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James Hardie Color Plus Fiber Cement Board & Batten Siding Revitalized a Quickly-Deteriorating Home in Denver, CO

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Location: Denver, Colorado
Siding Composition: James Hardie Color Plus Fiber Cement Board and Batten Siding
Year Built: 2016
Siding Brand & Profile: JH Color Plus Board and Batten Siding
Siding & Trim Colors: James Hardie Color Plus Board & Batten Siding in Boothbay Blue and Dream Deep Ocean, finished with James Hardie Old Cherry WoodTone and James Hardie Primed siding trim.

James Hardie Color Plus fiber cement board & batten siding revitalized a quickly-deteriorating home in Denver, CO.

Though Charlotte Coates and Thomas deBree’s Denver home was newly built in 2016, their wood composite siding was rapidly deteriorating and needed siding replacement. When the homeowners purchased their new construction in 2016, they didn’t anticipate having to replace siding in less than five years. But the original siding was a wood composite siding, which quickly deteriorates in the harsh Colorado climate, allowing baking sun and moisture from snow and ice to compromise the soft wood materials. 

By choosing James Hardie fiber cement siding, Bellwether helped Charlotte and Thomas protect their home against Colorado’s extreme temperature and other weather elements. James Hardie fiber cement siding is resistant to sun and moisture damage, and is also resistant to fire risks prevalent in Colorado. Bellwether recommends James Hardie fiber cement siding, not only because of these protective features, but because of how it elevates a home’s style and curb appeal with lifetime warranties that guarantee a return on investment.

James Hardie Color Plus fiber cement siding elevates home design with long-lasting color options and modern siding styles.

Bellwether worked with the clients to create a modern, but vintage-inspired update to the midcentury style with James Hardie Color Plus Board & Batten siding in Boothbay Blue and Dream Deep Ocean for rich, long-lasting color that stands out and enhances design. To elevate the design and include Colorado charm, Bellwether added 7-inch James Hardie Woodtone in Old Cherry, warming up the cooler blue tones of the other siding materials. This unique color combination meets Charlotte and Thomas’s tastes and also matches trending home styles in the Colorado market.

Board & batten siding is a popular siding style, with nods to the currently popular modern farmhouse design. Board & batten siding creates a clean, updated home exterior, with extra protection against moisture and pests because of the batten board that covers the space between fiber cement siding panels. Board & batten siding creates high design with ultimate protective capability with high-quality James Hardie siding materials.

What are the long-term benefits of James Hardie Color Plus fiber cement siding materials?

Fiber cement siding materials are the most resilient siding products because of their protective qualities and high durability. For homeowners in Denver, CO, there are many weather and environmental considerations when replacing siding, including the risk of wildfire. James Hardie fiber cement siding is resistant to extreme weather and wildfire, making it a safe, ideal siding material for Colorado homes. 

This high-quality promise lasts a home’s life time: James Hardie fiber cement siding products are offered with a 30-year product warranty, so Charlotte and Thomas can be certain that their investment will continue to offer beautiful protection for years to come.

What’s more, Charlotte and Thomas opted for James Hardie ColorPlus technology for their board & batten siding and trim. This technology utilizes a factory-controlled color application that is cured between coats, meaning the color will never crack, peel, or chip. James Hardie ColorPlus products are covered by a 15-year warranty, so their Boothbay Blue and Dream Deep Ocean board & batten siding and trim is guaranteed to remain bold and beautiful years into the future. James Hardie Woodtone in Old Cherry is similarly crafted, pre-treated in factory to mimic the wood siding they loved when they bought their home, without the drawbacks of vulnerable wood siding. 

Why did Bellwether recommend James Hardie Color Plus fiber cement siding over any other product?

In short, at Bellwether, we believe high-quality home design is beauty and function, working hand-in-hand. After their new home’s siding quickly crumbled in the Colorado weather, Charlotte and Thomas wanted to replace their siding with something beautiful and long lasting. With James Hardie Color Plus fiber cement siding products, the homeowners designed a beautiful midcentury home that is sure to safeguard them against weather elements and last a lifetime.

For Charlotte and Thomas’s Denver home, opting for James Hardie Woodtone and Color Plus fiber cement siding meant emulating the elegance and grain of wood siding with a product that would hold up against the elements and offer greater protection and efficiency than their old wood composite siding could have given them, even without damage. James Hardie Color Plus Board & Batten Siding in Boothbay Blue and Dream Deep Ocean, James Hardie Old Cherry WoodTone and James Hardie Primed siding trim revitalized this Denver, CO home into something Charlotte and Thomas will love for a lifetime.

Josh Dembicki

President & Co-Founder