How to Choose the Best Siding for a House

Get tips for choosing the best siding material for your home.

Choosing Siding for Your Home

The siding you choose for your home matters. Re-siding your home can be a major investment. But the right siding makes it worth it. The siding you pick impacts things like energy efficiency, maintenance, attractiveness, and property value. Popular siding options include Engineered Wood, Fiber Cement, and Vinyl. Engineered Wood siding consists of wood fiber or strand, resin and binders, and zinc borate. It’s lighter weight than fiber cement, easier to install and maintain, has curb appeal and is durable. Fiber Cement is a composite made from a mix of Portland cement and wood pulp. It’s durable and resistant to fire and insects. Some drawbacks of fiber cement are its weight and recommended practices with installation related to tools and product composition. Vinyl siding is made from polyvinyl chloride, the same plastic used in water sewer pipes. It’s energy-efficient and relatively affordable. But the color might fade under UV and sunlight and it’s vulnerable to warping. You should also ponder the siding profile, architectural style, regional preferences, and homebuyer preferences. Also, find a dealer who understands the manufacturer’s installation requirements.





Architectural Style Made Easy

Before we created the A-Series, we researched how windows contributed to architectural style. The result is a series of windows and doors was that was carefully designed with authentic architectural style in mind. Every sash, every piece of hardware and…


Founded in 1903, Andersen is one of the largest and oldest window and door manufacturers in North America. The company is know for its strong history and commitment to building quality products. “Come home to Andersen”.

Ten Most Affordable Places to Buy a House in Colorado List

With metro Denver home prices topping the nation with the fastest growth since February 2013, and property values soaring, some people may want to look outside the metro area to buy a home. And if you’re in that boat (and willing to add the extra commute time for a good deal), you may want to …


What makes James Hardie Siding so special?

James Hardie exterior features America’s #1 brand of siding and the only trim with the character to stand beside it.


Is James Hardie siding good for your home’s exterior?



List of reasons to re-side with James Hardie :


  • Low maintenance
  • The beauty and character of real wood
  • Insect and woodpecker proof
  • Resists rotting and cracking
  • Resists rotting or cracking
  • Impervious to Hail Damage
  • Non-combustible
  • Made of Fiber Cement

Angie’s List Super Service Award Winners for 2019

Gravina’s Window Center of Littleton wins the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award again for outstanding customer service in 2019.


Hire the best window replacement and install company near you – these local pros are well-graded by neighbors. Quickly hire A+ contractors with Angie’s List.



Launch of Marks All Pros from Mark Schlereth

Introducing Mark’s All Pros, the newest business referral list in the country.


Get Spring Ready and get your dream project done! Windows, garage doors, concrete driveway, patio or sidewalk and MORE!  Find what you need at Mark’s All Pros Referral Network.



Which is better vinyl siding or Hardieplank?

Why Settle for Vinyl Siding and Trim?

Have you seen what happens to homes that have replacement vinyl siding installed?  Don’t let vinyl siding companies pull the plastic over your eyes. It isn’t pretty.  Weak, synthetic vinyl siding and trim can’t provide the luxurious woodgrain finishes that give your house lasting curb appeal and overall aesthetics. To give your home the unmatched elegance and charm of natural wood surface with unmatched durability, pick James Hardie fiber cement siding with ColorPlus® Technology.


You’ve made your decision: You are re-siding your home. Now the fun part begins.

Your home outside says a lot about you. Regrettably, Mother Nature doesn’t care. Whether it’s rainfall, dry heat, freezing colds, ice, and snow, or hurricane-force winds, siding is under relentless attack. That’s why for more than 30 years, James Hardie continues to fight everything Mother Nature can dish out. Four million stunning homes stand as a testimonial to our endurance. As the most trusted brand of fiber cement siding in America, James Hardie has taken that level of protection to an even higher level, with siding engineered for Colorado’s climate.