Our clients moved into their dream home in 2018. Originally built in 1978, the Greenwood Village house needed a little TLC on the exterior — which also made this a little warmer and brighter on the interior.
Why Our Clients Came to Us
- The original cedar siding not only looked dated, but it also was beginning to crack. Cedar is high-maintenance, so staying on top of this siding type could get expensive.
- The existing wood windows were in poor shape: drafty and difficult to crank open and closed.
When our clients moved into their Greenwood Village home in 2018, they knew immediately they’d have to address the windows at some point.
When you would sit next to the window in the winter, you could feel cold air coming in,” Andrew explained. “We lived with these windows for a few years until we decided we couldn’t take it anymore.
While the windows were the immediate need, our clients knew the siding also needed some love. They opted to take on both projects at once so everything would tie together.
What We Did
- Installed energy-efficient Pella Impervia windows; we went with fiberglass for durability — and a bigger view.
- Installed James Hardie siding, all pre-finished in Hardie’s ColorPlus Technology Arctic White; before this, we installed James Hardie House Wrap
- Added a new opening at the top of the stairs to add a window where there had not been natural light before
5280 Exteriors works with each client personally to determine the best solutions based on need and aesthetics. During the window selection process, our client was deciding between vinyl and fiberglass windows. We ultimately recommended fiberglass because it can handle the extreme Colorado temperatures better — it wouldn’t expand and contract as much as vinyl might.
One of the reasons our previous windows were struggling was due to the harsh afternoon sun. We liked that the fiberglass would hold up better to this exposure,” Andrew said. “The Pella Impervia gave us the black framed window look we wanted inside and out, plus it offered a strong fiberglass product with a strong brand name in Pella. We are very happy with the decision.
We agree about the color choice: The black windows brought a beautiful, contemporary look to the exterior and a wonderful contrast to the new siding, which was from James Hardie.
The siding we chose has a nice, subtle cedarmill texture and, because it’s made of Portland cement, sand, cellulose fibers, and water, it resists woodborne insects. This James Hardie fiber cement siding also holds paint three to four times as long as traditional wood siding.
Our clients are also satisfied with this decision: “Because it is a cement-based product, we were happy we wouldn’t have any more issues with brittle wood siding,” said FIRST NAME. “On top of that, we could get the siding in a pre-finished white color that we liked, and the paint would last a bit longer.
Replacing windows and siding wasn’t the only part of this project: Our clients had always wished for a little more natural light in their home, so we also added a new opening in a wall at the top of the stairs and framed in a new fixed window to let in more sunshine.
- New windows and siding have given this house a completely new and updated look. It stands out as a premier home in an already beautiful neighborhood.
- In addition to aesthetics, this family now has extremely low-maintenance products protecting their home and improving its efficiency.
Overall, our clients were pleased with the new siding and new windows — and they feel even more at home in their dream home: “My wife and I really like the white farmhouse look with the black windows and mixture of lap siding and board and batten. This is the look we were really after,” he said. “Initially, we thought we would also paint our brick white to match the siding. But ultimately, we decided to leave the red brick to mix in a bit of a traditional look. We felt this would match better with the rest of the neighborhood plus still give us the farmhouse look we were after. We are very happy with this decision and feel it will be a more versatile look over time.”
From consultation to completion, our clients were pleased with the 5280 team throughout the whole process.
I was impressed with the professionalism of both the siding and window crews. They were respectful around our house and very kind to our kids who liked watching them do their work,” said Andrew. “Everyone communicated well, and the process was pretty seamless.
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