When it comes to cedar siding, Colorado residents are quite enthusiastic. And why not? It gives a home that lovely, rustic traditional mountain look. It’s beautiful. It’s durable and long lasting. And it lends a warmth and hominess to the exterior of a building, while still managing to look modern and sophisticated at the same time. Cedar siding has a lot going for it. But, it also has a couple of disadvantages that Colorado homeowners should know about before they decide to have it installed.
But when it comes to cedar siding, Colorado homeowners in the mountains might have better siding options. If they live anywhere that comes under threat of forest fires during Colorado’s long, dry summers, but they absolutely love the look of cedar siding, we would recommend James Hardie’s HardieShingle. This modern siding product looks like traditional cedar, but is made of a green, environmentally friendly substance known as fiber cement. Fiber cement siding is not only made of renewable and sustainable materials, it requires much less maintenance than real cedar, holds its color much longer, and best of all (for mountain homes), it is non-flammable. It will not add any fuel to a fire, under the unfortunate circumstances where a fire does threaten your home.
Cedar siding, Colorado homes: the perfect combination?
Cedar siding, well maintained, can last thirty years or more. However, it does require some maintenance over the years. It also requires cutting down trees. Many of our clients are loving the advantages of the James Hardie product, which is virtually maintenance free. It will not rot, dry out, crack, or become breakfast, lunch, and dinner for termites the way real cedar siding can. Of course, it doesn’t have that lovely cedar aroma. It also doesn’t require repainting or re-staining every few years to keep it looking gorgeous.
So if you absolutely love the look of cedar siding, and you know you want that kind of look for your home, how do you decide which is the right product for you? If you are considering cedar siding, Colorado Siding can help. We are always happy to discuss types of siding with prospective clients, letting them know the pros and cons of each type of siding material, and offering a bid for the siding job.
With cedar siding, Colorado residents trust the experts at Colorado Siding by Scottish Home Improvements. We hope to become your trusted siding contractor. We offer fifteen years of cedar siding experience, a Triple A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau, and installers who are committed to doing the job efficiently and getting it right the first time.
For more information about cedar siding, Colorado homeowners are urged to call us today.