To make this house look its best, we used Hardiplank Siding. It’s a type of fiber-cement siding that has a few benefits, according to James Hardie, “The big selling point is that fiber-cement siding offers a number of benefits over wood. Our Hardiplank lap siding resists damage from extended exposure to humidity, rain, snow, salt air and termites,” and under normal conditions it “will not crack, rot or delaminate.” The company backs its claims with a 50-year, limited, transferable warranty. Interested in siding? Look at our Siding Cost Comparison Guide.