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Melissa Weston Home Siding Case Study

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Before After

Location: Littleton, Colorado
Type of Siding: Wood siding with stucco elements in the front
Age of House: 20 years (built in 2000, lived in home four years)

The Problem

The Westons believed that their home had never been repainted, or not recently painted. Additionally, the house is situated on a golf course and the siding was dented in more than thirty places from stray golf balls, leaving marks larger than hail pocks.

Proposed Solution

Re-side with a durable material to safe guard against golf ball damage and remove stucco paneling in the front for a more durable, long-lasting upgrade.


The Westons removed the stucco and replaced it with siding with James Hardie Color Plus pre-finished fiber cement siding in a board and batten style in Iron Grey. For added design elements, the top siding was reconstructed with fiber cement lap siding in Aged Pewter, and the home was trimmed in Cobblestone.

The Initial Call

A neighbor, Tim Goodwin, recommended Bellwether. The Westons called two other companies to receive bids, but they chose Bellwether because of the careful, personal recommendations offered.

Cash was tuned into the Westons’ design goals and could make suggestions that incorporated their tastes with materials that made sense for their home’s age and situation. “He had great ideas, even down to helping choose the colors,” Melissa said. “And the amount of information we received up front was great, was very thorough,” she added, “And Bellwether does everything—top to bottom, even down to installing new lights.” The Westons chose Bellwether because we are committed to a cohesive, finished process.

The Consultation

Cash Stricker visited the Weston home to confirm the golf ball damage and
consult on the rest of the home siding. Though the Westons liked the stucco details on the front of their home, he pointed out that stucco could present future issues as it is prone to structural damage and leakage after a time. Utilizing our design processes and software, he demonstrated some other options that would give the homeowners a high-design look but with more guaranteed durability.

The Work

The team scheduled a pre-construction meeting. “It was really nice to meet everyone
who was going to be working on our home,” Melissa said, “And that everyone was in the same meeting.” Part of Bellwether’s design process is to create a comprehensive plan so that no detail is left to last-minute or chance. “It was a very smooth process.”

The Westons found the setup process to be easy and clearly communicated. “It was nice from a scheduling standpoint that we knew when everything was coming and going.” Bellwether also worked with the Westons to comply with HOA requirements during the re-siding and made recommendations to prepare the home interior as well.

As planned, Bellwether stuck to the proposed two-week schedule, during which time, we installed fiber cement siding across the entire home exterior without any unexpected issues.

The Results

At the end of the process, Cash and Melissa did a small walk-through for blue-tape
items, and the Westons were pleased with the completed project. “Now our home is more a reflection of our style and design. It really feels like our dream home when we drive up. It’s gorgeous.”

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