Cement Siding: Tough Stuff

Reviewed by:
Rosemary Thornton
Want a siding material that will outlast your 30-year mortgage? This lap siding comes with a 50-year transferable warranty.

The fiber cement clapboards won't decay or weather like the wood they're patterned after. The lap siding can be installed directly over studs on 24" centers (or less) or on 7/16" wooden substrate.

It's offered in several textures, styles and sizes. A factory applied sealer and primer means the siding is ready to paint.

  • Hardiplank Lap Siding is 8" wide x 12' long.
  • Price is $6.79 per 12' plank (September 2006)/
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