When Denver residents begin the purchasing process for their home and business siding, it’s important to be fully informed in regards to product knowledge, installation process, warranties, and the distributor. Siding is one of the largest investments and biggest renovations for any Denver homeowner or business owner. That’s why it’s pertinent to have a comprehensive understanding of the difference between purchasing your siding through a big-box store, like Lowe’s or Home Depot, and purchasing your siding through Scottish Home Improvements.

The Scottish Difference– Purchasing Siding Through Our Family Owned Business

Denver residents agree that even though employees at big-box stores, like Lowe’s and Home Depot, generally have some basic product knowledge, they usually still have to do a lot of self-research to really understand siding products. Some employees may know more than others and can offer general advice regarding siding, but none of them are actually siding experts.

Here at Scottish Home Improvements, we’ve served over 15,000 happy customers in their siding needs. Our home and business siding experts understand the harsh weather extremes and environmental factors that dictate the siding expectations and requirements here in Denver. We’ve maintained an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and have been Denver’s trusted siding experts for 16 years. Our wealth of siding expertise has helped Colorado families choose the right siding options in both functionality and aesthetics.

Big-Box Store Siding Warranties vs. Our Siding Warranties

Warranties are definitely one of the most important components when considering such a large investment purchase. Denver residents agree that it’s always significant to protect their property investments and the work that goes along with it. Did you know that most siding manufacturers won’t honor product warranties if their product isn’t installed by a trusted professional siding contractor? The leading brand names in siding products, like James Hardie and LP SmartSide, require professional siding contractors to install their products up to their standards in order for your siding to be completely covered by their warranty. That means if you buy siding from big-box stores and try to install it yourself, your product immediately is disqualified for any manufacturer warranty.

How to Guarantee Having James Hardie Siding Warranty

Scottish Home Improvements is the elite preferred siding contractor of James Hardie with a 98% recommendation rating. Not only does that mean your siding will be fully covered by the manufacturer warranty, but you’ll have the trusted siding contractor in Denver working by your side along the way. The James Hardie warranty, depending on the product, offers either a 30 year or 50 year product warranty and an additional 15 year fading warranty. Denver property owners agree that you don’t want to miss out on this crucial warranty that protects your costly investment.

Scottish Home Improvements also provides a five year limited workmanship warranty, covering any and all defects regarding installation at no additional cost. When choosing Lowe’s for siding installation, they only offer a one year limited workmanship warranty and have the work completed by various independent contractors that may not specialize in siding. Many third party sites hosting reviews regarding Lowe’s siding installation average one to two stars out of five stars. Home Depot offers additional installation warranties that are available up to 30 years but come at a steep price and only has a 68% recommendation rating on siding installation. Scottish Home Improvements recently won the BBB Gold Star for zero complaints for seven consecutive years.

Siding Product Knowledge

Our passion here at Scottish Home Improvements is siding and it’s definitely apparent through our extensive product knowledge among all our siding experts. We’ve worked with every material option available in the siding market and have a broad understanding of all the benefits and disadvantages tied to each one. No matter what your priorities are– whether aesthetics are key and you need to elevate the curb appeal of your Denver Square home in Wash Park or you’re searching for a budget-friendly energy efficient option for your Tudor-revival near Bonnie Brae, Scottish Home Improvements is fully equipped to help your family choose the perfect siding option for your home or business. We offer a extensive collection of brand name products, local siding distributors, and exclusive, unique materials to ensure we have the right option for you.

We offer free on-site consultations in order to better evaluate your home or business and its siding needs. On-site consultations allow us to take photos of your building’s exterior and also evaluate how your current siding option has endured the Colorado climate. Assessing your current siding allows us to better determine what siding materials your building needs alongside any priorities or concerns you may have. We have state-of-the-art rendering software that enables us to create finalized 3D images of what your home or business will look like with each potential siding option you’re interested in. If there are certain colors or aesthetics you’re searching for, our design experts can present you with all available options and offer designs that you may be interested in. Our rendering software and siding experts allows Denver consumers to make the most informed decision regarding your large investment. When our customers are better informed and educated, the siding process is quicker, much more manageable, and virtually stress-free.

The Big-Box Store Customer Experience vs. the Scottish Customer Experience

Purchasing siding through larger, general hardware stores gives Denver customers multiple engagement points with many different team members, offering more opportunities for a bad experience. Customers have to find an associate to help locate and discuss siding, then talk to a different associate at checkout regarding installation services. Customers don’t get to choose or meet with the independent contractors that these stores assign prior to installation. That means customers have no background information on the contractors, have to trust Home Depot or Lowe’s, and keep their fingers crossed that installation goes smoothly.

That’s certainly not the case at Scottish. When you contact our office, whoever you talk to on the phone becomes your personal project manager. They become your only point-of-contact meaning no miscommunications or mixed, relayed messages. Your project manager and siding consultant are the same person, and work with you every step of the way ensuring all your needs and priorities are addressed. They will always be available, updating you on all progresses until installation is complete. We strive in high customer service standards and promise you won’t feel like just another person that walks through the doors at Home Depot or Lowe’s.

Schedule a Consultation Today

Call us today with any siding questions you may have or to schedule a free on-site consultation regarding your siding needs: (303) 662-8150

Martin Faith

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.