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James Hardie Fiber Cement Lap Siding Is A Better Option Than Wood Siding For This Centennial, CO Home

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Location: Centennial, CO
Siding Composition: James Hardie Fiber Cement Lap Siding
Year Built: 1977
Siding Brand & Profile: James Hardie Primed Fiber Cement Lap Siding
Siding & Trim Colors: James Hardie Primed Fiber Cement Finished with ColorPlus Technology and a perfect color match with Lap Siding and Trim in Smooth.

James Hardie fiber cement lap siding is a better option than wood siding for this Centennial, CO home.

Lyle DeVries in the owner of quaint 1977 home in Centennial, CO, which was originally constructed with partial wood siding. The lap siding design matched the style of the home and the neighborhood, but wood siding is not the best siding option for Colorado homeowners. Wood siding does not withstand the harsh Colorado elements, like extreme temperatures, snow and ice, and baking sun. At nearly 50 years old, Lyle’s wood siding was deteriorating and he called Bellwether to create a siding design that matched the original aesthetic of his home but that secured his home exterior against environmental hazards and the test of time.

Bellwether recommends a fiber cement siding product for Colorado homes, and for Lyle’s home, suggested James Hardie primed lap siding. Fiber cement is a composite material that holds up against weather elements and also has a grade A rating for fire resistance. By matching the original wood siding with James Hardie fiber cement lap siding, Bellwether reinforced Lyle’s home against the elements with a beautiful, long-lasting design.

Centennial homeowner achieves a beautiful wood finish with James Hardie primed fiber cement siding.

James Hardie fiber cement siding is pre-finished and primed at the manufacturing facility to mimic a wood siding finish. This special process creates sturdy, durable lap siding boards that appear to be wood-finished, but will withstand what wood siding cannot: extreme weather, pests, and fire hazards. 

The original design of Lyle’s Centennial home is preserved because James Hardie fiber cement siding looks just like wood siding. Bellwether installed the fiber cement in a lap siding pattern, perfectly matched the home’s clean, traditional style. Now Lyle’s home is restored to its original beauty, with a product that will last much longer than wood siding.

James Hardie primed fiber cement finished with ColorPlus technology and a perfect color match with lap siding and trim in Smooth.

Color was also important to Lyle, whose original Centennial 1977 home was finished in a clean, white lap siding. With James Hardie fiber cement ColorPlus technology, homeowners can work with Bellwether’s design team to achieve virtually any color, and the color will last a lifetime. This technology utilizes a factory-controlled color application, cured between coats, meaning that the paint will never crack, peel, or chip. 

James Hardie fiber cement siding comes pre-primed in more than 700 colors from their two ColorPlus collections. The technology also allows Bellwether to color-match to any existing paint color. To achieve this color match for Lyle, Bellwether opted for the James Hardie primed lap siding and trim in Smooth. The end result is the same snowy clean lap siding effect, but unlike the white wood siding, Lyle’s fiber cement lap siding in Smooth will last a lifetime with ColorPlus technology covered by a 15-year warranty and all James Hardie fiber cement siding products protected by a 30-warranty.

Bellwether creates long-term design plans for any home siding design and homeowner budget.

Siding replacement is a large-scale project and can be a large undertaking. Our Bellwether sales and design representatives take time to understand your home. Lyle’s Centennial, CO home was built in 1977—this meant severe deterioration to the wood siding, but it was important to the homeowner to preserve the facade of the home. Bellwether could take the original design into consideration, then match and upgrade with more modern products, like James Hardie fiber cement siding. By refinishing the home with primed lap siding, the final design is true to the charming vintage appeal of the original siding, but it is enforced against extreme temperatures, Colorado sun, snow and ice—and the test of time. Lyle will enjoy the cohesive, clean look of his James Hardie fiber cement lap siding and trim in Smooth for a lifetime.

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