What is Masonite?
Masonite was one of the most frequently used siding choices for new construction in the US between the 1980s and 2010.
The home building industry and siding professionals have deemed Masonite to be an inferior building product. This product can be described best as sawdust glued together with paper overlay. This composite is extremely susceptible to moisture, mold, and mildew. Colorado Siding Repair is experienced with replacing Masonite siding with James Hardie siding products.
Why Not Masonite?
Years ago, Masonite siding became popular because it was cheap and easy to install.
And it looked pretty good on the side of a house at least until the paint dried.
But it failed so badly, it’s no longer being made (thankfully).
When the professional siding experts from Colorado Siding Repair see this stuff on Denver-area homes (which still happens from time to time), it isn’t being installed it’s being removed, and replaced.
Do you have Masonite siding on your home that’s falling apart? Give us a call. We can help.
We believe in Service Before Self – it’s a tried-and-true principle we strive to keep at the center of everything we do at Colorado Siding Repair.
Maybe that’s why we’re blessed to receive many enthusiastic five-star online reviews from our delighted customers maybe it’s why the Better Business Bureau has given us an A+ rating and maybe it’s why we’ve earned the coveted James Hardie Elite Preferred designation any siding company would like to have (but few do).
Check out Colorado Siding Repair then give us a call. We’re ready to answer your questions, guide you through the amazing array of siding choices on the market today and help solve your Masonite problem.
More on Masonite Siding
Masonite is a brand name for a type of composite siding (and not a good type).
For a generation, many people simply referred to all composite siding as “Masonite,” much the way some people refer to all tissue as “Kleenex.”
But, thankfully, not all composite siding is Masonite!
Masonite was basically a heavy-duty form of cardboard.
Salespeople convinced homeowners of the economy of Masonite siding crews from fast-moving (and fast-talking) siding companies installed and quickly painted the product and everything looked okay, at first.
Then it rained.
You can paint cardboard and leave it out in a light rain and maybe get away with that for a time or two.
But it’s still cardboard! Eventually – and in not that much time – it’s going to peel, break, crumble, and simply leave your house unprotected from the elements.
And looking ugly!
Thankfully, you don’t have to live with poor building products. The industry has moved on, far beyond products of this caliber. From vinyl to wood, from quality composites to James Hardie fiber cement (the reigning king of siding products), you now have many superior siding choices.
And the best of these products – LP SmartSide in engineered wood, and James Hardie in fiber cement – are available in so many styles, types, and colors, you’ll be amazed at your ability to create any look you can dream of.
So give us a call here at Colorado Siding Repair. We can’t wait to help you navigate the many design choices, and to help you pick the siding solution that’s just right for your home and your budget.
We can’t wait to earn our next great review from you!