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Beauty And Protection For Your Home With Professional Siding Installation

Whether winter or summer, siding protects your home from harsh weather conditions, moisture and water damage, UV radiation, structural infiltrations, pests, and more.

Installing new siding also allows you to personalize your home to your taste and enhances curb appeal. If you ever plan to sell, your home will also value more.

If your Huntsville home needs a refresh, we’re here to help with a winde range of materials, colors and styles from nation-wide trusted brands like James Hardie. Count on us for professional siding installation and siding replacement.

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We're the only James Hardie Preferred Contractor in Alabama.

Our Siding Portfolio

Browse through our gallery to get a better idea of how we can help you renovate your home's exterior with siding installation and siding replacement.

Popular Upgrades For Siding Installation

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Panel Siding

Transform the look of your Huntsville home with panel siding, bringing a sleek and modern aesthetic that adds sophistication and durability to your house.
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Plank Siding

Plank siding is traditional and timeless, but sleek and strong as well. The plank lap siding is one of the best-selling products, guaranteed to protect your home. Many of our customers love its simplicity and familiarity.

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Shingle Siding

Consider the sophistication and appeal that multi-panel units can bring to your Huntsville home’s front door. These designs can add a depth of character to your entrance, creating an inviting facade.

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Soffits are functional and aesthetic elements for your home. They cover the underside of your roof eaves and exterior porch ceilings and give them a finished look. We install soffits that meet code requirements and are also beautiful.

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Gutters are vital if you want to protect your home from water damage, or if you just don’t want water pour all over your outdoor space. We offer a quality gutters installation that gets you the peace of mind that your home’s protected.

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Magnolia Home Siding

The ‘Magnolia Home’ is a siding collection that brings some amazing new colors to a great siding material. With over 16 shades of beige, green, or gray, you’ll finally get a home like the ones you see online.

Frequent Questions About Siding Installation

Your home’s siding serves as a crucial barrier against the elements. Knowing when it’s time for a replacement is vital. Look out for these signs:

  • Visible Damage: Check for cracks, warping, or holes in the siding. These indicate weathering and potential water damage.
  • Increased Utility Bills: Escalating energy costs might result from siding that’s no longer insulating your home effectively.
  • Fading or Peeling Paint: If paint starts to peel or fade unevenly, it could be due to deteriorating siding beneath the surface.
  • Mold, Mildew, or Fungus: Moisture retention in siding can lead to mold or mildew growth, indicating a need for replacement.
  • Rotten or Soft Areas: Press on the siding – soft or rotten areas suggest water infiltration, requiring immediate attention.
  • Interior Wall Damage: Stains, discoloration, or visible water damage on interior walls could signal siding issues.
  • High Maintenance Needs: If your siding requires frequent repairs or maintenance, replacing it might be more cost-effective.


Addressing siding issues promptly can prevent further damage to your home’s structure and save on long-term repair costs.

For professional assessment and expert siding replacement services, consult Freedom Exteriors. We offer tailored solutions to safeguard your home against the elements.

When it comes to siding, there are many choices for replacement. Understanding the various options can help you decide on your home’s exterior. Here are some popular types:

  • Vinyl Siding: Widely chosen for its low maintenance, ease of installation, and affordable cost. It comes in various colors and pre-fabricated styles. PlyGem is the #1 manufacturer of vinyl siding in North America.
  • Engineered Wood Siding: Often chosen to replicate the look of traditional wood, engineered wood siding is a newer technology. Affordability falls in between vinyl siding and fiber cement.
  • Fiber Cement Siding: Combines rigid durability and increased energy efficiency. Resistant to fire, rot, and insects, it’s a low-maintenance option. Fiber cement siding is very customizable and offers custom trim capabilities in addition to siding. James Hardie is the #1 manufacturer of fiber cement siding in North America. It should cost more than vinyl or engineered wood but less than brick or other types of siding.
  • Metal Siding: Aluminum and steel siding are durable and come in various finishes. They offer good protection against weather elements and provide a modern, sleek look. Metal siding typically costs more than other products.
  • Stone Veneer Siding: Mimics the look of natural stone but is lighter and easier to install. It enhances curb appeal with a luxurious appearance.
  • Wood Siding: Authentic wood siding is popular for its traditional look. It typically requires the most maintenance with regular paint to maximize the lifespan. If not maintained properly, it can deteriorate quickly when exposed to the elements.

Consider climate, maintenance needs, cost, and desired aesthetics when selecting the right siding for your home.

When investing in siding, understanding its lifespan helps gauge long-term value. Here’s an overview of the durability of popular siding materials:

  • Vinyl Siding: Depending on the quality of the product installed, vinyl siding can last up to 20 to 30 years. Its durability and resistance to rot and insects contribute to its longevity. However, due to the likelihood of increased fading and discoloration or outdated design, you may consider replacing it sooner.
  • Engineered Wood Siding: Engineered wood siding is a newer product with less data and history, but it is expected to last up to 20 to 30 years.
  • Fiber Cement Siding: Known for its durability, fiber cement siding has an impressive lifespan of around 30 to 50 years. It resists rot, fire, and pests, requiring minimal maintenance.
  • Wood Siding: Natural wood siding, such as cedar or redwood, can last 20 to 40 years if well-maintained. Regularly painting or staining every 3-5 years will maximize its life.
  • Metal Siding: Metal siding, like aluminum or steel, can last 40 years or more with proper care. Its resistance to pests, rot, and fire contributes to its longevity.

Factors such as climate, maintenance, and installation quality can impact the lifespan of siding materials. Regular inspections and upkeep can extend the life expectancy of your chosen siding.

By working with an experienced siding contractor, they will be able to work with you to create a design unique to your vision and inspiration. They will use 3D imagery and renderings to give you various options and a realistic idea of what your new home could look like. Looking at Pinterest or social media is a great way to get inspired. Also ask your contractor for galleries of previous projects to give you ideas and check their work’s quality.
As a general guideline: For smaller to medium-sized homes, siding installation may take anywhere from 3-5 days on average. Larger homes or those with unique architectural features may require over a week to complete successfully. However, it’s essential to consult with a reputable siding contractor. They can provide a more accurate timeline based on your home’s specifics and the chosen siding material.

The maintenance needs of your siding can vary based on the material used. Here’s a breakdown of maintenance requirements for common siding types:

  • Vinyl Siding: Generally low-maintenance, requiring occasional cleaning with a mild detergent and water. Inspecting for mold or mildew buildup is advisable.
  • Engineered Wood Siding: Regular painting or staining every few years helps maintain its appearance and protection against moisture. Periodic inspections for signs of rot or damage are recommended.
  • Wood Siding: Regular maintenance involves staining or painting every few years to protect against moisture and UV damage. Inspecting for rot and insect infestation and applying sealants are essential.
  • Fiber Cement Siding: Minimal maintenance required. Periodic cleaning with a soft brush and mild detergent helps preserve its appearance.
  • Metal Siding: Typically low-maintenance, occasional washing with a hose and mild detergent suffices. Inspect for scratches or dents, and touch up paint to prevent rust.
  • Stone Veneer Siding: Generally requires minimal maintenance. Occasional cleaning with a mild detergent and checking for loose stones or mortar are advisable.

Regular inspections, especially after extreme weather conditions, are crucial for all siding types. Promptly addressing any damage or issues can prolong the lifespan of your siding.

We never recommend existing new siding over existing siding, unless you know there is a proper house wrap barrier installed underneath your existing siding and really need to save on cost. By installing siding over siding, underlying issues are not exposed or able to be repaired. This is especially true if your current siding is deteriorated or has not been maintained.

Siding replacement can significantly contribute to improving the energy efficiency of your home. Here’s how:

  • Insulation Upgrade: Upgrading to insulated siding or adding insulation during the replacement process enhances your home’s thermal performance. This helps regulate indoor temperatures and reduce heat loss or gain.
  • Sealing and Weatherproofing: New siding, properly installed, creates a tighter seal against the elements. This reduces air leakage, preventing drafts and maintaining a more consistent indoor climate.
  • Reflective Properties: Certain siding materials, like light-colored vinyl or engineered wood, can reflect sunlight, reducing heat absorption into your home during warmer months.
  • Reduced Energy Consumption: With improved insulation and reduced air leaks, your HVAC system operates more efficiently. This can lead to lower energy bills by minimizing the need for constant heating or cooling.
  • Moisture Control: Siding replacement addresses moisture issues, preventing water infiltration that could lead to mold or mildew. A drier home is easier to heat or cool effectively.

While siding replacement offers substantial energy efficiency benefits, choosing the right material and ensuring proper installation are crucial. Consult with a professional to select siding that aligns with your energy efficiency goals.

The cost of replacing siding can vary based on several key factors. Understanding these main driving factors on cost can help estimate the overall expenses:

  • Siding Material: Different siding materials come with varying price points. Vinyl siding tends to be more affordable, while options like fiber cement or stone can be pricier upfront.
  • Home Size and Layout: Siding is measured in squares, which are 10×10 sections of exterior wall space. Accurate measurements are vital to an accurate proposal. Make sure your contractor is utilizing measurement software to maximize the accuracy of your measurements.
  • Siding Quality and Style: Premium or specialized styles within a siding material category may cost more. Intricate designs or customized options often come at a higher price.
  • Labor Costs: Professional installation services affect the total cost. Highly skilled contractors or intricate installation requirements may increase labor expenses.
  • Removal and Disposal: Factors like the condition of the existing siding, ease of removal, and number of layers needed for removal can impact this expense.
  • Additional Features: Trim work, window or door surrounds, and additional decorative elements can increase costs. These details add to the aesthetics but also to the overall expenditure.
  • Location and Accessibility: Local labor rates, permit costs, and accessibility to your property affect pricing. Urban areas or challenging terrains might entail higher costs.

Considering these factors and discussing them with a reputable siding professional can provide a clearer estimate for your siding replacement project. 

Deciding between DIY and professional siding replacement involves several crucial considerations:

DIY Siding Replacement:

  • Skill Level: Siding installation demands specific skills and knowledge. DIY might be an option if you have prior experience with installing siding.
  • Time and Effort: Siding replacement can be time-consuming and physically demanding. Assess whether you have the time and stamina to commit to the project.
  • Tools and Equipment: Consider whether you possess or have access to the necessary tools and equipment for proper installation. Renting or purchasing these tools adds to the overall cost.

Professional Siding Installation:

  • Expertise and Experience: Professional installers bring years of expertise and specialized training to ensure proper installation, minimize errors, and ensure long-term durability.
  • Quality Assurance: Professionals offer warranties and guarantees on their work, providing peace of mind that the job will be done right. This can save on potential future repair costs.
  • Time and Convenience: Hiring professionals saves you the hassle of the labor-intensive installation process. They manage the project efficiently, often completing it in a shorter time frame.

While DIY can save money upfront, improper installation might lead to costly repairs later. Consulting with a professional for an evaluation and cost estimate can help you make an informed decision.

Siding Installation Cost In Huntsville, AL​

Invest in quality siding for your home, and enjoy a lasting product that’s worth every single dollar you spend.

Before After

Mastic Vinyl Siding Replacement in south Huntsville

We turned this rather old-looking house into a cozy home that our clients can be proud of. Here’s how:

This entire exterior remodel was $41,500, but the siding alone was $22,000. 

Before After

James Hardie Plank Siding Replacement in Hazel Green

This house built in the ’80s turned into a comfortable retreat for this family. Here’s what the upgrade included:

The entire exterior remodel was quoted at $34,000, but the James Hardie siding and trim alone was $25,000.

Before After

James Hardie Board & Batten Siding Replacement in Cullman

Although fine at first sight, the siding was actually rotten in many places. Here’s what this siding replacement job included:

This siding project was quoted at $46,000 because our client wanted top-of-the-line materials. We also added a porch ceiling for $3,500.
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Alabama's #1 Preferred James Hardie Contractor

Get peace of mind knowing that you’re working with a certified, trained, and dependable local siding contractor that has your best interests at heart.

As licensed Alabama home builders, we go beyond installing new siding to your home. Every part of the process is done right.

We manage the warranty of your siding materials directly with James Hardie so you don’t have to worry about it.

Our team is trained, certified, and our work is backed up by James Hardie professionals. Nothing goes to chance when it comes to your home. 

A Simple Siding Replacement Process

Everything we do has you at its core. This process of new siding installation designed to maximize efficiency and minimize any disruptions to your day-to-day life.

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We discuss your needs, inspect your home, and create an action plan.

Step 2 - Work



Sit back and relax while we install your new siding.

Enjoy New Siding On Home Exterior in Huntsville



Live worry-free with our 5-year workmanshiop warranty.

Our Customers Say It Best

We're grateful to have had the chance of helping these awesome people in Huntsville and surrounding areas. Browse through our reviews and see what they say about working with Freedom Exteriors.

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Sherry Blackmon


Thank you Freedom Exteriors & Construction for your commitment to a structured process

Jordan, José, and their crew were very professional and respectful throughout the entire process of replacing my old siding with James Hardie siding and trim. They also installed all new ProVia windows. The crew was very efficient and completed the job in two and half days.

I would recommend that you talk to Jordan if you are thinking about upgrading to new siding and windows.


Glenn Mann


We worked with Freedom Exteriors & Construction in Huntsvilke Alabama to replace our Masonite siding with James Hardy siding. 

The price quoted by Freedom Exterior was comparable to other quotes received. They removed all the old siding, replaced any rotted wood and wrapped the entire house. The crew was punctual, always on time, friendly and professional

We also had Freedom Exteriors replace our gutters. The house looks like a new build. I love it!!! The price was affordable. I would highly recommend Freedom Exteriors.

[…] Thank you Jordan and Jose and team for a job well done!

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Marjorie Cobb


I am so glad I chose Freedom Exteriors & Construction to replace the rotten wavy siding on my home with James Hardie siding and trim!! 

Jordan and his team were patient, professional, respectful and responsive

I have definitely increased the value of my property with a quality product and it looks amazing! 

I will recommend them to all my friends and family!

Let's Transform Your Home With new Siding

Our complete siding replacement service gets you the best James Hardie siding on the market, at a sensible price and without all the hassle of working with multiple contractors.

Transparency helps us avoid misunderstandings, and saves you from overthinking or unnecessary concerns. With us, you’ll be in the driver’s seat of your siding project.

Enjoy a 5-year workmanship warranty and a solid manufacturer warranty. We’ll make sure to break these down to you, and if anything comes up with our work, we’ll fix it immediately.

We work with the best tradesmen in Huntsville, all educated in our company’s core values. We’re polite, courteous, and commited to see your siding project through to perfection.

Protect Your Home and Your Loved Ones WIth Professional Siding

As a James Hardie Preferred siding contractor, we’re here to give you the best service.