When siding becomes old or damaged, your home’s protective layer is compromised. It can quickly become vulnerable to moisture intrusion, pest infestation, and other costly hassles. Most people only replace their siding once in a lifetime, so it’s important to get educated on siding options in order to discover the best long-term siding choice for your Denver home.
The Beauty and Benefits of Lap Siding
Lap siding is a popular siding style that gets its name from the individual planks that “overlap” each other. Horizontal lap siding is also called clapboard siding. It’s installed from the bottom up, and the bottom edge of each plank overlaps the top edge of the plank under it. Planks can come in different widths and are super long—to decrease the number of visible seams in your siding.
Lap Siding Looks Amazing on Many Different Home Styles
HardiePlank lap siding looks fabulous on a wide variety of home styles. So whether you live in a Bungalow, Victorian, Denver Square, Tudor Fairy style, or Ranch style home, the versatile look of lap siding will look fabulous on your home.
Lap Siding Stands up to the Elements
HardiePlank lap siding stands up to harsh Denver weather. The James Hardie company studied the long-term effects of weather on siding, and created the HardieZone system as a result. The HardieZone system designed siding for your specific region of the country that would stand up to your particular region’s unique weather, giving you confidence in your home’s protection.
Lap Siding Resists Pests
Gorgeous HardiePlank siding resists pests such as termites, carpenter ants, and stink bugs. It also resists woodpeckers, so you won’t have to deal with the costly repairs needed from woodpecker damages—which occur most often on wood siding.
The Top Lap Siding Material—Fiber Cement
While lap siding may be available in vinyl, wood, or fiber cement, the top material choice is by far fiber cement siding. Vinyl may be cost effective, but it dents easily, is super thin, and needs to be replaced far sooner than fiber cement will. Wood siding looks great, but it comes with a constant need for maintenance in order to keep it sealed and avoid moisture penetration.
Fiber cement siding looks fabulous because it’s super thick and can mimic the look of wood siding easily, yet give you the low maintenance you deserve. Fiber cement siding is made from cement, sand, and cellulose. It’s known to stand up to the weather, and lasts for literally decades.
The Most Popular Fiber Cement Brand—James Hardie
James Hardie is the most popular brand of fiber cement in America. It protects over 8,000,000 homes in America due to its outstanding ability to endure weather elements and its great looks. It lasts up to 50 years when installed correctly and maintained properly. HardiePlank lap siding endured rigorous testing at the Good Housekeeping Research Institute and received the prestigious Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval. It resists moisture, endures high winds, and resists fading.
Lap Siding Retains Its Color
HardiePlank lap siding can be ordered with a durable, baked-on ColorPlus Technology finish. The James Hardie company created this fade resistant, UV resistant color to last, and it’s warrantied for 15 years to stand up against cracking, peeling, or flaking. Not only that, but they offer the curated colors in designer chosen collections to take the guesswork out of home exterior color selection.
The Dream Collection consists of over 700 colors made to order to bring your vision for your home exterior into reality. Color families include Peaceful Pastels, Blues and Greens, Grays and Neutrals, Earth Tones, and Classic Lights and Darks.
The Statement Collection consists of a gorgeous group of colors that are most popular in your region of the country. They’re readily available, and locally stocked for ease of ordering.
HardiePlank Lap Siding Is Fire Resistant
Non-combustible HardiePlank lap siding won’t contribute to a fire. Unlike wood, which fuels a fire, and vinyl, which melts in a fire, HardiePlank resists extreme heat and fires. Some insurance companies will even give a discount to homeowners who protect their homes with James Hardie siding due to its non-combustible makeup.
HardiePlank Comes with a 30-Year Warranty
The James Hardie Company stands behind their outstanding products with a substantial warranty. This non-prorated, transferable, 30-year warranty is protected as long as you have your siding installed by a James Hardie Preferred Contractor. These contractors are trained and held to strict standards by the James Hardie company, so you can trust you will get the best possible installation when you hire a James Hardie Preferred Contractor.
Artisan Lap Siding Collection
The Artisan® Collection by James Hardie offers homeowners with impeccable taste gorgeous Lap Siding options to express their sense of style and creativity. Artisan lap siding sets your home apart with its deep shadow lines and extra thick planks that give definition to your home. This luxury collection of lap siding gives you the elegant, distinct look that makes your home stand out.
Green Building Material—James Hardie Lap Siding
No toxic materials are used in the manufacturing of James Hardie fiber cement siding products. It lasts up to five decades, making it one of the most enduring siding materials on the market, and therefore a green building material.
Why Denver Homeowners Choose Refined Exteriors as Their Siding Contractor
Homeowners appreciate our fluid communication throughout the siding installation selection and installation process. Our projects are completed on time and on budget. We respect your home and keep our job site clean.
Contact us today for a free consultation that will give you confidence in your home.