We are proud to specialize in James Hardie siding. The #1 recommended siding in the US. James Hardie is a fiber cement product that is ideal for the Colorado market.
Fiber cement has become one of the most popular choices for Denver and Colorado homes at Colorado Siding Repair, as a James Hardie Elite Preferred installer, we work with superior James Hardie fiber cement siding for a large percentage of our customers’ projects.
Fiber cement generally requires a larger initial investment than cheaper alternatives such as vinyl or aluminum some brands are prone to chips and other wear that can require occasional touch-ups and it’s often a good idea to repaint it after several years.
You’ve probably seen ads for vinyl siding, in print and on the air, for years. National firms have put forth a massive effort to market vinyl siding; maybe that’s why vinyl is the most popular choice across America today.
Vinyl’s relatively inexpensive compared with other choices, and it’s available in a variety of colors, textures, and styles. It can be easy to cleanBut vinyl siding is not your most durable choice and since you’ll probably have to repair or replace it on occasion, it’s unlikely vinyl will be your most cost-effective option in the long term. You usually can’t change the color you choose vinyl tends to warp over time and even tree branches can leave unsightly dents and dings in your vinyl siding. Needless to say, vinyl siding has a hard time standing up to Colorado’s harsh weather, including hail and high winds.
LP SmartSide is Colorado’s clear choice for durable, beautiful composite wood siding. It’s a great product, and a strong option for your Colorado home, especially in certain circumstances.
LP SmartSide is lighter than some other types of siding, so it’s easier to install in most cases. You can use LP SmartSide to match a lot of the existing composite wood siding out there, so it’s often the product-of-choice when partial replacement is your best option. It’s also a bit more resistant to damage from water and bugs than cedar siding, and requires a bit less maintenance.
As good a product as it is, LP SmartSide doesn’t come with as strong a warranty as James Hardie fiber cement but it costs the same. And it has to be painted, which is why it’s not generally the best choice for a full-replacement project.
There are a couple of different types of metal siding available you’ll see homes with steel siding, which can be resistant to impact (hail), or aluminum (which won’t rust).
Metal siding won’t mold, rot, or fade, and it can be appropriate for some situations fairly low-maintenance fire resistant and somewhat eco-friendly (there’s little waste in the installation process).
Steel is heavy – durable, but quite expensive because it takes longer to install. Aluminum? Very easy to dent (and here in Colorado, there’s always another hail storm around the corner!). And if not installed properly, your metal siding could rust.