We proudly install James Hardie® Fiber Cement Siding Products in Naperville area

If you spell James Hardie as Hardy or Hardi, it all spells the same thing and Schmidt Exteriors, Inc. is your James Hardie Certified, Associated Contractor.  This means we have factory trained technicians working on your home.

James Hardie provides innovative siding products that increase the beauty, value, safety and durability of your home. Enjoy the low maintenance that comes with baked-on color, and feel safe knowing that our siding products are resistant to just about anything Mother Nature can throw at them.

Below are just a few of the many reasons why we recommend James Hardie siding products for our Naperville area customers:


James Hardie Siding products protect your home from some of its most common enemies: fire and hurricanes.

No building material can guarantee a fireproof home, but there are some preventative measures that a homeowner can take to better prepare for fires— like installing a non-combustible home exterior.

The property damage from hurricanes can be staggering. Due to its impact resistance against hail and windblown debris, fiber-cement siding has been specified by hurricane-zone building codes for building homes in hurricane-, tornado-, and wildfire-prone areas.


James Hardie fiber cement siding is designed to last for up to 30 years against cracking, rotting, hail damage, termites and many other possible problems.

No one has control over the weather. So it’s best to choose siding that resists severe climates and damage from precipitation, like James Hardie fiber-cement siding. James Hardie Siding is warranted not to rot, warp or delaminate. In addition, James Hardie Siding is five times thicker than vinyl siding so it’s warranted against hail damage and can be installed to withstand winds up to 150 MPH. That means you can rest assured—storm after storm, season after season—knowing that the weather outside is not affecting your siding.

Since James Hardie Siding is made of fiber cement, it does not undergo the same degree of expansion and contraction that hinders wood-based and vinyl sidings. Therefore, James Hardie Siding will hold onto paint three to four times longer than wood siding, reducing your overall maintenance costs, without compromising aesthetics.


James Hardie® products are rare in that they combine beauty and durability and also are considered “Green and Sustainable” by industry professionals.

Lifetime Value

Before you decide what type of siding material is right for your Naperville area home, take a look at the value you’ll get with James Hardie® siding products with ColorPlus® technology.

  • A longer paint cycle that can help save you up to $5,000 (on average) over 15 years*
  • The #1 return on investment and superior siding value for remodeling projects, (Remodeling Magazine’s annual “Cost vs. Value Report,” 2008)
  • Lower homeowner insurance premiums (14% lower on average) compared to vinyl siding**
  • No need to hire – and pay for – an additional on-site painting contractor
  • Up to a 30-year limited transferrable product warranty, as well as a 15-year finish warranty covering both paint and labor***
  • No waiting for optimal weather conditions to finish and start enjoying your
    James Hardie-sided home

All products are available primed (for paint) or pre-finished in the factory with James Hardie ColorPlus technology.

View available colors here.

HardiePlank® Lap Siding: the most popular type of James Hardie siding, lap siding products are designed to mimic the look of traditional wood siding with added strength and durability. Choose from smooth or textured to get the look you want.

HardiePanel® Boards: Pair panel with trim for the traditional look of board and batten look or use panels to modernize the home’s exterior.

HardieShingle® Siding: Add shingle to gables or re-side an entire home with HardieShingle® Siding. Available in staggered or even, this beautiful exterior element adds dimension to any home.

HardieTrim® Boards: Highlight and complement new windows, add contrast to the exterior or coordinate with the James Hardie siding color palette for a cohesive design. Available in different widths and textures.