Residing a home is an exciting process, but one that involves a lot of decision making. If you’ve never resided a home before, prepare yourself for hours of looking through photos, color swatches, and accent options.

But of all these decisions, perhaps the most important of all is choosing the right material for your replacement siding. In Denver, homeowners have to be especially careful of their choice in this matter because of Colorado’s weather. Choosing the wrong material could mean weather damage that results in complications later on.

In this article, we’ll discuss some of the different siding materials and how to find the right one for your home.

What Are the Different Types of Siding Materials?

Back in the day, it used to be that you had only a couple of different types of siding options to choose from. That’s why most historic homes still around today typically are made from brick, stucco, or wood. But advancements in engineering and architecture have led rise to many new and different types of siding. Modern homeowners now have their choice of several different options including:

  • Wood/cedar
  • Vinyl
  • Fiber cement
  • Synthetic stone
  • Engineered wood
  • Modern stucco
  • Steel
  • Aluminum
  • Brick and stone
  • How to Decide on an Option for your Home

    To say the least, there’s no shortage of options to choose from when it comes to siding materials for your Denver home. But how do you know which is the right one? Here are some important factors to take into consideration:

    Pest Resistance

    Pests aren’t too terribly bad in Denver, but we do get our fair share of wildlife. A pest resistant siding may hold up better against woodpeckers, squirrels, and other meddlesome creatures.

    Moisture Repellent

    With as much snow as we get in Colorado, moisture resistance should be at the top of your list.


    Do you really want to spend every Sunday morning polishing and painting your siding? If you do, kudos to you, but if you don’t, make sure to look for a low-maintenance option.

    Fire Resistance

    If you live in the foothills or close by to a park or open space area, fire resistant siding may be a good idea.

    Explore Siding Options

    The best way to find the right material for residing your Denver home is to start looking at your options. Call our team today to schedule an appointment for a free consultation.

    Martin Faith is the founder and owner of Scottish Home Improvements. In 2002, Martin became inspired to start his own siding company after he had a negative experience with a local contractor. His goal was to set a new standard for the industry by providing excellent customer service. Today, Scottish Home Improvements is the top Elite Preferred James Hardie contractor in the state of Colorado. Over the years, Martin's company has received numerous awards and recognitions including 12 consecutive gold stars and an A+ Rating from the BBB as well as the James Hardie President's Club Award.