Siding only looks its best with a quality and lasting paint finish. One common issue many homeowners face is faded, chipped or short-lived paint on the exterior of the home. This is frustrating and disappointing because painting your home is expensive and impacts your home value and curb appeal.
When the siding on your home is replaced, it is necessary to add a painted finish to the new siding. In order to make your home look its best and protect your new siding, a quality paint job is essential. At Colorado Siding Repair, we have the perfect solution to give homeowners power over their paint.
Don’t let exterior paint be a trouble spot for you. Instead, get it right from the start with James Hardie’s ColorPlus Technology. Every trim and siding product offered by James Hardie is available primed and ready for painting. However, the ColorPlus lines include factory paint application for proven and lasting color.
James Hardie’s ColorPlus Technology Compared to Field Applied Paint
When compared to field applied paint, James Hardie’s ColorPlus Technology beats the competition. The ColorPlus factory finish offers superior quality over field applied paint. This technologically advanced product is the choice for homeowners that don’t want to have to worry about repainting for many years.
Field applied paint is when the siding is painted after installation with an exterior paint product. This is true any time siding is painted after installation, regardless of the type of siding installed. James Hardie fiber cement siding is available without the ColorPlus Technology and is primed and ready to be painted after installation.
In contrast, James Hardie’s ColorPlus Technology siding and trim is not coated with regular paint. Instead, a process created specifically for James Hardie fiber cement siding is used to add the paint finish. The ColorPlus process applies the paint at the factory using its specially developed technique for a strong and vibrant paint finish.
Unlike field applied paint, where two or three coats of paint may be applied, with ColorPlus Technology, multiple coats are applied. In fact, 50 percent more paint coats are applied than the average field installed paint application. Not only that, but with ColorPlus Technology, the paint lasts longer both in quality and aesthetics.
The James Hardie Process for Factory Application
The process for applying the ColorPlus Technology is unique to the James Hardie brand. The durable fiber cement boards, with all their benefits, are the foundation of the process. Multiple coats of color are applied in a factory setting and baked on between each coat.
The process is closely controlled, which ensure consistent coverage and long-lasting durability. In addition, unlike field applied paint, the ColorPlus Technology resists UV rays for color that’s fade resistant. Your siding will be more vibrant for longer.
With the ColorPlus factory finish, as the paint cures between coats, a stronger bond is created which enhances the siding’s ability to resist chipping, peeling and cracking. Even through this process, the siding retains the look of wood. This detailed method makes James Hardie’s ColorPlus Technology fiber cement siding stand out from other siding brands.
James Hardie fiber cement siding without the ColorPlus technology is still a solid product that is built to last. At Colorado Siding Repair, we most often recommend the James Hardie brand for its quality and robustness.
However, if you want to take your exterior up a notch, ColorPlus Technology is the way to go. The process is designed to offer a beautiful exterior without having to think about regular maintenance.
The factory finished paint produces a more consistent and even paint job than with field applied paint. In addition, the built-in UV protection means the paint won’t fade. Look around your neighborhood and you’ll see many homes with inconsistent paint color due to fading from the sun. The paint becomes streaked or the side of the home with more sun exposure fades.
With James Hardie’s ColorPlus Technology, this won’t be a problem for your home. You’ll experience uniform and lasting paint coverage over the long-term.
Also, James Hardie makes the color selection process easier. Instead of having to sort through limitless color options, they’ve narrowed the color selection. Paint color experts worked to develop the color line by narrowing the choices to the best and most desired colors to create the greatest curb appeal.
Invest in a 15 Year Warranty
One of the best things about the ColorPlus Technology fiber cement siding finish is the warranty. James Hardie’s ColorPlus siding is backed by a 15-year warranty. That means you won’t have to worry about your siding investment for many years.
In fact, you won’t need to paint for 15 to 20 years, which means a saving of $7,000 to $12,000 every eight years. That’s big savings! Especially in communities with an HOA that requires homeowners to maintain the standard for exterior paint. You won’t have to worry about fees or citations for the condition of your siding. You can trust it’ll look great.
While the James Hardie brand does cost more upfront than many other siding options, you have long-term protection. Unlike inferior siding options, you won’t need to replace or repaint the ColorPlus Technology siding for at least 15 years. However, this siding brand often lasts even longer than the 15-year warranty.
The limited warranty covers both paint and labor for 15 years if peeling, cracking or chipping occurs. This is protection you can trust for your home and wallet. Make the smart decision by investing in a product with proven longevity.
James Hardie’s ColorPlus Technology Collections
To make your siding selection easier, James Hardie introduced the Statement and Dream Collections this month. These collections breakdown your color choices into two separate categories to better meet your needs. Both collections offer a variety of colors available in the different siding finishes, like HardiePlank®, HardiePanel®, HardieShingle®, HardieSoffit® and HardieTrim®.
The Statement Collection
The Statement Collection was developed to meet the needs for each market based on the most popular colors and styles for the market. This collection narrows the choice to make the siding selection process easier for homeowners. This is also a great collection to stay in line with HOA guidelines.
- A focused mix of the market’s most popular James Hardie ColorPlus Technology siding and trim styles, textures and colors.
- Designed to meet the large majority of customer needs.
- Access to a broad offering of ColorPlus siding and trim products.
- The uncompromising performance homeowners expect from James Hardie products.
The Dream Collection
The Dream Collection offers more color variety than the Statement Collection for homeowners that want a larger selection. Both collections offer the same superior fiber cement siding options. The Dream Collection simply expands the color choice.
- A color palette of over 700 ColorPlus Technology finishes, made to order in a wide array of James Hardie siding and trim styles.
- The uncompromising performance homeowners expect from James Hardie products.
At Colorado Siding Repair, our goal is to provide the best siding products and installation for your home. In our experience, composite wood siding is substandard and doesn’t offer the lasting quality or results of fiber cement siding.
While we work to support our client’s siding preferences, we do recommend the best products for your project. We want you to be happy with the results and have a reliable product that gives lasting peace of mind. James Hardie fiber cement siding is most often the best siding to protect your home.
If you budget allows, we recommend James Hardie’s ColorPlus Technology siding. This product is built to last and enhance your curb appeal. The ColorPlus Technology means you won’t need to repaint your home for many years. The warranty and quality reputation also support our decision to recommend the ColorPlus Technology Collections.
At Colorado Siding Repair, we are a James Hardie Preferred siding firm, which means we’ve met rigorous standards set forth by the James Hardie company. When you work with a James Hardie preferred provider, you not only get a superior product but also superior installation.
Take Your Siding to the Next Level
Make your home look its best with James Hardie’s ColorPlus Technology. This product takes your siding to the next level to give your home the added curb appeal and lasting results you want.
At Colorado Siding Repair, we offer superior products, including the James Hardie fiber cement siding product line. In addition, we set the standard for reliable and knowledgeable siding installation. Specifically, we understand how to best prepare your home’s siding to withstand the Colorado climate and weather.
Contact us today for an estimate or to schedule a consultation.