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These Conifer Homeowners Needed To Upgrade Their Cedar Siding To A Siding Option That Keeps Their Mountain Home Warm And Dry—And Safe During Wildfire Season. James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding Is The Best Choice For Colorado Mountain Homes

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Location: Conifer, CO
Siding Composition: James Hardie Color Plus Fiber Cement Siding
Year Built: 1985
Siding Brand & Profile: James Hardie Color Plus Fiber Cement Siding
Siding & Trim Colors: James Hardie fiber cement siding in Countrylane Red transforms this Conifer, CO home into a rustic mountain farmhouse that stays warm and cozy all winter long.

These Conifer homeowners needed to upgrade their cedar siding to a siding option that keeps their mountain home warm and dry—and safe during wildfire season. James Hardie fiber cement siding is the best choice for Colorado mountain homes.

This 1985 mountain home has a classically charming layout and overlooks gorgeous mountain and forest property—but the old cedar siding had heavily deteriorated. Not only did it look like an aged rural property, the warped and damaged siding and old windows created an unpleasant interior environment and many rooms were very drafty. 

Cedar siding, though originally popular for mountain homes, is not the best siding option in Conifer, CO. With quick temperature changes, lots of snow and ice, and plenty of baking sun, cedar siding expands and contracts according to the weather. This leads to damage quickly—and what begins as a small problem can transform into a much bigger one. Cedar siding planks will split, warp, crack, and eventually lead to gaping holes that let in moisture, cold air, and even invite pests.

What’s more, homes in Conifer, CO are very susceptible to wildfire in the warmer seasons. Damaged cedar siding can dry out in the summer, becoming incredibly vulnerable to spark and flame. Choosing a fire-resistant siding product is important for mountain homes.

Fiber cement siding is a beautiful, color-rich option for Colorado homes because high-quality James Hardie materials are built to last in the harsh mountain climate and baking sun.

To upgrade this Conifer, CO home to its original beauty and adapt it to its environment, Bellwether recommended James Hardie fiber cement siding. Fiber cement siding is built to resist all of the natural hazards surrounding this Conifer mountain home. It blocks out moisture, preventing any warping or splitting, therefore maintaining the interior climate while protecting the home’s exterior.

And, James Hardie fiber cement siding has a grade-A fire rating. It will resist sparks and flame and block out smoke during fire season. 

By choosing James Hardie Color Plus fiber cement lap siding, these homeowners immediately upgraded their home to an energy-efficient, fire safe mountain haven.

James Hardie lap siding in Countrylane Red transformed this home from crumbling rural property to a dreamy and modern mountain farmhouse, a timeless style that will last a lifetime with Color Plus technology and a 30-year product warranty.

But James Hardie fiber cement siding isn’t just a smart, functional option. It looks beautiful, and working with the Bellwether design team, the customers created a timeless farm house look that is perfect for this forested mountain setting. The cheerful, nostalgic Countrylane Red lap siding is reminiscent of simpler times, creating a calming effect for this mountain property. Bellwether trimmed out the home in James Hardie trim, fascia, and soffits in Timberbark, adding a soft contrast to the bright red.

James Hardie Color Plus technology offers more than 700 siding color options, all backed by a 15-year warranty. This means that their fiber cement siding in Countrylane Red will remain rich and vibrant, getting the most life out of their classic color choice. Their gorgeous mountain farmhouse will be forever Countrylane Red. And thanks to a 30-year product warranty, the homeowners can enjoy their home for a lifetime with little maintenance.

The Conifer homeowners also upgraded old windows to Pella 250 windows in white to seal out moisture and cold air in all seasons for an energy-efficient home that stays warm and looks beautiful in its mountain setting.

When its time to replace siding, it’s an excellent time to replace windows as well, especially if energy-efficiency is a goal. These homeowners opted for Pella 250 windows in white which adds to the luxe upgraded look of the home, but also maximizes the protection of their new James Hardie fiber cement siding. The windows and siding work together to seal the home from cold air and moisture leaks, wicking moisture away and maintaining a comfortable interior. Now this mountain home looks beautiful on the outside and will remain cozy inside for all seasons.

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