Fire Proof Siding Choices for Louisville and Lafayette Homes

As the Metro areas number one siding contractor and siding expert, we get asked a lot about fire-proof siding.  Especially after the Marshal fire, this has become one of the most frequently asked questions to our team.  Fire-proof is a tricky word since even metal will melt at high enough temperatures.  However, we explore the three sidings that will keep your Louisville or Layfette home protected should another brush fire in the area threaten homes again.

Metal Siding Is Nearly Fireproof

Aluminum and steel sidings are the closest to fireproof of all the siding choices.  They also have benefits like standing up to wind, rain, and hail. Nearly any metal siding will have a noncombustible rating.  This means it has been safety tested and proven not to ignite and spread fires. If fire is a major concern of yours, like it may be in Louisville and Layfette, Colorado–this is a great choice of material to put on your home.

Brick and Stone are Fire-Resistant

Veneers like brick and stone applied over wooden frames definitely lower the risk of fire taking hold of your home. Some evidence even points to veneers being more fireproof than actual brick because it does not have real caulked seams. Actual brick construction lowers the risk too.  However, the caulking in between the bricks could conceivable allow flames to enter into the cavity of your homes and ignite the more combustible materials in your walls.

James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding  Resists Fire

James Hardie fiber cement, a mixture of cement, sand, and wood fibers, has very high fire resistance.   In fact, it carries a Class A fire rating, which means it can withstand several hours of heat before melting.  This also means it is slows fires and won’t spread them

If you need more information on fireproof siding optionsreach out to us. We are Colorado’s leading siding company, and we can install any siding you choose to protect against wildfires here in Colorado. 



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.