Living in Colorado is excellent. But the altitude here can be a problem for homeowners. We have a high UV index, which causes many issues with fading. Also, the hail here is terrible–like really bad. Another huge problem, especially in the mountains of Colorado, is the fire danger. Higher altitude locations tend to be drier because water evaporates quicker. This means if you own a home in the high-elevation that is Colorado, you need a siding that can stand up to the elements. This is why we suggest our favorite siding workhorse–James Hardie Fiber Cement.

James Hardie Color Technology to Resist the High-Altitude Sun

Coloradans will appreciate siding like James Hardie because we live in the high-desert and need protection from the UV rays at this elevation. Their siding technology is called ColorPlus®, and it includes a 30-year limited product warranty and a 15-year limited finish warranty covering both paint and labor. James Hardie ColorPlus® siding is designed to be durable even under the high altitude sun because the paint is baked in and sealed for durability.

James Hardie Color Technology to Resist the High-Altitude Hail 

Fiber cement siding has become quite popular in Colorado because of its exceptional resistance to natural elements. James Hardie is a favorite among Colorado homeowners since it is virtually unbreakable even from hail that pelts our high elevation. If that wasn’t enough, consider this: fiber cement siding from James Hardie requires almost no upkeep at all. It’s made of a mix of sustainable materials, including cement, sand, and wood fibers, which means even under the elements here in Colorado, it will last a long time before needing refinishing of any sort.

James Hardie Color Technology to Resist the High-Altitude Wildfires

With building materials and finishes becoming increasingly combustible due to cheap ingredients/, it’s more vital than ever to select siding that prevents fires from spreading. Especially here in Colorado, where our elevation makes the natural world around us dry and prone to wildfires. Wood and vinyl are two of the most combustible materials you can use to clad your Colorado home with–so they don’t make much sense for a mile high or higher. Non-combustible materials such as sand and cement are used to create James Hardie, which is one of the best siding alternatives for high-altitude Colorado.

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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.