In the mile-high city of Denver, the altitude brings with it not just breathtaking views but also some unique challenges, especially when it comes to our homes. One of the significant concerns is the intensified effects of the sun on home sidings due to Denver’s altitude. But what does this mean for homeowners?

Understanding High Altitude Sun Damage

As we climb in altitude, the atmosphere becomes thinner, which means fewer barriers for UV rays to penetrate. In places like Denver, this results in a stronger, more intense sun that, over time, can wreak havoc on a home’s siding. The relentless sun speeds up the fading process, and regular sidings can show signs of wear and tear, such as discoloration and even structural damage, far sooner than in other regions.

When it Comes to Sun Damage, Siding Type Matters

Not all sidings are created equal, especially when faced with the harsh sun of the Colorado mountains. Some materials fade faster, while others become brittle or even crack under relentless UV exposure. It becomes crucial for Denver homeowners to choose siding that can not only withstand this extreme exposure but also maintain its color and integrity for years. Luckily, at Scottish Home Improvements, we have two premier siding options perfect for the task.

The Superior Sun Resistance of James Hardie Fiber Cement

Crafted with innovation, James Hardie Fiber Cement is a prime choice for those looking to combat Denver’s intense sun.

  • Benefit 1: UV resistance – One of the standout features of this siding is the ColorPlus® Technology. It ensures that the siding resists fading, ensuring that homes retain their vibrant appearance year after year.
  • Benefit 2: Durability – Beyond its color retention, James Hardie Fiber Cement is designed to endure. It resists cracking, rotting, and warping, making it an excellent fit for Denver’s fluctuating climate conditions.

The Advantages of LP Smartside Engineered Wood Siding

Moving beyond traditional wood sidings, LP Smartside offers an engineered alternative that packs both beauty and resilience.

  • Benefit 1: Sun resistance – This siding is crafted to handle UV rays much better than its traditional wood counterparts, ensuring it remains both functional and visually appealing for longer.
  • Benefit 2: Moisture and rot resistance – Denver’s snowy winters are no match for LP Smartside. The siding remains steadfast, resisting deterioration, mold, and mildew. Plus, homeowners can enjoy the authentic wood grain appearance that comes with added durability.

Choose the Right Siding for High UV and the Right Siding Contractor

In Denver’s unique climate, the right siding can make all the difference in longevity, aesthetics, and home protection. But equally important is choosing the right team to bring your vision to life.

At Scottish Home Improvements, we understand the challenges of high-altitude living and have the expertise to guide you to the perfect siding solution. Ready to protect your home from the intense Denver sun? Reach out to us for professional guidance, installation, and a free siding 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.