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This Boulder Home Was Originally Constructed With Stucco And Wood Composite Siding, Two Materials That CrumbleOver Time in the Colorado Climate—Unlike James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding Which Withstands The Test Of Time

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Location: Boulder, CO
Siding Composition: James Hardie Fiber Cement Lap Siding
Siding Brand & Profile: James Hardie Fiber Cement Lap Siding
Siding & Trim Colors: James Hardie Fiber Cement Lap Siding in Arctic White and Woodtone

This Boulder home was originally constructed with stucco and wood composite siding, two materials that crumble over time in the Colorado climate—unlike James Hardie fiber cement siding which withstands the test of time.

Home siding material is the most important step to protecting both exterior and interior walls. In the Colorado climate, where baking sun, high winds, and snow and ice are major factors to consider, siding products like stucco and wood composite siding are poor choices. These Boulder homeowners found a lot of damage to both their stucco and wood composite siding, showing wear-and-tear from exposure to Colorado elements, leading to crumbling, splitting, and peeling. 

James Hardie fiber cement siding is crafted from cellulose fibers and designed to hold up under extreme elements native to Colorado’s climate. Designed to seal out moisture, fiber cement siding protects the home from moisture damage that leads to splitting, peeling, and other signs of deterioration. James Hardie fiber cement siding is the best choice for siding Colorado homes. 

The former Boulder home siding in stucco and wood composite was a fading beige, and these homeowners wanted to bring some bright, modern style with James Hardie Woodtone and Color Plus lap siding in Arctic White.

Because the homeowners were replacing all of their home siding with fiber cement siding, they wanted to elevate the style from aged beige wood composite siding to something more modern and eye-catching. Bellwether replaced the wood siding with James Hardie Color Plus fiber cement lap siding in Arctic White, immediately brightening the home exterior. 

For added depth and a high-end modern touch, we added James Hardie fiber cement siding treated with Woodtone in Aspen Ridge. Woodtone-treated siding mimics the rich color and natural grain of wood siding, but with all the protective benefits of fiber cement siding. It is a warming contrast to the clean, snowy appeal of the Arctic White lap siding. 

Bellwether recommends James Hardie fiber cement products for their high quality, but also their sophisticated design, and Rich Espresso soffit, trim, and fascia elevated this Boulder home’s style to modern and chic.

For added curb appeal and high-end finishing, Bellwether and the homeowners opted for trim, soffit, and fascia in James Hardie Color Plus Rich Espresso. This bold tone ties together the brightness of the Arctic White siding and the Woodtone in Aspen Ridge, adding a darker color to draw the eye and create contrast. Custom cedar posts at the front entrance complete the style goals, and the final result is much more modern and luxe.

Color choice was an important piece of this siding replacement project and completely transformed the look of this Boulder home. The homeowners made an investment in their James Hardie Color Plus products, and that investment will last a lifetime. With the James Hardie Color Plus warranty, the customers know that these color options are covered for more than 15 years, and the color will remain vibrant without cracking, peeling, or chipping away.

James Hardie fiber cement siding products are the best choices for Boulder, CO homes because of lifetime warranties and a grade-A fire rating.

Not only did these Bellwether clients save their home from further damage and elevate the style, they made a decision to protect themselves against a big Boulder, CO threat: wildfire. Nestled in the Rocky Mountain foothills, Boulder residents are no strangers to nearby fires, but James Hardie fiber cement siding products have a grade-A fire rating. Now, this newly designed home is safeguarded against all Colorado elements: baking sun, high winds snow and ice, and most importantly, the threat of spark and flame during Colorado wildfire season. 

These homeowners will have this assurance for years to come thanks to Bellwether’s installation practices and expertise and the James Hardie 30-year product warranty which guarantees their fiber cement lap siding will protect the home they love from the outside in.

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