Nichiha Vs. Hardie shake and lap siding
I wanted to hear people's experiences with either of these products. We fell in love with the appearance of the Nichiha Sierra Premium Shake and specified it on our build. Many of the lumber yards around here do not carry it (except Home Depot). My framing carpenter inquired with his go to lumber yard and after they looked into it they said nobody carries it around here because it does not hold up as well as Hardie. We are in NE Kansas. They said if you look around online you will find that fact everywhere...
Has anybody heard or experienced anything that would substantiate this comment? I could understand a distributor saying that if they did not carry the product. My framing carpenter is happy to try it but he just wanted to pass that along to me so I was aware. Also, if you've found legitimate articles or threads elsewhere related to this I would appreciate a link.