The color selection you make for your home speaks to your personality and style. It’s what brings your home’s exterior to life. And while choosing the color of your siding is important to the style of your home, the type of paint or product applied to your siding is vital to the longevity of the color you have chosen.
As a home improvement contractor and James Hardie Elite contractor, the Lakeside Renovation and Design team knows that James Hardie® siding offers many benefits to your home. But one of its greatest benefits in terms of aesthetic is the use of ColorPlus Technology®.
This specially-engineered color technology is designed to outperform typical paint application and coloring. Here are a few ways ColorPlus Technology outperforms the competition.
James Hardie’s ColorPlus boards are not just painted. Their color is baked on to the surface of the siding in the James Hardie factories to eliminate debris in the paint job as well as maximize adhesion. Multiple coats of the paint are applied and cured between each application. The bond created through this process eliminates chipping and peeling of the paint for a lasting finish.
Unlike most paints, which are affected by UV rays from the sun, ColorPlus Technology was developed to resist the fading that is brought on from the sun’s harmful rays. The paint is applied in multiple coats and engineered to maintain vibrancy under heavy UV rays. Most paint will dull over time, but not ColorPlus boards. Your siding will experience a lasting vibrancy far longer than your neighbors.
ColorPlus Technology was developed by James Hardie specifically for James Hardie products. While the baked-on product helps provide lasting color, the product is applied in a controlled factory environment to ensure that coverage is consistent across each board and on all coated products.
You will never have to worry about inconsistencies in the color or coverage of your home. And with its lasting nature and UV resistance, your siding will maintain this consistency for years. Even though replacements of this product are rarer than other forms of siding, they can occur. You won’t have to worry about the same color inconsistencies as other siding replacements.
Less Painting Maintenance
One of the biggest downfalls of natural wood siding is its constant need for maintenance. It should continually be painted or stained to keep it from rotting and warping. The same goes for many forms of siding. Any siding that is manually painted will eventually experience chips and cracks, requiring a fresh coat of paint for protection and beauty.
Not James Hardie siding coated with ColorPlus Technology.
The baked-on paint does not chip or crack, saving you from needing additional paint applications over the years you have your siding.
Lessened Installation Time
James Hardie fiber cement can take a James Hardie Elite contractor more time to install than other siding materials, due to its thick and heavy boards. This thickness is just one of the factors that make Hardie Board extremely durable. So, anything that can quicken installation time is a bonus.
With ColorPlus boards, there is no need for onsite priming and painting. No need to wait for appropriate temperature and weather conditions for paints. Simply have your siding installed, and you are ready for lasting, beautiful siding.
When it comes to paint, the acronym VOC stands for volatile organic compounds. These chemicals or compounds can easily become vapors at room temperature, leaching into the air and causing issues for people and their surroundings. They can have both short term and long term effects on a person’s health and are also harmful to the environment.
Most paints contain VOCs. Therefore, reducing the need for onsite painting or repainting over the years helps diminish the VOCs being released into the air. Reducing the application of VOCs benefits your health, your home, and the world around you.
On most forms of siding, paint is anticipated to need a new coat every one to two years. But ColorPlus Technology is backed by a 15-year limited warranty due to its lasting durability. The warranty backs both the paint itself and the labor. This provides just one more layer of protection to you as a homeowner, guaranteeing you will have beautiful, lasting color on your siding.
A Simplified Color Selection
You deserve to be proud of and satisfied with the siding on your home. Maintaining a cohesive paint color plays an integral role in achieving that. But color does not have to be difficult. Maintaining a uniform, vibrant, and lasting color can be easy with the right product.
The ColorPlus boards are curated to match the color palettes of HardieTrim® and HardieSoffit® for a cohesive look. And the professionals at James Hardie have narrowed down the color selections to provide colors they know look beautiful on exteriors. With a wide selection of expertly chosen siding colors, you will know you are choosing a color palette that will accentuate the beauty of your exterior.
Hire a James Hardie Elite Contractor
To ensure that your siding is installed properly and without compromise to the ColorPlus boards, hire a James Hardie Elite contractor. Our Lakeside Renovations and Design team is a James Hardie Elite Preferred contractor, so you can be certain you are receiving a seamless installation of all James Hardie products.
Our team can make it simple to get siding color that lasts. Learn more about the benefits a James Hardie fiber cement installation can bring. Also, contact us for a free consultation for your siding needs.