I have a 6" channel painted cedar siding all around my house. It looks great and practically brand new on all sides but one (and a small section on one of the gas chimneys). The south side gets no shade and all sun during the spring and winter. You can tell the siding wasn't kept up well. The boards run vertically and they are severely warped and look like they weren't continually painted every few years.
I have to replace the south side siding for sure this spring and I am wondering if I should use the same channel siding (probably running horizontal instead of vertically) to keep a uniform look around the entire house (and save money). Or should I install some hardi plank on the one side of the house (it is also the back side so you wouldn't see the side from the street.
I mostly would like to save as much money as possible with this job and want to maximize resale value as I might sell the property in 5-10 years.
I just want to see what people think about having a house that would be 3/4 cedar and 1/4 hardi plank.. Would it look to ridiculous and turn off potential buyers knowing that they would eventually have to replace the rest of the house with Hardiplank? Or do you think it is the best choice?
I would say the side of the house is about 40x30 & 20x15 for a total of 1500 sf.
Would it be worth it in resale value (in 5-10 years) to replace the entire house siding with hardiplank? I am talking about a 30 foot two-story house with 2500 floor sq ft, not including the garage. Thanks for your insights.
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