To sort out options in siding, consider climate, home style, and most importantly, budget.
An alternative wood and fiber cement, LP SmartSide is a treated engineered wood product that the manufacturer says is durable and low maintenance. It also comes with trim options.
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Thermory claims that its heat-treated ash is much more stable than traditional wood siding. Available in various profiles, the boards will not twist, bend, or cup the company says. A rainscreen installation is recommended.