Siding is a big investment and the price tag will make nearly any homeowner flinch.  There are ways to replace or install new siding on a budget for sure.  However, that may not always be such a good idea, especially here in Colorado.  James Hardie Fiber Cement is a premium siding choice that costs more than other types. But, below are three good reasons why paying more for James Hardie for a home in Colorado is worth the additional cost.

James Hardie Color is Sun-Resistant

James Hardie Fiber cement is an incredibly low-maintenance product that won’t fade under harsh UV., Coloradans will love this because our struggle with sun-fading is real.   The siding technology is called  ColorPlus® and it comes with a 30-year limited product warranty and a 15-year limited finish warranty that covers both paint and labor. ColorPlus® James Hardie siding is manufactured to be stable and the paint is baked in and stays on the boards longer and will not lose its luster as rapidly as many other siding types. 

James Hardie is Hail Resistant

Fiber cement siding has become a popular choice in Colorado because of its superior protection against natural elements. James Hardie® is a particular favorite among Colorado homeowners because it is all but impervious to rain, snow, wind, and yes, even hail. If that’s not enough, consider this–James Hardie fiber cement siding requires almost no maintenance at all. Made from a combination of sustainable materials including cement, sand, and wood fibers, it will probably outlast you in your Colorado home.

James Hardie is Fire-Resistant

With building materials and finishes being more flammable than ever, here in Colorado especially, it’s important to choose siding that prevents fires from outside.  It only takes a matter of a few minutes for a fire to eat up all the combustible material inside a home once it gets in–so keeping it out is the key to safer homes in Colorado.  Wood and vinyl are two of the most combustible materials you can clad your Colorado home with, also the most prolific in the state.  James Hardie has a Class1 fire rating.  This means it won’t catch or spread fires.  Made from non-combustible ingredients like sand and cement James Hardie is one of the all-around best siding materials for Colorado–and well worth the extra money you pay for peace of mind.

We are the number one installer of James Hardie siding in the country–feel free to reach out to us for more information.

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.