Have You Stopped and Considered the Best Kind of Trim for Your Home Siding Project?

It’s always the details that really pull a look together, isn’t it, whether your talking about your landscaping, your interiors, or even the exterior of your home. When it comes to the finishing touches, trimming a house really makes it look complete, makes it stand out, makes it look really sharp.

Obviously, not all trim is made the same, nor will it hold up to the elements in the same way. Here in Colorado, this is an important consideration. If you are residing your home, there is much more to be considered than just the color of your home’s trim. Should it match, in the same color family but either darker or lighter than the main part of the home? Should it contrast entirely? Should it blend in, for a monochromatic look?

Here at Colorado Siding, we suggest that before you pick a color, there are some other things you need to know about trim. So let’s talk about James Hardie’s HardiTrim. This product is made of fiber cement so that it not only looks great, it is also durable. Like many of the James Hardie siding products, their trim has the color “baked in” so it will not need repainting for up to fifteen years. Bet that’s music to your ears, if you’ve had wooden trim on your home that peeled, split, faded in the omnipresent Colorado sun, and needed frequent repainting to keep it looking fresh.

As with other James Hardie siding, their fiber cement trim also comes with the feature known as Engineered for Climate®, so you get the right siding for your home’s climate, no matter how harsh the weather is where you live. Gables, corners, fascia, windows, doors, column wraps, rakes, friezes, and purely decorative trim will all look fantastic for years with HardieTrim’s superior technology and their gorgeous array of colors.

So when it comes time to redo the siding on your Colorado home, please remember, all trims are most definitely NOT created equal. After our twenty plus years in the home improvements business, we know better than to recommend anything but the highest quality products to our discerning customers. And new siding is a major home improvement investment. Make sure you are getting the products that are the best fit for your home, the area, the climate conditions, and of course, your budget.

We have to admit, we love singing the praises of James Hardie fiber cement products, probably because of all the incredible feedback we’ve gotten from delighted clients throughout our years in business. So on that note, we’d love to talk to you about your Colorado siding project, the basics as well as the trims. Why not give us a call today?

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.