Fiber Cement Siding Denver

fiber cement siding denver

Fiber Cement Siding is made from cement, sand, water and cellulose (wood) fibers. Originally developed in the 1980s, it has now become widely recognized as the most durable of all exterior products, with a 30-year nonprorated, transferable, limited warranty.

Its qualities extend far beyond simple durability and numerous benefits include:

  • An impressively beautiful appearance that is extremely similar to wood and hard to differentiate from real wood. An instant “curb appeal” upgrade!
  • Extremely low maintenance. Indeed, apart from painting every 15 years or so, hardly any maintenance is required at all.
  • Unlike wood, this product does not rot.
  • A super-long paint cycle, up to 15-20 years.
  • Non-expansive when it gets wet, which prevents paint from flaking off.
  • Significant insulating qualities resulting in lower utility bills for both heating and cooling.

Fiber Cement Siding is also non-combustible making is the ideal choice for homes in rural areas with potential fire danger. In fact, there have actually been instances where forest fires occurred and the only homes left standing were those clad in this product.

Long-lasting durability even in harsh Colorado climates

In Denver and throughout Colorado, it’s an excellent choice due to our weather extremes, with temperatures that can be over 100 degrees in the summer, below zero in winters, and sometimes vary as much as 50 degrees in a single day.

The ever- present sunshine in Denver and throughout most of Colorado, and our strong UV rays due to the altitude make fade-resistance an important issue when choosing your exterior home improvement product.

Impact-resistance is also an important factor in Denver because of our famously-damaging hail storms, and the chunks of ice that can fall from gutters and rafters during a snow melt.

Fiber siding is also resistant to environmental factors such as woodpeckers, terminates.

The best return on your investment four years in a row! Remodeller Magazine ranks Home Improvement projects according to the ROI. Fiber Cement has ranked #1 from 2004 to 2009, and gives an immediate increase in the home equity of over 90% of the money paid to install the siding.

A “Green” Option You Can Feel Good About

Because this type of siding is so durable, it is recognized by several green building programs like Built Green® Colorado as the exterior cladding of choice. Longer life means less material occupying land fills in the future. By choosing a pre-finished variety, you not only get a long lasting, low maintenance finish, but you help the environment by limiting the amount of toxic Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) into the atmosphere by painting on site.

Available Styles

Whether your home is traditional or contemporary there is a profile to fit your architectural needs, and to suit every style of home you can think of.  Available options include from the traditional horizontal lap (plank) style to shingles, vertical patterns and all the accessories such as trim boards, soffits and facias. The appearance can either be smooth or a wood type texture known as “Cedarmill”. There is even a rough sawn product available which is popular in rural areas. The brand we use and recommend above all others is James Hardie® which you can learn more about by clicking here.

Denver Siding Installation

Installation of cement exterior home cladding is more complex than with vinyl or regular cedar siding but the beautiful results are well worth the extra effort. It’s not the type of product that homeowners can install themselves and requires specially trained installers and special equipment. At Scottish Home Improvements our expert crews installed over 1 million square feet of Fiber Cement Siding in the past 5 years, making us by far the most experienced installers in Colorado. If you would like to learn more about our installation process contact Scottish Home Improvements today.