Question: Do you think cement board siding is a good siding to use in this area?
Answer: Yes, cement board siding is a very good product for this area because of its durability and ability to resist rot, mold, insects, and termites. Several manufacturers offer cement siding that can be bought specifically made for the weather in this area. It has a great warranty that varies by manufacturer, but ranges between 25 and 50 years. Some companies offer pre-painted or pre-primed versions of the siding which come with a warranty on the finish as well as the siding. It will accept and maintain paint well and can be purchased from local suppliers. It is a little more difficult to work with due to the weight of the panels and the special cutting blades required, but I believe it is a great choice and should last the lifetime of your home.