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Colorado Springs Cement Siding - Protecting Homes from Serious Fire Damage

For Colorado Springs cement siding, James Hardie only recommends one contractor – Heart House Creations.
Wednesday, 08 June 2016
Colorado Springs Cement Siding - Protecting Homes from Serious Fire Damage

As if we needed another reason to recommend James Hardie “Hardie Board” cement siding, there is one important benefit that doesn’t get a lot of publicity from the building community - it is the fire safety of fiber cement shingles.

As a Colorado Springs cement siding contractor, I am often asked by homeowners which siding material is the most ecologically friendly, and which one returns the highest resale value. The answer to both of these questions is cement siding.

The line of Hardie Board fiber cement shingles. While resale value and “green” building are both excellent reasons to choose fiber cement, making your home more fire safe is an important consideration. 

While there is no way to guarantee a “fireproof” home, Colorado Springs cement siding is an excellent way to protect your home from serious fire damage.  On the James Hardie web site, homeowners can find a wealth of information about the fire safety organizations who recommend fiber cement building products. 

These include:

  • The Firewise Communities initiative is a national effort to involve homeowners, city planners and developers in the process of protecting property from the risks of wild land fires. 
  • The FLASH organization (Federal Alliance for Safe Homes) is a non-profit organization dedicated to disaster safety and preparedness. This agency recommends using fire-resistant eaves and soffits, as well as fire-resistant masonry, fiber cement or stucco siding.
  • The Colorado State Forest Service also recommends the use of noncombustible construction materials on siding and walls, specifically stone, brick and stucco materials. 

Colorado Springs cement siding is best installed by a contractor who specializes in this material. The James Hardie Company recommends having your fiber cement siding installed by one of their preferred contractors. For Colorado Springs cement siding, Heart House is an elite preferred James Hardie contractor.

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