Be Seasonally Versatile
Having siding that effectively protects your home in Boulder County is essential. Whether you live in Longmont, Loveland, Lafayette, or Erie, you need siding that can withstand the wear-and-tear of the wide variety of weather we experience in Colorado. When you live on the Front Range, your home is exposed to:
- Damaging UV rays of the sun
- Bitter cold temperatures of winter
- Brutal spring hailstorms
- And heavy fall winds
When Is It Time for An Upgrade?
Keeping an eye on your siding is vital for maintaining the structural integrity of your home.
Why Should I Replace My Siding?
Upgrading or replacing your current siding is an investment and we want you to feel well equipped in the decision making process.
Enhance the Curb Appeal
James Hardie Siding does not require painting; guaranteeing your home will look great for years to come.
Increase the Value of Your Home
Replacing your siding has a high return on investment – as high as 80% – setting your home apart in curb appeal, in addition to the overall value.
Decrease Energy Bills
The effectiveness of your siding will have a direct effect on your energy bill. Siding acts as a sealant for keeping the warm in and the cold out.
Damaged siding not only looks bad, but can put your home at risk for additional damage such as water damage, infestation, and can cause more expensive repairs. When you replace your siding, you are eliminating the damage from recurring.
Reduce Home Maintenance
Your home’s siding functions as the first line of protection from the outside elements, greatly reducing the amount of maintenance that you have to invest in your home.
It is a good idea to keep a watchful eye on your siding at the end of it’s life. When your siding is nearing the end of its warranty, it is time to start thinking about replacement.
10 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Siding
It can be easy to want to put off replacing your siding till it is dire. However, sometimes waiting to install new siding can leave your home open to more extensive damage. Clues that your home needs siding installation by WestPro include:
If your siding is rotting or crumbling, it must be replaced. In some cases, just replacing that piece of siding can fix the issue. However, if you are experiencing rot in one place, there is a good chance that your siding might be suffering from damage elsewhere.
Painting Too Often
If you have to repaint the exterior of your home more often than usual, it could be a sign that your siding simply needs to be replaced. Most siding should last between eight to 10 years or longer depending on the siding you install. Peeling, cracking, and chipping is a clear sign that you need siding installation.
Warped and Rotting
Warped or rotting siding not only needs to be replaced, but could cause further damage if you don’t install new siding. Even though siding is exposed to the elements, it should always maintain its shape.
Increased Energy Bills
There are a lot of reasons why your energy bills may have increased, and many that may have nothing to do with your siding. However, your siding can contribute to higher energy costs and could be the root culprit. Old and ineffective siding that isn’t performing like it used to, will definitely contribute to the energy-inefficiency of your home.
Loose or Cracked Siding
Broken or cracked siding can occur due to an isolated incident after a storm. However, if it seems like more than just a few boards were affected, it could mean there is a bigger issue at work. Broken or loose boards can create more damage such as water damage which can be more costly to repair.
Water Damage Within the Home
There are a lot of reasons why you might find water damage within your home: plumbing issues, roof damage, and other broken systems. However, it could be due to your siding becoming ineffective. Holes, cracks, rotting, and loose siding can all contribute to eventual water damage in your interiors. Water damage is dangerous to not only the structural integrity of your home, but can become detrimental and a serious threat to your family’s health.
Mildew, Fungus & Mold
When water damage has had time to create more damage, it can cause mildew, fungus, and mold. These can especially be found near seams that are no longer sealed. Allowing mildew, fungus, and mold to grow uninhibited can greatly weaken other structural elements of your home. If you spy any of these growing, you need to find the root cause stat.
Bubbling under your siding is never a good sign; it means that water is trapped under your siding. This moisture could easily make it to the structural elements that make up your home’s interior. When you spy bubbling, you need to investigate the cause immediately and start thinking about siding installation.
Fading can also be a telltale sign that it’s time to replace your siding. Fading can be a clear indication that your siding has lost its waterproofing. Which can cause a plethora of other issues if it isn’t replaced.
What is the Best Siding For My Colorado Home?
There are a variety of siding types that can be effective to protect your home in Boulder County. Those options include wood, vinyl, stucco, stone, and others. However, we suggest fiber cement siding and more specifically James Hardie siding because:
- It lasts longer — 30-year non-prorated warranty
- Can withstand the weather extremes
- Doesn’t require painting
- Offers water and fire resistance
- Provides resistance to rot and termites
- Along with other benefits
In Colorado, siding must be especially durable because it will endure hail, extreme temperatures, and more. If your siding is not up to the task and it’s time for you to upgrade, this is where James Hardie® products come in. WestPro proudly installs America’s #1 brand of fiber cement siding to ensure your home in Boulder County is protected and looks great for decades to come!
Discover the Benefits of James Hardie® Fiber Cement Siding
- Superior durability – Fiber cement holds up against wind, rain, and hail. Because it is primarily made of cement, it can’t be damaged by termites and will never suffer from rot. It’s even resistant to fire.
- Lasting color – You’ll see less fading, chipping, and cracking when you choose James Hardie prefinished products with baked-on ColorPlus® Technology. The paint color lasts longer, which means less maintenance required.
- Custom design – James Hardie’s unique design tool lets you experiment with a wide variety of siding colors and styles to find the ones that best complement your home.
- Generous warranty – Enjoy a 30-year non-prorated warranty on your new James Hardie siding installation.
Why Fiber Cement Is Better Than Vinyl Siding
Don’t settle for vinyl siding – which has a tendency to crack when it gets cold and can’t stand up to tough weather as we experience in Boulder County. James Hardie siding is specifically designed to resist rot and termites, and offers a more authentic wood grain look than vinyl. This well-crafted, aesthetically pleasing siding will help beautify your home for years to come. Trust your James Hardie siding installation to the trained and certified siding installation experts at WestPro.
Request a New Siding Estimate Today
Talk to one of WestPro’s expert siding installation team members today. For more information about fiber cement siding and to request a free estimate, reach out to us at (303) 223-3996 or submit our online contact request form.