The siding has started. There will be a combination of HardiePlank lap siding (shown in the photos), Hardipanel, and reclaimed wood (in the entry/foyer area.
Is this a ‘green’ product? Hardie is a fiber-cement product made from cellulose and cement-type material. The wood product (cellulose) used does not come from endangered trees, cement and sand are an abundant product, and durability – Hardie products carry a 50-year full transferable warranty.
Hardie is sold two ways: Color-plus, factory painted and primed (painted in the field after installation). Which method will need to be painted sooner? The Color-plus Hardie carries a 15-year warranty. We’ve been installing primed Hardie, then field painting the siding for 14+ years. These siding on these projects still look great and have not required repainting.