Its qualities extend far beyond simple durability and numerous benefits include:
- An impressively beautiful appearance that is extremely similar to wood
- An instant “curb appeal” upgrade!
- Extremely low maintenance.
- Unlike wood, this product does not rot.
- A super-long paint cycle, up to 15-20 years.
- Non-expansive when it gets wet, which prevents paint from flaking off.
- Significant insulating qualities resulting in lower utility bills for both heating and cooling.
Fiber Cement Siding is also non-combustible making it the ideal choice for homes in rural areas with potential fire danger.
Long-lasting durability even in harsh Colorado climates
In Denver and throughout Colorado, James Hardie® fiber cement siding is an excellent choice for your house’s protection against weather extremes. Colorado sees temperatures over 100 degrees in the summer, below zero in winters, and sometimes temperatures vary as much as 50 degrees in a single day. The high altitude and ever present sunshine in Denver and most of Colorado make fade-resistance an important issue when choosing your exterior home product. Impact resistance is also an important factor in Denver because of our infamous damaging hail storms. James Hardie® fiber cement siding is also resistant to environmental factors such as woodpeckers, terminates. These Colorado specific environmental challenges are all reasons to look into James Hardie® fiber cement siding for your home. Contact Scottish Home Improvements for a free in-home consultation today!
A “Green” Option You Can Feel Good About
Because James Hardie® siding is so durable, it is recognized by several green building programs like Built Green® Colorado as the exterior cladding of choice. Longer life means less material occupying landfills in the future. By choosing a pre-finished variety, you not only get a long lasting, low maintenance finish, but you help the environment by limiting the amount of toxic Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) into the atmosphere by painting on site.
Whether your home is traditional or contemporary there is a profile to fit your architectural needs, and to suit every style of home in the market. Scottish Home Improvements can install siding styles from traditional horizontal lap (plank) style to shingles, to vertical patterns and all the exterior accessories such as trim boards, soffits, and fascias. The appearance can either be smooth or wood textured. There is even a rough sawn product available which is popular in rustic or mountain areas.
Denver Siding Installation
Installation of cement exterior home cladding is more complex than with vinyl or regular cedar siding but the beautiful results are well worth the extra effort. It is not the type of product that homeowners can install themselves and requires expert installers and special equipment. At Scottish Home Improvements our seasoned crews have installed over 1 million square feet of fiber cement siding in the past five years, making us by far the most experienced installers in Colorado. If you would like to learn more about our installation process contact Scottish Home Improvements today!