Why Vinyl Siding for Mountain Homes is a Bad Idea

Choosing The Right Siding For Your Colorado Mountain Home

The Colorado mountain life is much coveted. The Rockies are arguably the most magnificent range of mountains in the US if not the world. Living up in the winter wonderland of the mountains and foothills is a dream that many aspire to. The idea of a warm house nestled deep in the snowy forest, under looming but beautiful peaks is intoxicating. The mountains in Colorado are a veritable paradise filled with beauty and outdoor activities aplenty.

A place people flock to for entertainment; where avid skiers and snowboarders aspire to one day put down roots. However, the realities of mountain life can be very different. The snow and ice can be treacherous, the roads slick and dangerous and the cold sometimes lasts deep into Spring. Weather as extreme as in the Colorado foothills and mountains will wreak havoc on a house plumbing, roofing, and siding alike. That is why mountain homeowners need to make wise choices on home improvements that will stand up to the mountain extremes. One such choice is fiber cement siding from James Hardie. This expertly engineered siding stands up to the most extreme temperatures without being damaged. As opposed to vinyl siding, which is notorious for cracking in snow and extreme cold. A consumer report found that vinyl siding is less likely to stay put in extreme winds like those in the colorado mountains and more prone to fading under extreme ultraviolet light exposure, as found in the high altitude of the Rockies.


Scottish Home Improvement For Your Front Range Siding

Scottish Home Improvements has been installing siding on homes in the foothills and front range for over two decades. We have seen first hand the endurance of James Hardie Fiber Cement siding in extreme mountain conditions. As Denver and Colorado’s siding expert, we suggest anyone with a home in mountains steer clear of vinyl siding that can split or crack when the temperatures drop below freezing as they often to in the mountains. If you have questions about vinyl or fiber cement siding, or would like to schedule a free siding consultation, contact us today. We will be happy to answer your questions and give you our best advice on siding options for your Colorado mountain home.

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