Best non-wood siding for traditional look?
Hi--We're adding on to our early 1900s queen anne/craftsman style farmhouse and need to re-side the entire house. We are looking for something low maintenance, but that offers a traditional clapboard look.
Most of the fiber cement products seem too thin (5/16") for my taste, and are not tapered like wood clapboards. ThereÂs the Hardie Artisan fiber cement siding that is supposed to lend a traditional look, but I havenÂt seen it installed. ItÂs quite thick at 5/8" and am wondering if that is too thick (and heavy?).
I've also looked at a product called Duraprime. It's made of wood, but supposedly resistant to rot/bugs. It's tapered and about 1/2" thick. I canÂt find much info on it though, and am wondering how durable it is.
Any experience with Hardie Artisan or Duraprime, or other suggestions? I should add that my husband does not want a wood siding. I've seen some discussions here on a similar topic, but still can't decide. Thanks for your help!