How often do you clean the outside of your house?
I'm choosing colors for an exterior remodel with hardiboard and read on their website that it needs to be hosed down every other month or so to prevent mold/mildew. This sounds excessive to me! I currently have cedar shakes and hose the house down once a year. My neighbor has vinyl and powerwashes it once a year. I'm thinking of changing to vinyl. Don't want the extra maintenance.