For homeowners in Boulder Colorado, siding has a large role to play. It has to make their homes look gorgeous, maintain their property values, insulate and protect their homes from the elements, shed water . . . well, you get the picture.
The thing about siding is that most people haven’t had to purchase it and don’t really know anything about it. We are happy to report that todays modern siding materials offer a whole new level of protection for a home, including the non-flammable benefits of fiber cement siding.
Before we get into the new sidings, let’s talk about that old standby, wood siding. In Boulder Colorado, siding of this type is still the choice of many residents. After all, wood gives a home that traditional rustic look, as do cedar shingles. And wood siding can last a long time, thirty years or more with the proper maintenance.
But we know that our Boulder clients are very “green” conscious. They might love the look of wood, but they might also love the idea of a more sustainable siding, one that doesn’t require chopping down any forests. And for those in the Boulder hills, they might like the idea of a siding that will not burn or add any fuel to a fire, if that unfortunate circumstance ever arises.
The two newer, less traditional sidings on the market today are vinyl and fiber cement siding. Boulder Colorado siding customers have many questions about these two products. Let’s get into each one in a bit more detail:
1. Fiber cement siding: Beloved of architects, developers, and siding contractors, this product is gaining in popularity in the quarter century or so it’s been on the market. This is the one that is non flammable, but it also resists rotting, drying out, cracking, peeling, splitting, and fading. The color is baked in, the materials are sustainable. And, Boulder Colorado siding clients are delighted to see, it comes in a wide array of stunning and sophisticated styles and colors, including a style that looks just like cedar shingles. So if you want to keep that rustic mountain look without cutting down any of the mountain itself, fiber cement is a great option.
2. Vinyl Siding: Also comes in a lovely array of colors. It has some green properties, including the fact that it takes less energy to create. And it’s somewhat more affordable than fiber cement. Very low maintenance, high ROI.
We’re always happy to help our Boulder Colorado siding clients in choosing the best siding product for their needs. Feel free to give us a call with any questions, or contact us for a quote through our convenient online form.