail and pin guns that we know get the job done perfectly over and over again.

Here's what customers say...

The high-level craftsmanship and personalized customer experience we deliver are what keep our customers happy and telling their friends about us. We can't wait to help you with your remodeling project. 

Mark and his team did a terrific job and I could not be more pleased with the final work! Throughout whole siding installation process I was kept well informed about the progress and what will be next steps in the process. I'm living in Arlington Heights and anyone who is looking for great siding contractor can stop by my house and check their amazing work. I also plan on hiring them again for another siding project. That would be my parent's home. 🙂

Jessica D.

I researched over 30 companies, and had 5 come out to my house to give me estimates to install new vinyl siding. I ended up going with Smardbuild, and I am very happy that I did. They showed up on time, and finished the entire job within a week. And the quality of the work is the best part. They are perfectionists! I have never seen attention to detail like this. They even went above and beyond the job requirements. They installed aluminum flashing around my sliding glass door to make it look nicer, and that was not even part of the job. And to top it off, they installed 2 new wall lanterns that I bought at Home Depot. 

Tim H.

We used Mark and his Smardbuild team to replace our roof, soffits, fascia, siding, upstairs windows, gutters and front door. All work performed is top notch. We went with Hardie soffits and fascia since we had prior issues with carpenter bees drilling holes in our old, wooden soffits. In my opinion Smardbuild is the best with Hardie products. Everything looks great. It took us a while to finally settle on a color for the siding and Smardbuild was quite patient with our process. After having issues with contractors in the past, it was refreshing to work with such a professional team that actually cares about the quality of their work. Thanks Smardbuild.

Peter P.

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924 Westwood Ave
Addison, IL 60101


800 W 5TH Ave. Suite 203D
Naperville, IL 60563