Sidings - Concrete Fiber Board vs. Cedar
I kind of assumed we'd put concrete fiber board (CFB) on our small cottage/cabin to be built next year. I love cedar siding, but assumed we didn't want the upkeep.
Then I read reviews of CFB here on GW and elsewhere - it seems there have been quite a few problems with CFB and snow. We have snow (well, except last year when winter forgot about us), so I really need a siding that can handle snow. That said, our cottage may sit on concrete pillars at least two feet off the ground, so that may help.
What is the view here about CFB and snow? Are the peeling problems simply installation problems as James Hardie maintains? If so, why is it so difficult to install correctly?
After being frightened off CFB (for the moment) I went back to wood. How much time do you think needs to be devoted yearly to maintaing a small cedar board home?
Finally, does anyone have any knowledge of maintenance with reclaimed barn board as an exterior siding (accent only)?