Siding repair / replacement Vinyl vs Hardi
My house was built in the 80s with pressboard siding that has swelled with water in places. One side of my house has been ravaged by woodpeckers and needs to be entirely replaced with some of the sidewall and insulation repaired and replaced. Unfortunately, I don't have the money to do the entire house so I am faced with dealing with one side.
All of the contractors I've spoken to have suggested using Hardi plank or similar cement fiber siding with the exception of one who said he would go with Mastic Carvedwood Vinyl and it would look fine. There are similar colors in both to match. The vinyl would save me about $1,200.
Ultimately I would like to do the whole house but wasn't confident in how vinyl would look if it was only one side.
Any comment or suggestions regarding vinyl vs Hardi?