Siding Choices

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The Demands of the Colorado Climate

Working in Colorado’s varied climate demands high quality workmanship and the best materials. The temperature changes we experience can cause our siding that is not properly installed to warp or degrade. In some parts of the states the extreme winter cold and snow requires contractors to take extra care when selecting the materials and techniques they will use on a given building. Conversely, the extreme heat experienced in the high desert planes and San Juan Valley require a different set of concerns to be fully understood when planning a job in these locations.

To meet all of these needs Scottish Home Improvements carries a full line of siding solutions. Please read about your various options below.

Fiber Cement Siding

Fiber cement siding is the newest, and in our opinion, the best type of siding on the market today. It is durable, low maintenance, and a certified green product. Whether you living the mountains, the city, or the plains, fiber cement siding should be examined as an option for your siding needs. Scottish Home Improvements is a preferred provider of James Hardie® Siding for the State of Colorado.


Fiber cement siding is better than vinyl or aluminum at emulating natural wood grain. In some cases it is visually indistinguishable from certain types of wood siding. Great detail work can be achieved with fiber cement siding, including trim detail.


wood siding coloradoFiber cement siding is durable in all weather conditions.
It it is finished and installed like wood siding but generally comes primed or prefinished.
Wood rot, insect damage, and maintenance headaches are not issues for fiber cement siding. Fiber cement siding is woodpecker proof. For homes in the mountains with possible fire danger, fiber cement siding is the ideal choice because it is non combustible. In many cases where forest fires have occurred, the only homes left standing are those with fiber cement siding.


Fiber cement siding is a medium priced product, but the lifetime costs once installation is complete is very minimal, with painting required very infrequently.


Fiber cement siding is almost maintenance free. James Hardie® offers a 30 year limited, transferable warranty and a 15 year warranty on the paint finish. No preparation work is normally required before repainting fiber cement siding as the material is non expansive and does not hold water. Therefore the paint does not flake or crack.

Vinyl Siding

Vinyl siding is a low cost, low maintenance siding solution. Resulting from a frustration with wood and metal sidings vinyl was developed in the 1960′s. Throughout Colorado vinyl siding is an inexpensive choice to cover your home, garage, or other outbuildings. At Scottish Home Improvements we install a large volume of vinyl siding, but generally recommend that your home value not does not exceed $250, 000 when considering this option. The resale value of more expensive homes can be impacted by vinyl siding.


Pole Barn Screw Bag of 250 1" Painted Ivy Green Screw 1/4" Hex Head with Rubber Seal & Metal Washer Metal Roofing Steel Siding to Wood Fastener
Home Improvement (Pole Barn Screw)
  • Steel Sharp Point Screw
  • Painted Ivy Green Metal Head and Washer
  • 1 x 1/4 Hex Head
  • Self-drilling through metal panels into wood. Steel Roofing and Siding Fastener.
  • QTY: 250 per bag.

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"What to Do When They Don’t Work"

I found this on the web.
My clock doesn’t synchronize at all.
Most WWVB radio controlled clocks work great, as evidenced by the hundreds of thousands of units that have been sold throughout the United States. However, if your radio clock or receiver isn't working, we suggest:
* If your clock uses batteries, check them and replace if necessary.
* If you have a desk top unit, try rotating it 90 degrees. If you have a wall clock try mounting it on a wall perpendicular to the one it is currently on (e.g. if it is on a north-south wall try an east-west wall)

Storex Mobile Filing Cabinet With Metal Siding, 19w x 15d x 23h, Black/Silver
Office Product (Storex)
Malco Malco 52867 Leg Set with Bases and Fasteners
Home Improvement (Malco)
  • Optional leg kit for Mini Brake
  • Legs include bases and fasteners
  • Easily installed
  • No table or pickup end gate needed

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