After the Great Chicago Fire in 1871, red brick use peaked in Chicago and the surrounding area, and after all these years, the red brick details stuck around. According to the market research, 60 percent of Chicago homeowners have red brick details on their homes.
With the scientific advances over the past hundred years, James Hardie Building Products has engineered a fiber cement siding that combines beautiful design with high performance. James Hardie® siding and trim withstand damage from moisture and rot, resist damage from termites, and generally require less upkeep than wood siding.
This siding performs under extreme hot or cold conditions— it can slow down the progress of flames, as well as help withstand a Chicago blizzard. And it looks great, too, especially when paired with red brick details. Here are some home examples featuring siding colors that complement red brick:
Traditional Cape Cod: HardiePlank lap siding in Sandstone Beige.
James Hardie’s curated color collection options each complement one another, making it simple to choose a siding and trim color that look great together, whether you have red brick details on your exterior or not. You no longer have to feel overwhelmed sifting through piles of color swatches, check out the color palette that makes it truly difficult to make a bad choice.