Whether it’s due to damage, old age, or to improve your home’s curb appeal, there comes a time when you have to replace your siding. 

The most significant caveat that comes up with replacing siding is the cost, particularly how much the project will set you back. 

Before we get to that, let’s see what can affect the project’s cost and how you save with insurance claims.  

What Affects The Cost of Siding Installation in Calgary? 

The cost of the installations is greatly affected by the following factors: 

The Size of Your Home 

  • Simple mathematics here: the bigger your home, the more work will be required, and therefore, the more the cost will rise. The architecture of your home can also impact the siding installation as it might require a specific approach or take up more time. 

The Type of Siding Material 

  • Depending on your choice of materials, it can affect the bottom line as certain materials cost more than others. Example: As reported by Thumbtack, vinyl costs $5 per square foot, while fiber cement costs $9 per square foot. Depending on what you want in terms of value, you will have to consider your options. 

The Removal of the Old Material

  • It is always recommended that the old exterior is removed, which will be factored into the quote, depending on what it is. For example, siding is easier to remove then stucco. 

The Labour Hire 

  • The experience, quality, and professionalism of a siding contractor in Calgary. will impact the project’s overall cost. You are paying for an installation service that might be more costly than others, but you’re getting a worthwhile investment that pays off in the long-term.  

As a note: look for siding installers certified Gentek Premium Gold Renovator and members of the James Hardie Contractor Alliance. It means you’ll be hiring siding experts, particularly James Hardie siding in Calgary. 


Submitting Insurance Claims in Calgary 

If your siding has been damaged due to a hailstorm, snowstorm or freak accident, you may be entitled to claim the insurance on it. This can save you thousands of dollars in installing a siding, as you will only have to pay the premium. 

Just make sure that you double-check your home insurance policy and see if you can receive coverage. 

If you would like assistance with your insurance claims in Calgary, speak to Hubbard Exteriors. 

The Average Cost of Siding Installation in Calgary

According to Home Guide, it “siding costs between $3 and $11 per square foot with the average homeowner spending $4,300 to $15,800 to install on a 2,000-square-foot home”. However, they also state that the cost “depends on the size of your home, the number of stories, and the materials used”. 

Home Advisor backs this claim up, saying that “it’ll cost an average of $10,272 to side a house. Most homeowners spend between $5,343 and $15,560 to install siding”. 

Overall, as mentioned above, certain factors can impact the cost of siding installation in Calgary. It is best to do research and speak to professional siding installers to gauge their prices so you can find the best of both worlds: valuable siding and quality services.

Hubbard Roofing & Exteriors is your trusted Calgary roofing company. Since 1985, we have been providing customers with top-quality roofing in Calgary, specializing in roof replacement, siding repair, and roof repairs. As a family operated and owned business, we have established ourselves as a trusted source of high-quality work. When you choose Hubbard Roofing & Exteriors, you are not just a customer; you are part of the family. For a free quote on your roofing in Calgary, call us at 403-995-0677.

James Hardie siding, often referred to as “Hardie board”, continues to grow in popularity for Calgary homeowners.  This fiber cement siding is durable, long-lasting, low maintenance and can add a big impact to your homes exterior.  Designing an exterior can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be.  There are great resources available to help you bring your vision to life, including home visualization tools where you can try out different siding colors, trims, roof colors etc. to help you create your desired exterior.

Below are some of the most popular James Hardie colors and trends.  Homeowners can choose from twenty popular (ready-to-order) colors from the Statement Collection or pick from over 700 unique (made-to-order) colors from the Dream Collection.

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Deep Ocean was a popular color in 2019 and we anticipate it is here to stay for 2020 as well.  This stunning blue siding pairs nicely with arctic white trims which really pop against the darker base.  Below are a couple of color combinations featured on the James Hardie website if you are looking for inspiration for your upcoming home exterior refresh.

House with James Hardie Plank in Deep Ocean and Arctic White Trims
James Hardie Plank in Deep Ocean and Arctic White Trims



A classic, clean exterior will always stand the test of time and an Arctic White home brings us the same joy as seeing a fresh snowfall on the Rocky Mountains.  For a modern take on a white home, consider vertical siding or adding elements of Hardie Shingle.  Wood accents such a garage door, front door, and/or soffits will add the farmhouse feel that exploded in popularity thanks to Joanna Gaines.

House with James Hardie Vertical Siding in Arctic White with grey trim
James Hardie Vertical Siding in arctic white with grey trim



This deep, bold shade provides an elegant yet dramatic look to a homes exterior.  This is another color that looks great paired with an Arctic White trim for a timeless finish.  Add black or wood accents to complete the look and get ready for a fresh new feel.

House with James Hardie Shingle Siding in iron gray with contrasting arctic white trims
James Hardie Shingle siding in iron gray with arctic white trims



Popular with farmhouse style and modern homes, we love the clean lines that vertical siding creates.  Vertical siding can be mixed with Hardie Plank (horizontal siding), Hardie Shingle, or will command attention on its own.

Homes with vertical siding in white and dark grey
Stunning Vertical Siding options


Interested in James Hardie siding for your Calgary home?  Contact us today for a free, no obligation quote and we can help you with every step of the process from design to installation.  We offer great discounts for full exterior remodels and can provide a quote for siding, windows, doors, soffits…we are your total home exterior specialists in Calgary.


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