You don’t have to be a lifelong Colorado resident to realize that we live in a state of extremes. When it comes to weather and environmental issues, we’ve learned that the key to surviving blizzards, mudslides, hail storms, and wildfires is figuring out how to expect and accept the unexpected. Colorado life is a series of unpredictable surprises. It doesn’t matter if you’re a homeowner or an investor who buys property to rent out to vacationers. Your home’s siding has an impact on the comfort, energy efficiency and safety of the house and everyone who lives there.

Let’s look at some of the ways that James Hardie Siding can protect your home.

Fiber Cement Siding Tolerates Weather Extremes

Blizzards are a common occurrence in Colorado. The ferocious winds that blow snow in every direction drive utility bills up in homes that aren’t well insulated. Moisture causes cedar shingles to rot or decay. Tornados turn anything that isn’t permanently anchored to the ground into projectiles. James Hardie siding is designed to resist flying objects and hail.

Paint Colors That Don’t Chip or Fade

Our Colorado service area lies at a higher altitude than most of the rest of the nation. Because we’re higher up, the sun is more intense, and that can cause colors to fade. Harsh weather exposes siding to a lot of wear and tear, the result of which can be chipped paint. James Hardie colors use  Color Plus® Technology to protect painted siding from fading and chipping.

Versatility – Choice of Siding Styles and Designs

Fiber Cement Siding is available in many styles and designs. Although it can’t match the look of natural wood, James Hardie siding is made to look as much like real wood grain as possible. Whether you want plank siding, panels, vertical lap, Hardieboard, or Hardieshingle siding, every style is fabricated to look like the original siding, to fit as well, and survive the rigors of nature and active families. Siding that fits well protects the exterior wood and panels, the insulation and the drywall inside the home.

Low Maintenance and Durability

As a James Hardie Preferred Contractor, you have the assurance that every siding installation from Home Design Exteriors is done according to Hardie’s rigid standards. The HardieZone system guarantees that you are getting fiber cement siding that’s designed to stand up to our weather conditions. The durability means that Hardie siding is virtually maintenance free.

Whether you’re looking to replace your old and worn out vinyl or Cedar siding, or you’re interested in learning more about fiber cement siding before hiring a siding contractor to install James Hardie Siding on a new home you just bought, you can count on our Home Design Exteriors experts to explain why a fiber cement siding installation is as wise an investment as it is a way to protect your home. Contact us to learn more or request a quote.