Denver homeowners with wood siding know the commitment needed to prevent moisture intrusion and other costly damages. Wood may look gorgeous on your home and insulate it well, but it can become expensive to repair or replace.
Water penetrates wood easily and makes your home vulnerable to pest infestation. Once your home exterior is compromised, trouble cascades and will cost you. Wood also attracts woodpeckers and other pests.
In case of a fire, wood siding can fuel it rather than resist it. So, for many reasons, Denver homeowners are turning from wood siding to James Hardie siding for the best long-term siding solution.
Wood Siding 101
While wood siding may look great upon installation, its upkeep and repairs can dampen a homeowner’s excitement over time. Here are the major problems with wood siding in Denver:
1. Wood Requires High Maintenance
Every 4-9 years, wood siding needs to be sealed because it’s so porous and absorbs water rather than repelling it. Over a 30-year period, you’ll need to paint or reseal your home up to 7 or 8 times if you have wood siding. When you paint wood siding, it requires spot scraping, sanding, repairing any trouble spots, and repainting. This is a super time-consuming process and can be avoided by simply installing a more durable siding material on your home.
2. Wood Need Lots of Repairs
Due to water penetration, wood siding is prone to mold, mildew, and rot. Once moisture damage starts to impact your wood siding, it will spread and cause more costly trouble, so it’s vital you address problems promptly.
3. Wood Warps
Wood warps, swells, and creates gaps in your siding that allow damaging moisture to penetrate.
4. Wood Attracts Insects
Termites and woodpeckers love wood siding and can cause expensive damage to it. The damaging impact woodpeckers make can become a nuisance annually because they are known to be territorial and come back each year.
5. It’s Not as Green as You Think
The paint, stain, and sealants wood siding requires are damaging to the environment. Their harsh chemical makeup releases toxins into the air.
Exchange the High-Maintenance Needs of Wood Siding for Low-Maintenance Hardie Siding
Made to mimic the look of wood siding, James Hardie siding offers Denver homeowners an attractive, low-maintenance solution to the common problems of wood siding. Avoid the tedious upkeep wood requires by installing easy-to-maintain Hardie siding.
Also known as fiber cement siding, cement board siding, and James Hardie siding, Hardie siding is the most popular siding product in America.
Whether you live in a Ranch home, a Victorian, a Denver Square home, or another architectural style, Hardie siding offers you the beauty and low maintenance you desire.
Benefits of Hardie Siding
Hardie siding outperforms both wood siding and stucco siding, particularly in the Denver area.
Hardie siding is much heartier than wood siding. While moisture can create wood rot, mold, and mildew in wood siding, Hardie siding is resilient even in wet environments. It stands up against moisture penetration so you can rest assured your home is well protected in spite of the Denver weather.
Stands up to Temperature Changes
Hardie siding’s makeup consists of cement, sand, and cellulose. This combination of ingredients makes it durable even during the abrupt temperature changes Denver experiences.
The natural components and low level of toxicity in Hardie siding give you a greener and more environmentally friendly option. At least 75% of the raw materials used to make Hardie siding are locally sourced.
Increases Home Value
Boost the resale value of your home by installing gorgeous Hardie siding. Enjoy a high return on investment (ROI).
Hardie siding’s 30-year warranty gives you confidence in your investment.
Siding is exposed to the weather elements 24/7. Hardie siding gives you high performance for years to come. It stands up to Denver’s harshest winter storms. It withstands high winds, storms, hail, and snow.
Built for Denver’s Climate
The HardieZone system was created to customize Hardie siding to match the demands of weather conditions in various regions of the United States. Denver weather is no contest for the HZ5 product. It stands up to freezing temperatures, seasonal temperature variations, and even ice. It’s engineered to give you superior paint adhesion and water resistance.
Get Color that Lasts
Hardie siding comes in pre-primed boards or with factory baked-on color. ColorPlus technology gives you UV resistance and fade resistance. Its 15-year warranty gives you peace of mind and ensures you won’t have to paint frequently like homeowners with wood siding.
Hardie siding needs almost no maintenance compared to wood siding. Simply wash your Hardie siding twice a year with a garden hose and a medium bristle nylon brush to remove any grit or dirt. Keep an eye on its caulking over the years. Look for any gaps or cracks that need to be repaired. If caulking deteriorates, add new caulking to keep your home well-protected and sealed.
Enjoy Siding that Lasts Decades
Hardie siding lasts up to 50 years when it is installed properly and maintained well over the years.
Siding Replacement You Can Trust
Don’t settle for a subpar siding contractor. Get the long-term performance you deserve from new siding by hiring us to install gorgeous Hardie siding on your home exterior.
At Refined Exteriors, we’re a James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractor so your warranty is well-protected, and you can rest assured your siding will be installed with precision. We complete siding replacement on time and in budget. We provide fluid communication throughout your siding installation and leave a clean job site each day.