Cedar siding can maintain a traditional look.

Not all homes are designed the same. That’s why James Hardie cedar siding is a popular option for homes that want to maintain a traditional look. There is something about cedar and the mountains of Colorado that just seem to be right for each other. Cedar siding gives a house, a cabin, a bungalow, that rustic mountain feeling that we all seem to really love. Let’s face it, cedar is beautiful. I think that’s something we can all agree on.

And the fact is, Cedar siding can last up to 30 years if properly maintained. But there’s a catch!

Regardless of its longevity, do you really want to do what is required to make sure your cedar shingles are properly maintained? Or would you rather have the look of cedar siding in a product that requires next to no maintenance, such as James Hardie’s HardieShingle® Fiber Cement Shingled Siding?

This product is becoming more and more popular here in Colorado for a variety of important reasons. First of all, it is made from a fairly new substance called fiber cement, which is non-flammable and will not add fuel to a fire. This is important in our mountain communities that come under threat of wildfires every summer. Traditional cedar shingles, obviously, are made of fire’s favorite food – wood. So where traditional cedar is a huge hazard in a fire, and will quickly burn, fiber cement cedar siding will not burn at all.


Another issue with traditional cedar siding is that even with all the maintenance in the world, it will still rot, crack, dry out, peel, and possibly be eaten by termites or mangled by woodpeckers. The HardieShingle resists all these cedar siding pitfalls, continuing to look new without maintenance throughout Colorado’s harsh seasons for many years.

(HardieShingle siding comes protected by a 30-year nonprorated, transferable, limited warranty.)

Genuine cedar shingle siding made from genuine trees, or the newer, improved, non-traditional cedar “look” siding? The choice is yours, and it’s an important choice, because siding of any kind is a fairly major home improvement investment. If you love the look of cedar, you love that rustic shingled look, but don’t want to deal with the maintenance wood requires, talk to us about the James Hardie product instead.

We’d be delighted to show you samples of this product, photos of houses that have used it, and tell you more about its fantastic benefits for your home. Not the least of which is offering the most return on investment of any home improvement investment, even more than adding another bathroom to your home.

Please contact Colorado Siding today for a quote on cedar siding – the genuine kind or the newfangled kind – for your home.

Martin Faith

Martin Faith is a proud Scotsman, business owner, and home improvement expert. In 2002, after an unfortunate experience with a local contractor and a siding project gone wrong, Martin decided to start his own home improvements company. His goal was to help other homeowners avoid having to suffer through the same experience. He founded Scottish Home Improvements, a customer-focused siding company based in Denver. Martin's small business grew rapidly and today is the largest siding company in the state. With an A+ Rating from the BBB, recognition as a Preferred James Hardie Elite Contractor, and over fifteen years of experience, Scottish Home Improvements is the number one trusted source for residential and commercial siding in Colorado.