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Bellwether Updated This Denver Suburban Home’s Stucco Facade With Modern Board & Batten Fiber Cement Siding From James Hardie To Create A Desirable Farmhouse Aesthetic.

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Location: Denver
Siding Composition: James Hardie ColorPlus Board & Batten Siding
Year Built: 2006
Siding Brand & Profile: James Hardie Color Plus Fiber Cement Board & Batten Siding
Siding & Trim Colors: James Hardie ColorPlus Board & Batten Siding in Arctic White and Gorgeous Cedar Beam Details.

Bellwether updated this Denver suburban home’s stucco facade with modern board & batten fiber cement siding from James Hardie to create a desirable farmhouse aesthetic.

Katie Carnes knew that she wanted a refresh to her home’s stucco exterior, and she had a modern farmhouse design in mind. Bellwether always recommends removing stucco and replacing with a more durable product, such as James Hardie fiber cement siding. Stucco is very susceptible to deterioration and moisture damage. In Colorado’s extreme climate, baking sun and quickly changing weather elements compromise the stucco on a home’s exterior walls, making your home inefficient and at-risk for greater damage. 

By upgrading Katie’s stucco to James Hardie’s board & batten siding, Bellwether’s design team brilliantly but easily transformed the exterior into the modern farmhouse Katie was hoping for, while also protecting both her home exterior and interior from harsh Colorado weather and even fire danger. James Hardie fiber cement siding has a grade A fire rating, and it resists, not only fire, but damage from wind, snow, hail, ice, baking sun, and pests. Katie’s beautiful farmhouse design will last a lifetime because of the protective quality of James Hardie fiber cement siding.

James Hardie Color Plus technology provides vibrant, high contrast design for a clean, modern look with warming wood elements added by Bellwether’s design team.

By updating the large front surface of this Denver home’s exterior with board & batten siding in Arctic White from James Hardie’s Color Plus collection, it was instantly modernized into the popular farmhouse style. Built in 2006, the original stucco was dated and dingy, as was the yellow lap siding across the back of the house. James Hardie board & batten in Arctic White was the perfect siding option in the front, and Bellwether easily matched the rear yellow siding by painting it with Sherwin Williams Duration.

A clean, cohesive palette across the front and back, Bellwether added some warmth and high-contrast design by removing the stucco pillars at the home’s entryway and replacing them with real cedar columns. Now the home has the luxe, rustic appeal of a real modern farmhouse.

James Hardie Color Plus fiber cement board & batten siding in Arctic White improves the design and lifespan of this Denver home thanks to James Hardie ColorPlus warranty.

Unlike the home’s original stucco, the new James Hardie fiber cement siding exterior will last a lifetime, and the ColorPlus technology ensures that the Arctic White board & batten stays as snowy white as the day it was installed. ColorPlus technology is applied in a factory-controlled environment and cured between each coat, ensuring that the color will never crack, peel, or chip. James Hardie Color Plus fiber cement is covered by a 15-year warranty, promising that the color remains vibrant and beautiful. 

What’s more, the high-quality guarantee of James Hardie fiber cement is also covered by a 30-year product warranty. Katie’s beautiful farmhouse design will welcome her home for a lifetime.

Fiber cement siding is the best siding option for a Denver home to create high style and reliable protection against the Colorado climate.

Bellwether believes that beauty and function work hand-in-hand to create the best home exterior design. Rather than settling for a dated stucco finish that was bound to crumble in the Colorado climate, Katie was able to design the modern farmhouse of her dreams and fall in love with her home again. Now she and her family will be warm and dry in their beautifully finished home, thanks to Bellwether’s expertise and James Hardie Color Plus fiber cement board & batten siding in Arctic White and some creative, charming design elements, like the real cedar entryway pillars.

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

Josh Dembicki

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