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Colorado Mountain Homeowners Replace Problematic Vinyl Siding With High-Quality James Hardie Fiber Cement Lap Siding To Protect Home From The Outside in

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Location: Frisco, CO
Siding Composition: James Hardie Color Plus Fiber Cement Lap Siding
Year Built: 1979
Siding Brand & Profile: James Hardie Color Plus Fiber Cement Lap Siding
Siding & Trim Colors: James Hardie Color Plus Lap Siding in striking Iron Gray with Warm Espresso Woodtone detail.

Colorado mountain homeowners replace problematic vinyl siding with high-quality James Hardie fiber cement lap siding to protect home from the outside in.

Lynn Malloy purchased her mountain townhome in Frisco, CO in 2021, with plans to update everything inside and out. A major priority: replacing the degraded vinyl siding, original to the 1979 construction. At the time, vinyl siding was a popular, affordable choice, but today, we know that vinyl siding is problematic—especially in Colorado mountain homes. Once seen as a cost-effective siding option, the cons of vinyl siding far outweigh the slightly higher investment of a high-quality siding option such as James Hardie fiber cement lap siding, which is what Bellwether recommended to Lynn.

Vinyl siding is very susceptible to weather damage. The color will fade in the baking Colorado sun. The thin material is easily punctured by hail, ice, falling branches—all high probability hazards in the Rocky Mountains. And because of thermal expansion and contraction, vinyl siding often warps when exposed to extreme temperatures. Bellwether never recommends vinyl siding to our clients, and when it comes to Colorado mountain homes, we strongly suggest that homeowners opt for James Hardie fiber cement siding.

Lynn chose James Hardie ColorPlus lap siding to update her 70s mountain contemporary home to a rustic and modern exterior. The lap siding design is congruent to popular mountain home styles, and with James Hardie fiber cement siding, it is now protected against mountain weather. Fiber cement is a composite material designed to withstand extreme weather and fire hazards.

James Hardie fiber cement lap siding in Iron Gray modernizes the dated mountain contemporary siding and James Hardie Woodtone details in Warm Espresso add a rustic touch.

By choosing a bold color for her James Hardie fiber cement, Lynn modernized her mountain contemporary exterior to an eye-catching modern design. The Iron Gray lap siding pops in the beautiful surrounding nature, but with fiber cement siding, the home still presents as rustic wood siding perfect for a mountain neighborhood. 

Lynn and the Bellwether design team warmed up the cool, dark Iron Gray lap siding with a James Hardie Woodtone detail in Warm Espresso. James Hardie fiber cement siding is pressed and primed in-factory to mimic a woodgrain, and when treated with Woodtone, the result is the same as a beautifully stained wood siding but with the added protection of fiber cement.

Beautiful mountain modern design will last a lifetime with James Hardie ColorPlus and product warranties to protect fiber cement siding and siding color.

James Hardie fiber cement siding comes with a 30-year product guarantee, so Lynn’s investment will last a lifetime. The fiber cement siding will not warp in the baking mountain sun, nor will it be damaged in extreme temperatures or precipitation. Fiber cement siding improves her mountain home’s efficiency so that, whatever mountain weather blows outside, Lynn and her loved ones will remain safe and dry inside.

Plus, James Hardie ColorPlus siding comes with a 15-year color warranty. No amount of Colorado sunshine will fade the rich Iron Gray lap siding or the Woodtone elements in Warm Espresso. James Hardie ColorPlus siding is prepared in a factory-controlled setting and cured between coats so that the color will never fade, chip, or peel away. Lynn can rest easy knowing that the beautiful siding color options she chose will remain as vibrant as the day they were installed, with very little maintenance.

Bellwether recommends James Hardie fiber cement siding to protect mountain homes against fire and extreme weather.

Bellwether always recommends a high-quality siding option such as James Hardie fiber cement siding to Colorado homeowners, and in the mountains, this investment is crucial. Colorado mountain homes like Lynn’s Frisco townhome are highly susceptible to wildfire and potential fire damage. But James Hardie fiber cement siding has a grade A fire rating and will resist spark and flame. In a high-risk fire area like the Colorado Rocky Mountains, the reassurance of a fire-resistant siding option like fiber cement siding means Lynn can enjoy her home and peace of mind.

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