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This 1985 Centennial Home Was Finished In A Composite Wood Lap Siding That Was Deteriorating With Age And Weather Exposure And Needed To Be Replaced

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Location: Centennial, CO
Siding Composition: James Hardie Color Plus Fiber Cement Lap Siding
Year Built: 1985
Siding Brand & Profile: James Hardie Color Plus Fiber Cement Lap Siding
Siding & Trim Colors: Monterey Taupe fiber cement siding and Arctic White trim are backed by James Hardie’s Color Plus technology guarantee, so these timeless shades will last a lifetime.

This 1985 Centennial home was finished in a composite wood lap siding that was deteriorating with age and weather exposure and needed to be replaced.

Composite wood siding does not hold up well in Colorado, and in the Centennial area, homes are exposed to Colorado’s finicky weather patterns. High winds, temperature shifts, and plenty of moisture—snow, rain, hail, ice—and the baking sun take a toll on many siding products, and especially a wood composite siding. 

Composite wood siding is porous and vulnerable to moisture infiltration, and once the process starts, the baking sun and temperature changes force contraction and expansion that compromises the wood and can lead to splitting or warping. These Centennial homeowners had some moisture damage and wood rot and needed a siding replacement to protect their home exterior and interior.

James Hardie fiber cement siding is the best lap siding option for homeowners in the Centennial area because of its sturdy, beautiful design.

At Bellwether, we always recommend fiber cement siding from James Hardie as it offers the best available protection for Colorado homeowners. Fiber cement siding is designed with tough climates in mind. A pressed composite of cement and cellulose fibers makes the perfect, practically indestructible material to safeguard against Colorado weather. Homes remain protected and beautiful for years.

Not only is James Hardie a high-functioning siding material, it is crafted with beauty in mind. The planks are created to mimic the natural grain of wood and available in over 700 colors to match any design goal and aesthetic.

Working with our design team, the homeowners were detail-oriented and chose a 5-inch lap reveal from the James Hardie Dream Collection, a design choice that was unique and just right for this beautiful refresh.

These Centennial homeowners had classic taste, but they still wanted to do something a little different. Generally, we install a 7-inch siding on Denver-area homes, but these customers opted for James Hardie fiber cement with a 5-inch lap reveal. It still offers the tasteful, timeless design of lap siding, but the plank size catches the eye and adds a high-end appeal to the home’s exterior. 

Regardless of the siding profile, all James Hardie fiber cement siding products are designed to be just as protective as the next, so the homeowners were free to imagine the design of their dreams, knowing that whatever they chose, they’d have the protective quality of fiber cement.

Monterey Taupe fiber cement siding and Arctic White trim are backed by James Hardie’s Color Plus technology guarantee, so these timeless shades will last a lifetime.

In keeping with their classic taste, these Centennial customers shopped the James Hardie Dream Collection for lovely, earth-tone inspired shades. The 5-inch lap siding was installed in Monterey Taupe, and the James Hardie fiber cement trim in Arctic White adds subtle depth to the entire exterior design.

All of James Hardie’s fiber cement siding color choices are backed by Color Plus technology guarantees, so this home will retain its rich color with no peeling, cracking, or bubbling for years to come. 

Now this Centennial home has a clean and classic finish that our customers will be able to enjoy for years to come, thanks to James Hardie’s 30-year product warranty and Bellwether’s high-standard for design and installation.

Not only is their siding protected by Color Plus technology, James Hardie offers a 30-year warranty on the product itself. These Centennial homeowners chose something they can love for a lifetime—which is exactly how long they’ll enjoy the high-functioning, high-style benefits of James Hardie fiber cement siding and trim.

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

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