Whether you’ve lived in Boulder County for a while or you just moved here, you know that in Colorado you experience weather extremes every year. Though we love living in a place where we can experience all four seasons, these elements can put severe wear on our home’s siding. That’s why WestPro has decided to partner with James Hardie® offering the top-rated cement fiber siding on the market.
Why James Hardie® Fiber Cement Siding?
Fiber cement siding is revolutionizing the siding installation industry and is giving homeowners and others more than has ever been offered by another siding brand:
Fiber cement siding — and more specifically the James Hardie® brand — is made to take on all the elements that we experience. It can withstand wind, rain, and hail, and it isn’t prone to rot, termites, or water damage. It is also resistant to fire, protecting your home if the worst should happen.
With James Hardie siding, you don’t have to worry about painting your home in addition to investing in new siding installation. Cement fiber siding comes with the color baked onto it. As a result, the color of your siding lasts longer than the normal paint job and requires very little, if any maintenance to keep your siding looking vibrant for years to come.
James Hardie siding comes in a variety of colors, textures, and finishes allowing you to achieve the look that you desire. You never have to make the choice between style and curb appeal for longevity.
James Hardie siding requires very little maintenance. Unlike wood that has to be restained or painted regularly or aluminum siding that is prone to dents, fiber cement siding only needs to be washed with mild soap to wash away dirt and stay looking its best.
Not only does James Hardie siding require very little maintenance, but it also offers a generous warranty — a 30-year, non-prorated warranty! Enjoy a siding that can withstand the Colorado weather, offers beautiful color, and lasts effortlessly.
This kind of siding is also incredibly easy to install allowing us to easily, quickly, and effectively replace the siding on your home. With this advantage and the others this siding provides, this is an investment with a high return on investment!
James Hardie Products
Another reason why we love James Hardie is that there is no limit to the styles you can achieve. Cement fiber siding comes in a variety of textures, colors, and styles allowing you to achieve the look you desire.
- HardiePlank® Lap Siding
- HardieShingle® Siding
- HardiePanel® Verticle Siding
- HardieSoffit® Precut Panel
- HardieTrim® and Fascia
- Artisan® by James Hardie
What is Fiber Cement Siding?
Fiber cement siding was invented by the siding installation experts at James Hardie 25 years ago and they continue to be leaders in the industry with innovative products. The difference that fiber cement siding can provide you starts at the very beginning with the ingredients.
What is Fiber Cement Siding Made Out Of?
This innovative siding type is created using four different ingredients:
- Wood pulp
- Fly ash or silica sand
- Portland cement
I Really Don’t Have to Paint It?
James Hardie’s ColorPlus® Technology provides long-lasting, uniform, and vibrant color. Our siding is able to uphold a 30-year warranty because:
- Not only is the paint baked onto the siding, but 50% more paint is applied in multiple coats to every surface of the siding.
- As part of the process to maintain the color, between each coat the siding is cured — creating a siding material that doesn’t crack, chip, or peel.
Due to James Hardie ColorPlus® Technology, our siding is UV and fading resistant.
Why WestPro Recommends James Hardie Fiber Cement
There are many viable siding materials available. However, WestPro recommends cement fiber siding manufactured by James Hardie because we see first hand the abuse that siding takes in Colorado, and specifically, Boulder County. We live here and have our own homes that we maintain and are well aware of the wear-and-tear that Colorado’s weather extremes and storms cause. We recommend this type of siding because we have seen it tested and its claims have proven to be true.
Want to Learn More?
Are you ready to learn more about our siding installation services and if fiber cement siding is a good fit for your home? Contact the siding contractors at WestPro to get a free quote! We offer residential, commercial, and multi-family services.
Areas We Serve
We serve Boulder County and the entire Front Range. If you don’t see your city listed, contact us! We would love to help you.
Siding Style Types & Accents
Lap siding is sleek, strong, and traditional. This timeless siding option fits any style — it is a James Hardie best seller! Outfit your home with siding that will last and look good for years to come.
Shingle siding, also referred to as shake siding, is an easy way to add classic charm to your home. This siding option is a popular choice for Cape Cod-style homes, or a perfect choice for an accent area of your home such as your home’s dormer. With the same look as a cedar shake shingle, but with greater longevity, durability, fire and water resistance, the HardieShingle can add lasting charm to your home.
Vertical siding is an effective way to set your home apart, as vertical siding is less conventional than horizontal siding — but no less beautiful. To create a visual statement, combine the traditional style of lap siding [anchorlink to above section] with vertical siding.
Soffits are essential elements of your home’s construction that cover the underside of your home’s eaves and porch ceilings. James Hardie offers smooth soffits and vented soffits and can fit a variety of aesthetic styles and building code requirements.
There is more to protecting your home than just the siding. Trim is the finishing touch of any siding project and helps to emphasize corners, columns, fascia, doors, windows, and other elements of your home’s exterior. James Hardie offers HardieTrim in a variety of colors to allow you to create the perfect look for your home.
The Artisan collection is for those homeowners in Colorado who want to set their homes apart with the highest quality lap siding and trim on the market. Reveal® Panel Systems are also available to create a modern design. This siding is thicker and is created to have deeper shadow lines for a natural look. Enhancing your home is easy when you upgrade to Artisan® by James Hardie.
What Type of Siding Do I Choose?
When it comes to siding installation for your home in the Boulder County area, there is a lot to consider. Not only must you choose a siding contractor, but you must choose a siding material — wood, vinyl, fiber cement, metal, stone, etc. In some cases, the siding material will determine the style of your siding, but not always, especially when you choose James Hardie siding — you’ve got options!
Lap siding is horizontal siding and is the style used on most homes. It is a versatile style that can easily work alone or with other siding styles to create a unique look for your home. Lap siding, like all of James Hardie products, comes in a variety of colors and two good grain textures that is sure to make your home look its best.
Accent Siding For:
Vertical siding is becoming more popular, but is still a way to set your home apart from others on the block. Install vertical siding alone or with other siding styles — use a lap siding accent to create visual interest for your home.
Shingle siding can be used by itself to create a look reminiscent of Cape Cod-style homes, or as an accent material for your home’s exterior. If choosing to use shingle siding as an accent, using it on your home’s dormer can be great to give your home a personalized, three-dimensional look.
Choosing Your Siding Style
When choosing the siding for your home the best place to begin is the siding material you would like to use (i.e. fiber cement siding, stucco, wood, etc.). Once you have that figured out it’s time to choose the style of siding (lap siding, vertical siding, etc.). James Hardie offers a few style options to allow you to create a long-lasting, high-quality look. The best way to choose the siding style for your home is by considering these three aspects:
Home Exterior Style
The style of your home can play a big part in the style of siding you choose. Many traditionally styled homes look best with lap-siding, and, really, any style of home will look good with lap siding. However, if you want to try something different, vertical siding or shingle siding can provide a little extra character for your home. Coastal homes and specifically Cape Cod-style homes will look good with shingle siding and vertical siding will fit homes with a modern, rustic aesthetic.
Taking the aesthetic of your neighborhood into consideration is also important. For example, if you live in a neighborhood of mostly colonial style homes that tend to have lap siding, it might not be a good idea to install vertical siding on your home. However, consult with a siding installation expert to better understand your options and how you can make your home look its very best.
It is also important to consider your budget and how your siding options might fit into your budget. However, with James Hardie products, it is important to note that their fiber cement siding is affordable and will last longer than other siding types — with this in mind you may be able to invest more initially while enjoying a high return over a longer amount of time.