Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to paint Hardiplank siding?

Yes, Hardiplank lap siding must be painted or you may order many James Hardie® products with ColorPlus® Technology. If painting, 100% acrylic topcoats are recommended.

Do you require a weather-resistant barrier behind Hardiplank siding?

James Hardie as well as the Model Building Codes (UBC, Standard, etc.) require the use of a weather-resistant barrier. It is good building practice.

Do I need to pre-drill?

No. Hardipanel siding is not required to be pre-drilled. It nails just as easily as traditional wood products.