Here in Denver, we get a crazy array of weather. This makes choosing a siding to protect your home a critical decision. From the harsh UV rays that come with living at a mile high to the epic hailstorms that ravish us here on the front range–certain sidings just work better here. Below we compare three major types of side to show you the benefits of each for your Denver home.

  1. Fiber Cement Siding: Fiber cement siding is the all-around winner when speaking in terms of weather-appropriate siding for Denver. However, not all fiber cement siding is created the same. This is why we have a close partnership with the most reliable fiber cement brand in the industry–James Hardie®. It is quite literally one of the strongest and most durable siding products available today. Its resistance to cracking, fading, and warping means it can withstand whatever Denver’s intense summer heat and winter storms can throw at it–and still look fabulous. Plus, it offers unparalleled protection from birds, insects, hail, and even fire.
  2. Composite Siding: LP SmartSide is a composite siding, similar to fiber cement but with some distinctly different ingredients. This siding also offers unmatched durability against the type of harsh weather we tend to see here. Its amazing impact resistance means that you don’t need to fret every time you see a dark cloud on the horizon. Plus it resists the devastating effects of termites and fungal decay. Best of all it has excellent paint adhesion qualities with much-needed UV resistance to prevent fading due to the intense Denver sun.
  3. Vinyl Siding: When it comes to price, you really can’t beat vinyl siding. It is the most cost-effective way to clad your Denver home against everything the weather throws your way. We have a special partnership with Alside Vinyl siding because it provides both functionality and beauty for a vinyl siding option that will satisfy your aesthetic and performance needs. Alside is a premium vinyl siding, meaning it is slightly more expensive than other vinyl options but is well worth the cost since it promotes better insulation for energy efficiency and even has soundproofing qualities. Best of all, Alside vinyl siding is incredibly low maintenance and comes with several attractive design options.

For more information on any of the sidings we think work for Denver homes and schedule a free, on-site consultation for pricing, contact us at Scottish Home Improvements today!

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.