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Wood Composite Siding From 1983 Was Too Damaged To Repair With Sanding And Paint, So This Aurora, CO Homeowner Opted To Invest In Their Home With James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding

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Location: Aurora, CO
Siding Composition: James Hardie Color Plus Fiber Cement Siding
Year Built: 1983
Siding Brand & Profile: James Hardie Color Plus Fiber Cement Siding
Siding & Trim Colors: James Hardie Color Plus technology in Gray Slate and Arctic White Trim

Wood composite siding from 1983 was too damaged to repair with sanding and paint, so this Aurora, CO homeowner opted to invest in their home with James Hardie fiber cement siding.

This Aurora, CO home was built in 1983, in a neighborhood where wood composite siding was the default siding material. While wood composite siding is seen as an affordable choice, it is not made to last—and especially not in the Colorado climate. Even in a more suburban area like Aurora, CO, homeowners deal with weather elements unique to Colorado, including extreme temperature changes, high winds, baking sun, and ice that can hang around through the winter months, causing damage from thermal expansion and contraction.

Under the pressure of time and these weather elements, wood composite siding begins to break down—and once the process begins, things deteriorate quickly. The combination of wood materials soaks up moisture like a sponge, and under the drying sun, wood siding begins to crack and splinter.

When Bellwether went to investigate this Aurora, CO home, some areas of the siding were so damaged, they were soft to the touch. Many other areas were blistering and peeling. The damage went beyond cosmetic repair, and we knew it was time for a siding replacement. In order to invest in their home and avoid similar future damage, the homeowners opted to replace their siding with James Hardie Color Plus fiber cement siding.

James Hardie Color Plus fiber cement lap siding provides many benefits for Colorado homeowners wanting a beautiful home that keeps them warm and dry from the outside in.

Bellwether always recommends James Hardie fiber cement siding to our Colorado customers. We are James Hardie Elite Preferred contractors, so we understand the siding products inside and out, and our installers know, this is the best siding material to contend with the Colorado weather. 

James Hardie fiber cement siding is crafted in a factory-controlled setting and made from a combination of fibrous materials that strengthen a home’s exterior against moisture damage. Fiber cement siding is durable and resists wind, rain, snow and ice, baking sun, and temperature changes without allowing in moisture or warping due to thermal expansion and contraction. This resiliency lasts for years and is backed by a 30-year product warranty. 

A siding replacement is a big undertaking, but our sales teams worked closely with the homeowners to create a proposal that worked, and the customers knew that they were making an investment that will benefit them for a lifetime. 

This Aurora, CO home’s fresh James Hardie Color Plus technology in Gray Slate will last for years to come, even in the Colorado weather, thanks to product warranties from James Hardie.

A full siding replacement not only safeguarded this Aurora, CO home against the climate again, it was a facelift too! The old wood composite siding was peeling and faded after years in the baking sun. With Color Plus technology, their new fiber cement lap siding will never peel, chip, crack, or fade—and that’s backed by an additional 15-year Color Plus warranty from James Hardie. Without extra maintenance or cost, the homeowners chose a beautiful Gray Slate color for their fiber cement siding, and it will remain as rich and vibrant for years and years.

The homeowners also chose new trim from James Hardie in Arctic White. The design team helped them pick colors that added depth to the home. The bright white trim against the chic, modern Gray Slate siding creates a high contrast style that has maximum curb appeal. Now this Aurora, CO home is something that the homeowners feel safe and protected in, but that they also love driving up to at the end of a day.

When it’s time for a full siding replacement, it also is a good time to look at window replacement—like these Aurora, CO homeowners who upgraded to Pella Encompass windows in white.

At their initial call, the homeowners had also mentioned needing to replace six windows. At Bellwether, we also manage window replacement, and we always tell our customers: it’s a great time to replace windows when you’re already replacing siding. We swapped out the six old windows for new Pella Encompass windows in white, and doing this while replacing the siding meant that our installers could guarantee a perfect fit and tight seal, adding to the exterior protection the homeowners were already getting from their new James Hardie Color Plus fiber cement siding.

If you’d like to add James Hardie siding to your Colorado home, click here to get started today.

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