Englewood Siding Choices – James Hardie & LP vs Wood and Vinyl

How to Choose The Right Siding For Your Englewood Home

As a homeowner looking to upgrade your home or a home remodeler looking to flip an Englewood home, choosing a siding can be difficult, because of the sheer breadth of options, each one with their pros and cons. So we, at Colorado Siding we have taken the time to write a quick siding guide for you to reference in order to choose the siding that is the best for your budget and home.

Englewood Siding Materials And Pricing Guide By Colorado Siding

Pros and Cons Of Vinyl Siding

Vinyl siding is likely the most common siding in the US today. People love it for their homes is because it’s long lasting, inexpensive, and almost maintenance-free. It never needs to be painted, is easily cleaned and lasts about 40 years. However, vinyl doesn’t look as high-quality and beautiful as other types of siding.

Cost For Vinyl Siding: $1-$6 per square foot, uninstalled

Pros and Cons Of Wood Siding

Wood siding is one of the oldest types of siding in the world and a favorite for those seeking a rustic look. Although the types of wood used for wood siding (Cedar and Redwood) are naturally decay-resistant, it is flammable. In Colorado where things are dry and fire is a very real danger, this could be an issue. It also requires more maintenance than other types of siding but damaged boards are easy to replace.

Cost For Wood Siding: $1-$4 per square foot, cedar uninstalled; $5 per square foot, redwood uninstalled

Pros and Cons Of Fiber Cement Siding

James Hardie Fiber-cement siding is a composite of cement, sand, and cellulose fiber. It has all the fantastic qualities of vinyl and the sleep appearance of wood, making it a great choice for form and function. It is less expensive than wood but more expensive than vinyl. However, the look and quality make it well worth the extra expense.

Cost For Fiber Cement Siding: $2-$6 per square foot uninstalled, plus trim

Pros and Cons Of LP SmartSide

LP SmartSide is a great choice for Englewood homeowners because it has many of the benefits of fiber cement but costs about 25%-30% less. The color options are not as rich and vast as fiber cement but it does offer a fairly good selection.

Cost Of LP Siding: $1-$5 per square foot uninstalled

For more information on siding in Englewood watch the video below:


If you are interested in new siding for Englewood home talk to us at Colorado Siding, for a range of choices and installation advice. Contact us today for a free consultation.


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.