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Welcome to
Hardie 101
Basic Training
Best Practices Version 6.2 – October 2012
By: Gary Griffiths
Senior Installation Specialist
James Hardie Installation Team
Products & Installation
Installation Best Practices 6.2
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Please Follow Along in the Best Practices:
Pages 94 – 105 in the US HZ5 Best Practices Guide Version 7.0
Pages 97 – 106 in the US HZ10 Best Practices Guide Version 7.0
Pages 77 – 86 in the Canada HZ5 Best Practices Version 6.2
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New HardieShingle Product Description
What is HardieShingle?
HardieShingle siding is fiber-cement shingle for sidewall applications. HardieShingle siding is available as StraightEdge Panels (48-in. long by 15.25-in. high) or Staggered-Edge Panels (48-in. long by 15 7/8”-in. high). HardieShingle
panels also come as Decorative Half-Round Shingles in some markets. For smaller coverage areas, Individual Shingles
are also available in 4.2”, 5.5”, 6.75”, 7.25” & 10” widths. Please see your James Hardie dealer for local availability of
these products.
HardieShingle siding is available as a prefinished James Hardie product with ColorPlus Technology or in our PrimePlus
Technology, Engineered for Climate. All HardieShingle product is installed with a 7”-in. reveal (exposure). See your local
dealer for details and availability of products, colors and accessories.
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New HardieShingle Product Options
Half-Road HardieShingle Panel
NEW Staggered-Edge HardieShingle Panel
NEW Straight-Edge HardieShingle Panel
NEW Individual HardieShingle
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New Individual HardieShingle Siding
Did You Know?
New Individual HardieShingle Product Info –
So What’s NEW about the New Individual HardieShingle:
7” Exposure
15.25”
Overall
Height
Individual HardieShingle is now
packaged in 2 sq. increments
 Now available for purchase in 1/3
sq. increments
*See local JH Supplier for details
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Now available in Primed & ColorPlus
New Texture
Nail Line
Height, Width, & the Distribution of Widths
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New Individual HardieShingle Siding
Did You Know?
New Individual HardieShingle - (Plan View)
Packaging & Pallet Layout
15 pieces per bundle
(Wrapped in Plastic)
Two layers of
(plastic wrapped)
bundles per pallet
630 pieces or 2
squares (200sqft)
per pallet
7 bundles per row
(105 pieces)
or
1/3rd of a square (33.3 sqft)
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Installation of New Individual HardieShingle Siding
Did You Know?
General HardieShingle Installation Info –
 Like conventional cedar wood-shingle siding,
HardieShingle requires the use of a starter strip
and a starter course before installing the first full
course of shingle panels or individual shingle.
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The starter strip establishes the proper angle of
the first course of shingle on the wall, and the
starter course provides solid backing and
keyway coverage for the first shingle course.
Also just like conventional cedar wood-shingle
siding, HardieShingle is installed with a 7 in.
exposure (reveal).
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When Installing Individual HardieShingles be
sure to space shingles no more than a 1/4” in.
apart. (A Carpenters Pencil works Great)
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Spaces between shingles should be offset by 1¼”
(measured from outside edge of keyway to outside
edge of keyway) between the courses above and
below.
¼” Max.
7”
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Installation of New Individual HardieShingle Siding
- Step by Step Installation Procedure –
1.
Begin by Installing the Starter Strip. Make sure the
bottom edge of the Starter Strip is FLUSH with the mud
sill or the bottom edge of the exterior sheathing.
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The Starter Strip should be Installed over the
weather-resistive barrier.
Starter Strips can be made by ripping 1 ¼” strips
from full or partial HardiePlank or the top portion of
the HardieShingle Panels.
2.
Measure up 8”-in. from the bottom of the starter strip, and
snap a chalk line
3.
Install the Starter Course, keeping the top edge of the
Starter Course on the chalk line.
3a. Use 8 ¼” HardiePlank Lap Siding for the Starter
Course.
Optional* The Top portion of the HardieShingle Panel may be
ripped down to 8 ¼” and used as a starter course.
2
3a
8 in.
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- Step by Step Installation Procedure Continued –
4.
Measure up 7”-in. from the top of the Starter Course and snap your next chalk line.
These chalk lines should continue up the wall in 7”-in. increments for successive
courses.
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7”
Every Four (4) courses or so you should check to make sure the shingles are
level, & running straight on the wall.
¼”
Minimum of 1 ¼”
Keyway Stagger –
Measured from (Outside
Edge to Outside Edge)
1 ¼”
5.
The First Course of Individual HardieShingle is then Installed even
with the bottom edge of the Starter Course.
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Make sure you keep a consistent ¼”-in. space at each keyway (no
greater) & a min. of an 1 ¼” Keyway Stagger on the exposed 7”-in.
HardieShingle face.
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Vary the sizes of the Individual HardieShingle to achieve
a random look to the installed HardieShingle.
7”
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Recommended Fasteners for New Individual HardieShingle Siding
Fastener Specifications –
 The Recommended Fastener for Fastening New Individual HardieShingle is an (11 ga) 0.121” x .371” x 1.25”
Corrosion Resistant Roofing Nail.
 An .091” x 221” x 1.5” Siding Nail may also be used into a Min. 7/16” APA Rated Exterior Sheathing.
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New HardieShingle
Straight Edge Panel
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New HardieShingle Panel
Did You Know?
HardieShingle Panel Product Info –
So What’s NEW about the New HardieShingle Panel:
7” Exposure
15.25”
Overall
Height
 Five (5) different shingle widths instead of seven (7)
 Nail Line Location vs. Text Location
 Reduced Waste when combined with Individual HardieShingle
Nail Line
HardieShingle Text
HardieShingle Straight Edge Panel
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HardieShingle Individuals
 15.25” Tall just like Individuals & 48” Wide.
 Installed with a 7” Exposure
 Increased Install Speed & Efficiency when
both HardieShingle Panels & Individuals are
used together.
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48” Panel
Width
48”
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New HardieShingle Panel
Did You Know?
New HardieShingle Panel Packaging & Pallet Layout
200 SqFt of
Wall Coverage
per Pallet
So What’s NEW about the New HardieShingle Panel Packaging:
 HardieShingle Panels are packaged in 2sq (200sqft) increments
 Two Panel Designs on the same pallet (“A” Panel & “B” Panel)
 The ability to go up to 7 courses without the pattern repeating
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“A” Panel
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Mirror Images of Each Other
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Up to 7 Courses
without a
repeatable
pattern
“B” Panel
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Installation of New HardieShingle Panel
Did You Know?
General New HardieShingle Panel Installation Info –
 HardieShingle Panels just like our individual shingles, requires the use of a starter strip and
a starter course before installing the first full course of shingle panels.
 HardieShingle Straight Edge Panel is installed with a 7 in. exposure
& Staggered Edge a 6 in. exposure (Measured from the top edge to the top
edge of the HardieShingle Panel)
7”
1 ¼”
Min.
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Fasteners going into just a min. 7/16” APA rated Exterior
Sheathing must be installed no greater than 13 ¾” in. apart.
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Fasteners are secured through the HardieShingle Panel on
the Embossed Nail-line located just above the keyways.
(through top panel and through top edge of lower shingle panel)
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Offset the HardieShingle keyways from course to
course by a minimum of 1 ¼”(measured from outside edge
of keyway to outside edge of keyway) between the courses
above and below.
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Installation of New HardieShingle Panel (Direct To Stud Application)
- Step by Step -
Installation Procedure –
1.
Just like the Individual HardieShingle installation process,
begin by Installing the Starter Strip. The bottom edge of
the Starter Strip should be FLUSH with the mud sill or the
bottom edge of the exterior sheathing.
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The Starter Strip should be Installed over the
weather-resistive barrier.
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3a
Starter Strips can be made by ripping 1 ¼” strips
from full or partial HardiePlank or the top portion of
the HardieShingle Panels.
2.
Measure up 8”-in. from the bottom of the starter strip, and
snap a chalk line
3.
Install the Starter Course, keeping the top edge of the
Starter Course on the chalk line.
3a. Use 8 ¼” HardiePlank Lap Siding for the Starter
Course.
Optional* The Top portion of the HardieShingle Panel may be
ripped down to 8 ¼” and used as a starter course.
8 in.
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Installation Procedure Continued –
4.
- Step by Step -
Measure up 7”-in. from the top of the Starter Course and snap your next chalk line. These
chalk lines should continue up the wall in 7”-in. increments for Straight Edge HardieShingle
Panel.
4a. **Measure up 6”-in. from the top of the Starter Course if Installing
Staggered Edge HardieShingle Panel.
5.
TIP: A Straight Edge Panel can
be used on the bottom course if
desired
6.
7 in.
¼”
Measure and Cut the First HardieShingle Panel to make sure the end
of the panel falls Over Framing.
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Keep the bottom edge of the first panel flush with the bottom
edge of the corner trim.
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Make sure you leave a min. 1/8” gap for the 3/8” bead of
permanently flexible caulking to be applied between the
HardieShingle Panels & the Trim.
Using the Chalk lines snapped in step 4 - position panels along the first
course and secure with suitable fasteners & spacing for your
application into the framing as noted in the ESR 1844 & 2290
Reports.
7.
Next, Measure & Cut the First Panel for the Second
Course, making sure it lands on a stud, (keep all your cut
edges against the trim, factory edges in the field ALWAYS).
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1 ¼”
Make sure you have a min. 1 ¼” keyway stagger
from the shingles below.
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Installation of New HardieShingle Panel
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Installation Procedure – Direct to Min. 7/16” APA Rated Exterior Sheathing
TIP: Refer to ESR-2290 for
allowable wind loads
TIP: Panels &
Individuals may
be mixed
together to
reduce waste
and save time.
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1.
Snap a Line at the Center of the Wall. Measure 16”-in. to the Left &
16”-in. to the Right and snap two more vertical lines. Always work
from center of wall to the outside corner trim.
2.
Just like the HardieShingle Panel Direct to Stud Application, Cut and
Install the 1.25”-in. starter strip and the 8.25”-in. starter course.
3.
Snap your horizontal layout lines. 6”-in. for Staggered Edge Shingle
Panel, and 7”-in. for Straight Edge Shingle Panel. (Refer to the “Direct to
Stud” installation for specifics.)
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4.
5
5.
4
2
6.
1 ¼”
7.
Install the First Shingle Panel, Left Factory Edge to the Left Vertical
Snapped Line. Infill the remaining Shingle Panels on either side of
the First Panel Installed. All butt joints in the field MUST be Factory
Edge to Factory Edge. All Cuts go Towards the Trim.
Install the First Shingle Panel on the Second Row with the Left
Factory Edge to the Center Line. Infill the remaining Shingle Panels
on either side of the First Shingle Panel Installed. Again, Keeping
Factory Edge to Factory Edge.
Continue the Same Process for the Third Row. Left Factory Edge to
the far Right Vertical Line. Make sure the First Shingle Panels
Keyways of each course are Staggered by at least 1.25”-in.
Repeat Starting Panel on remaining rows using Left, Middle, Right
layout lines.
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Installation of New HardieShingle Panel
- Step by Step Installation Procedure – Direct to APA Rated Ext. Sheathing - GABLES
Step 1
Snap (3) Chalk Lines – Center, 16” to
the Left, & 16” to the Right.
Step 4
First Row Starts with Left Factory Panel
Edge to Left Line - Infill remaining
Panels – Snap Horiz. Chalk Line 7”
above the First Row. (6” for Staggered
Edge Shingle)
Step 2
Rip & Install an 1.25” Starter Strip – Don’t
Forget the 2” Roof Line Clearance.
Step 3
Install 8.25” Starter Course - Snap Horiz.
Chalk Line at 15.25” up from bottom of
Starter Course.
Step 5
Second Row Starts with Left Factory Panel
Edge to Center Line – Infill remaining
Panels – Snap Horiz. Lines 7” up the Gable
for successive courses. (6” for Staggered
Edge Shingle)
TIP: Use HardieShingle Panels in the Main
Body of the Gable – Use Individual
HardieShingle Up the Rake to Reduce Waste
& Save Time.
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Recommended Fasteners for New HardieShingle Panel
Fastener Specifications –
 The Recommended Fastener for Fastening New HardieShingle Panel is a 0.083” x .187” x 1.5”
Corrosion Resistant Ring Shank Nail.
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APA Rated Exterior Sheathing
Fastening Pattern Overview
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Please Reference the Installation Requirements found on:
Pages 100 – 105 in the US HZ5 Best Practices Guide Version 7.0
&
Pages 102 – 106 in the US HZ10 Best Practices Guide Version 7.0
&
Pages 81 – 86 in the Canada HZ5 Best Practices Version 6.2
Begin the
HardieShingle Installation Requirements
Knowledge Test
Installation Best Practices 6.2
KNOWLEDGE TEST RESULTS
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HardieShingle Installation Requirements:
1.
What material is appropriate to make a starter course from?
(check all that apply)
4.
When Laying out the wall to install HardieShingle Panel what is
the first thing you need to do?
a)
b)
c)
d)
Lap Siding
Vented Soffit
Individual Shingles
Shingle Panel
a)
b)
c)
d)
Find the center of the wall and snap a vertical line.
Start at the far left with your first shingle panel.
Install a starter course.
Install a starter strip.
5.
A full headed nail must be used to install HardieShingle panels?
a)
b)
True
False
6.
When installing HardieShingle Panel it is important to always
work from the center of the wall out?
2.
A starter strip and starter course is required when installing
HardieShingle?
a)
b)
True
False
3.
a)
b)
c)
d)
When installing HardieShingle to APA rated sheathing, nails
must be placed no greater then what spacing?
6” o.c.
8” o.c.
12” o.c.
13 ¾” o.c.
a)
b)
True
False
General Installation
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12 Critical Details to a Quality Installation
 Page 13 in your
Best Practices
Guide.
 All 12 items are
Critical to the Long
Term Quality,
Durability and
Installation
Compliance.
 Most Important
Page in your Best
Practices Guide

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