Half the cost of a fiber cement board siding job is labor, so you can save thousands of dollars by installing it yourself. A siding pro shows the tools and tricks needed for a weathertight installation.
The James Hardie company's fiber cement panels can be butted to each other or can be installed with a reveal between each panel. I love this look for contemporary houses. It almost looks like steel, but it won't rust.
Liking this combination of materials and colours. Dark grey cement (hardy?) board and the cedar siding. 1. A 4″ cement board siding in a blue grey tone. 2. A 2.5″ clear cedar siding with brown tones helps to punch up the smallest of the three gables. 3. An 8″ reclaimed barn board. The strongest element. 4. A crezon fascia board 24″ in width site painted dark brown. 5. The front door finished with a lighter stain and vertical inlay is a key visual element.