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These Fort Collins, CO Homeowners Didn’t Realize That Their 1976 Still Had Its Original Wood Composite Siding, Which Was In Need Of A Complete Siding Replacement

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Location: Fort Collins, CO
Siding Composition: James Hardie Color Plus Fiber Cement Lap Siding
Year Built: 1976
Siding Brand & Profile: James Hardie Color Plus Fiber Cement Lap Siding
Siding & Trim Colors: James Hardie Fiber Cement Lap Siding in Mountain Sage and they also opted for James Hardie trim in Arctic White

These Fort Collins, CO homeowners didn’t realize that their 1976 still had its original wood composite siding, which was in need of a complete siding replacement.

When these Fort Collins residents first contacted Bellwether, they were looking to replace a couple of exterior walls’ worth of siding, just where they noticed some deterioration. They didn’t realize that the wood composite siding on their 1976 home was more than 45 years old! Generally speaking, wood composite siding can last 30-40 years at most, even with proper maintenance and attention. Our sales team was able to locate and explain unseen wear-and-tear on the decades-old wood composite siding, and present other more long-lasting options for this Fort Collins home. 

Wood composite siding was a popular siding option for Colorado homes in the 1970s, but even the highest quality wood composite siding can only last so long. With Colorado weather elements like baking sun and extreme temperatures, wood composite siding breaks down and is susceptible to breakage and deterioration that risks the home’s interior.

Fiber cement siding is an ideal siding option for a home in Fort Collins, CO and a much better choice than wood composite siding.

For Colorado homes, and especially homes along the Front Range like this home in Fort Collins, Bellwether always recommends a fiber cement siding product, such as James Hardie lap siding. Fiber cement siding is a composite material of cement and cellulose fibers that create an impenetrable shield against the Colorado weather elements. Unlike wood composite siding and other composite options, fiber cement siding is guaranteed to prevent moisture infiltration and will never crack, chip, peel, or fade under the Colorado sun. 

Wood composite siding takes on moisture over the years and becomes softer over time. Even a well-maintained wood composite siding can only last 30-40 years at most. Fiber cement siding is designed to remain in-tact and beautiful for a lifetime.

James Hardie fiber cement siding in Mountain Sage is a timeless siding color choice for a Colorado home, and it will remain beautiful for a lifetime with James Hardie Color Plus technology.

James Hardie fiber cement siding is offered in more than 700 colors with Color Plus technology. This factory-cured priming and painting process locks in the color of your choice, backed by a 15-year Color Plus warranty. 

Our Fort Collins customers chose Mountain Sage for a timeless Colorado look, inspired by nature. Working with our Bellwether design team, they also opted for James Hardie trim in Arctic White, which creates a contrasting effect that adds depth and detail to the home. From the street, this house looks luxe—and will maintain its rich color for years to come thanks to James Hardie Color Plus technology. 

With a proper installation by Bellwether, James Hardie fiber cement siding, which has the best warranties in the industry, will outlast other siding options, especially in the weather conditions of Colorado’s Front Range.

Bellwether is an Elite Preferred James Hardie contractor, not only because James Hardie makes a high-quality product we believe in, but because we are committed to honoring the most rigorous installation standards in the industry. By choosing James Hardie fiber cement siding and relying on Bellwether’s expertise for your installation, you can rest assured knowing that your home is protected against all of Colorado’s environmental hazards.

Not only does James Hardie fiber cement siding stand up to extreme temperatures, high winds, snow and ice, and baking sun, it also has a grade-A fire rating and is resistant to spark and flame. Come wildfire season, these Fort Collins homeowners will rest easy knowing that their home is protected.

For this home, we also utilized other James Hardie siding materials, including Hardie Wrap beneath the sheathing for added fire and moisture protection.

All of this is promised under James Hardie’s 30-year lifetime warranty, which is the highest warranty offering in the business. An investment in James Hardie fiber cement siding is an investment in your home that will last for decades and decades.

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

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