Durable Siding for Colorado Homeowners
When siding isn’t a match for the weather, it compromises your home’s protective layer, leaving it vulnerable to moisture penetration or pest infestation.
Siding is exposed to the weather 24/7 and needs to stand up to it for years. While some siding materials fail due to their makeup, other materials endure with ease. Fiber cement siding is so strong, it stands up to Denver’s harshest winter storms. Built to withstand high winds, storms, hail and snow, this durable siding will protect your home for decades and still look beautiful.
Weather-Tested HardieZone System
The James Hardie company created siding that is engineered for climate. They literally studied eight climatic variables that impact the long-term performance of siding. As a result, they engineered the HZ5 and HZ10 siding products. HZ5 is designed for Denver and other regions that have freezing temperatures, seasonal temperature variations, snow, and ice. The siding’s surface is engineered to give it superior paint adhesion and water resistance. A drip edge was added to provide improved moisture management. HZ10 stands up to hurricane-force winds, salty sea air, and humid heat. It resists damage from moisture, and provides excellent paint performance.
How Long Fiber Cement Siding Lasts
Fiber cement siding typically lasts up to 50 years if it is properly installed and well maintained. The initial investment in this strong siding pays off for decades. It will beautify your home and protect it from the elements.
Fiber Cement Siding’s Makeup
Fiber cement is made of cement, sand, and cellulose. This durable combination stands up to Denver’s winter storms with ease.
James Hardie Siding—The Brand of Choice for Denver Homes
The fiber cement siding brand of choice for Denver homeowners is James Hardie. As the top siding product in America, protecting over 8,000,000 homes, this outstanding siding performs well for decades. Here are some of the things homeowners love about James Hardie siding:
1. Enjoy low maintenance siding
James Hardie fiber cement siding requires minimal maintenance, so you can spend more time doing the things you love.
2. Express your style
The wide selection of siding styles gives you ample opportunity to complement your home’s architecture and express your style. HardiePlank lap siding gives you a traditional look that stands the test of time. HardiePanel® vertical siding delivers a modern look for those who love the trendy board-and-batten style. HardieTrim® accents your home’s windows and your front door. And HardieSoffit Panels protect your roof eaves and exterior porch ceilings.
3. Enhance your home’s beauty
The looks of James Hardie siding will keep you smiling each time you come home.
4. Increase your home’s value
Boost your home value with Hardie siding. Your curb appeal will soar when you have James Hardie siding installed. It will help attract buyers when it’s time to sell your home.
5. Gain confidence with optimal coverage
James Hardie siding’s outstanding warranty gives homeowners peace of mind. This 30-year, non-prorated, transferable warranty is honored when you have your siding installed by a James Hardie Preferred Contractor.
6. Avoid the hassles of pest infestation
James Hardie fiber cement siding resists pests like carpenter ants, termites, and stink bugs. You can save time and money because Hardie Board siding keeps your home well protected from pests.
7. Protect your home and possessions
James Hardie siding is non-combustible. It won’t contribute to a fire, and it’s heat resistant. Some insurance companies give a discount on homes with this fire-resistant siding.
8. Relish vibrant color
James Hardie fiber cement comes in either pre-primed boards that are ready to paint any color after installation, or in ColorPlus technology. Baked-on at the factory, ColorPlus gives you UV resistant and fade-resistant color. Its 15-year warranty offers assurance you won’t spend your summers repainting your siding.
It’s important to care for your new siding properly in order for it to look beautiful and perform optimally over the years. The James Hardie company makes their products so well, your siding only needs minimal maintenance year-round.
Easy to Clean
Whether your home is one of Denver’s popular home styles—such as Bungalow, Victorian, Denver Square, Tudor Fairy Style or Ranch—or not, cleaning your siding will help it look great for years to come. Simply use a garden hose and a medium bristle nylon brush to get the dirt and grime off your siding. Don’t use a power washer on your siding, or you could damage it.
Simple to Maintain
Although James Hardie fiber cement siding is low-maintenance, it’s not no-maintenance. Here is the simple maintenance you need to perform to keep your siding in excellent shape so it performs at its best over its lifespan.
Inspect your caulking regularly
Verify your home siding’s seal is intact by inspecting your caulking. Look for any gaps or cracks that need to be repaired. Fiber cement is moisture resistant, but it could still be negatively impacted by condensation if your caulking deteriorates. Add fresh caulk where your siding needs it to keep your home well sealed and protected from moisture penetration, pests, and damage.
Inspect your siding periodically
Your fiber cement siding is built to last, so you shouldn’t have any problems. It still pays to take a look at your siding periodically and verify it is in good shape just in case the unexpected happened. The great news is that James Hardie has such a stout warranty, you’re covered for 30 years.
Take care of your gutters and downspouts
Since moisture is siding’s enemy, it’s important that your gutters and downspouts are in good working order. Be sure they stay clog-free and don’t have cracks in them.
A Trusted Denver Siding Contractor—Refined Exteriors
At Refined Exteriors, we’re a James Hardie Preferred Contractor. We deliver outstanding workmanship and premium products.