How Long Does It Take to Install Fiber Cement Siding & What Factors Can Impact the Timeline?

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Kansas City is one of the most demanding climates for home siding, and homeowners that are considering getting James Hardie siding often wonder how long it takes to install fiber cement siding. This is a common concern that comes up when considering what the installation process is going to entail so that the project can be planned accordingly.

We’re going to dig into just how long it may take to have fiber cement siding like James Hardie installed. Additionally, we’ll look at the various factors that may contribute to changes in the installation timeline, and how those factors may shorten or lengthen the installation time. In the end, we’ll check out where you can turn to find a local expert that can help with a flawless siding installation.

How Long Does It Take To Install Fiber Cement Siding?

Generally speaking, most homes that have a siding requirement of around 2,000 square feet will average about 5 to 7 days. This is under average circumstances with an average-sized home, with little or no complications during installation. for homes needing 2k, and 8 days

What Factors Affect The Fiber Cement Siding Installation Timeline?

In general, there are three factors that will affect the installation timeline. They are the seasonality of the installation, or what time of the year it’s installed, the weather patterns during the installation window, and if any lead paint is found during the installation. Take a look.


Seasonality is one of the biggest factors that can affect the installation timeline. Since install crews will generally work according to daylight hours, for safety, days with longer daylight hours are far more productive days in terms of the amount of work done. Most spring or summer days have one or two more hours of daylight than fall or winter days, which means each week has the potential to get as much work done as 6 days. Winter days are shorter, and the earlier sunset leaves the crews with less work time.


The weather is another major factor. Installation cannot happen during rain, and all work must be stopped so the area can be protected from the rain. This can cause work disruptions that are anything from a workday shortened by an hour or two to an entire lost day, even multiple days. These are more common in the spring and fall since the height of summer and winter are both relatively dry.

Lead Paint

Lead paint is a potential hazard in any homes built before the late 1970s. Many people are unaware that their home previously had lead paint, and it can create an additional expense and project delay if encountered. If testing is done and the results show the presence of lead, our crews are able to remove it, but it will add several days to the project timeline. This will often be between 1 to 2 additional days. On top of that, lead removal can add another $2500 to the project cost.

Fairway Can Be Your Fiber Cement Expert

No matter what you need from your siding installation partner, we can help. Our teams are incredibly experienced and are not happy until you’re happy. This means we’re willing to go the extra mile to make you a customer for life. If you need a local professional to install fiber cement siding on your home, reach out and speak to one today.

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