The best way to tell what type of siding it is, is to go to an unfinished area like the attic, and look on the backside of the board to find the manufacturer's name or an AHA code (The American Hardboard Association). This will help you determine the manufacturer of the product and where it was made.
Fiber Evening Blue
Overall, fiber cement siding gives homeowners the best value long-term. Before you have any siding installed, always weigh the pros and cons. Brick and stone siding are resistant to rotting, fire, and insects just like fiber cement siding. The downside is that it's heavier and more costly than fiber cement siding.
Country Lane Red
Siding is a great, environmentally friendly choice for overall curb appeal and home value. It will give your home a new look and feel to it. It is an attractive choice with guaranteed durability and quality. It provides an amazing return on investment.
With the proper care, your siding will outlast its 30-year warranty. It can even last up to 50 years if cared for properly.
Whether or not if you're deciding to sell your home, having siding is going be one of the best investments you'll ever make. You can recoup as much as 76% of the upfront cost of it upon the sale of your home.
Does Existing Wood Siding Need to Be in Decent Condition to Cover With Hardie Board? Absolutely. It is very important that, in addition to being flush and flat, wood siding needs to be in decent condition to be covered with Hardie board.
Generally, if you're installing vinyl, aluminum or wood siding, you will likely need to use a house wrap. Wood siding, for instance, benefits from house wraps because it usually has several seams with overlapping boards.
Underlayment or weather resistive barrier (WRB) is installed between the siding and the sheathing. This can be tar paper or a house wrap such as HardieWrap® or Tyvek HomeWrap®. HardieWrap® is great for keeping water out and at the same time letting water vapor escape from the house.