Costs of Hardi -vs- Certainteed fibercement siding
Has anyone out there ever gotten cost estimates for both the Hardiboard and Certainteed fibercement sidings and/or for factory painted versus primed only within a brand?
My builder has always used Hardi unpainted and that is what he based his bid on. However Certainteed has factory painted colors that I really like and their 25 year warranty on it is really attractive to me! I figure with a 25 year warranty, I'd probably be dead before it needed repainting and the next owner could worry with the job!
So, I'm trying to get a feel for how much more factory painted Certainteed is likely to run over regular Hardi plus the cost of painting it on site? If not too much more, I'll probably ask my builder to switch to Certainteed. I really don't want to be dealing with repainting a two story house with gables reaching to 34 feet (steep roof) in ten or twelve years if I can avoid it.
Thanks for any info comparing prices of the two brands (or prices of painted -vs- unpainted with a brand) that you can provide.