Home improvement is on everyone’s mind in Colorado Springs these days. Conversations consistently turn to home improvement. Perhaps it’s because we’re in the business of home improvement and people value our professional opinion. After all, you could call us the siding doctors!
What type of new siding do we recommend? That’s an easy one to answer. We always recommend James Hardie siding. There’s no need for a second opinion. James Hardie siding is well known. It’s unparalleled in its ability to protect and insulate, even against Colorado’s sometimes wild weather conditions. While it can be installed any time of year, spring is the season of choice.
Colorado Springs (and Colorado in general) can experience weather conditions ranging from wonderful to woefully severe. Weather conditions directly impact home exteriors. The first consideration, when it comes to siding, is the conditions it must endure once installed.
The best siding for Colorado Springs
James Hardie fiber cement siding is far more protective than siding made from wood or vinyl. Colorado Springs homes face varying moisture levels, gusting winds, and everything from hail and sleet to snow. A home is a big investment. Big investments should be well protected.
Vinyl siding fades, melts, can be split by hail and can actually turn brittle and start cracking or breaking from too much sun. Wood siding can rot and is often prone to insect damage. It will also burn. Both vinyl and wood are susceptible to damage from high winds. James Hardie siding is five times thicker than vinyl, making it an extra layer of insulation for your home. It can withstand winds up to 150 miles per hour and won’t melt or burn when confronted by fire.
The use of wood siding brings a host of maintenance issues. Issues like fading, drying, splitting, rotting and insect damage. James Hardie fiber cement siding is not prone to any of these issues. Since it is made from fiber cement (green and sustainable) it doesn’t suffer from temperature and/or moisture related expansion and contraction issues. Paint stays in place without peeling or flaking, leaving your home looking beautiful longer and reducing money spent on maintenance.
Hardie’s proprietary ColorPlus technology ensures color consistency and long life thanks to a baked on finish. The company is so sure of their product that they provide an unbeatable warranty. It’s easy to see why James Hardie siding is our siding of choice. Their product and Colorado’s climate are a match made in home improvement heaven.