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This Denver Home Was Losing Its Vintage Charm Because The Siding Was Aged And Deteriorating

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Location: 1645 Albion St. Denver CO
Siding Composition: James Hardie siding in two profiles and two colors
Siding Brand & Profile: James Hardie siding in two profiles and two colors
Siding & Trim Colors: Arctic White staight edge shake with evening blue board and batten creates a timeless upgrade to this Park Hill, Denever, Colorado home.

This Denver home was losing its vintage charm because the siding was aged and deteriorating.

An historic home is only as beautiful and charming as the care that is given to it, and this vintage Denver bungalow was losing its luster as the wood shake siding became peeling and flaking away.

Wood siding is not the best siding product for a home in Colorado, and in Denver, where dry air and hot, constant sunshine dominate the climate, wood siding becomes extra vulnerable with time. Like on this Denver home, wood siding warps when exposed to extreme weather and intense sun, creating gaps in the siding and further damage. Eventually, as in this case, wood siding will absorb moisture and begin to split apart—and this only the beginning of the problems.

Colorado homeowners should turn to a siding product that is built to withstand the high, dry Colorado climate, like James Hardie fiber cement siding. This Denver homeowner opted to re-side with James Hardie fiber cement, solving the aged wood siding problem, and elevating her home’s design to its original beauty.

With James Hardie fiber cement siding, this home will preserve its vintage charm with little to no maintenance, even in the extreme Colorado weather.

James Hardie fiber cement siding is comprised of cement and cellulose fibers, pressed together in a factory-controlled setting and treated with ColorPlus technology, making it an impenetrable siding product. Fiber cement siding is resistant to moisture infiltration and hardens homes against weather damage and even fire.

The beauty of this home is its vintage charm, but with fiber cement siding, the homeowner will no longer have to focus on home exterior maintenance to preserve it. Fiber cement siding is built to last, regardless of environment, and the only upkeep is a simple rinse now and then to keep it clean.

Fiber cement siding from James Hardie is more than a durable protective shell, however. Its versatility makes it a choice siding product for superior design as well. The homeowner wanted to highlight the elements of this home’s historic charm, including the shaker siding along the sides. James Hardie fiber cement is available in multiple siding profiles, and the homeowner chose shaker shingles along with a board and batten siding, to create depth and a perfect blend of vintage charm with modern beauty.

James Hardie fiber cement siding is available in more than 700 colors, all backed by Color Plus Technology and the most generous warranties on the market.

The Denver homeowners wanted to highlight the charm of their vintage bungalow that was lost in the old color and chipping siding, but preserve the charm they believed was once there. By enhancing the contrasting cladding profiles—shaker shingles, board and batten siding, and brick—with bold color choices, our design team helped these homeowners achieve that perfect balance.

All of the brick was modernized and whitewashed to match the shaker shingles in James Hardie’s Arctic White. The upper addition was fitted with James Hardie board and batten siding in Evening Blue for a bold and modern touch of luxury. The home was all trimmed in James Hardie’s trim in Evening Blue, adding extra depth and curb appeal with its clean finish.

James Hardie fiber cement siding and trim products come with some of the most impressive warranty backings on the market. This home’s new fiber cement siding and trim are protected with a 30-year guarantee. Over the length of the warranty, James Hardie guarantees the siding against snow and ice, high winds and hail, baking sun, and other extreme weather conditions common in the Denver area. The siding will not warp or break, and it will remain impenetrable to all environmental elements. All fiber cement siding and trim products from James Hardie also come with a 15-year ColorPlus technology warranty, promising that the color will not chip or fade. This vintage Denver bungalow has been restored to its original beauty with added high-end modern design.

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

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