Here in Aurora, we have the unique situation of being one of the largest and most diverse cities in Colorado. From the people who live here to the myriad styles of homes–everything in Aurora comes in many different shapes and sizes. This is a great thing. In regards to homes, this means any homeowner here has a pretty tough choice to make between siding types. Two of the most common types of siding we here at Siding Colorado install are James Hardie Fiber Cement and vinyl. So which one is right for your Aurora home? Look Below at our comparison.

James Hardie Compared to Vinyl Siding

Price Comparison

James Hardie: This premium siding is definitely more expensive than other its vinyl competitor. Based on rough national pricing the cost to side a 1000 sq/ft home ranges about $8000-$11,000.  

Vinyl: Definitely known as a budget siding, vinyl is one of the least expensive siding products on the market today. A 1000 sq/ft home would only cost about $3,000-$7000 according to national averages.

Style Comparison

James Hardie: The trade-off for paying more per square foot for James Hardie Fiber Cement is that this siding is simply gorgeous. Known for their bold, timeless colors–there is no such thing as a “bad” James Hardie color choice.  

Vinyl: This type of siding doesn’t look as nice as a fiber cement or even an engineered wood. However, vinyl siding can be made in almost any color you can think of. So, if you are looking for something unique or extra for your Aurora home–vinyl siding is the way to go!

Performance Comparison

James Hardie: The fact of the matter is fiber cement is tough–like really tough. When it comes to durability there simply isn’t a more resilient one made. From fire to pest and hail to mold–James Hardie siding resists them all! 

Vinyl: Vinyl siding is known for a low to mid-range performance rating depending on which brand you buy. Vinyl siding could crack during freezing and thawing, may fade over time, and will get dings and dents from hail. However, how your siding is installed and which brand you choose. We carry the most durable vinyl products on the market in our catalog or products.

For more information on these types of sidings and others, contact us at siding Colorado today!

Martin Faith is the founder and owner of Siding Colorado. Shortly after moving to Colorado from Scotland, Martin had a negative experience with a local home improvements contractor, which inspired him to start his own company. Siding Colorado was born which quickly became the largest and most successful siding company in the area. Martin and his team have experience installing siding of all types, including vinyl, fiber cement, wood, and steel, for a range of residential and commercial buildings. They are trusted by homeowners all throughout the state of Colorado, including the Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, and Colorado Springs metro regions.