Choosing the right siding materials and a certified, licensed contractor can make siding replacement last a lifetime. Replacing the siding on your home is not a simple process. It typically involves the complete removal of the existing cladding (hardboard siding, pressboard siding, cedar wood siding or stucco), the installation of a moisture barrier and reflashing of all windows and doors before the new siding is installed.
There are also some specific handling and installation techniques and tools required that are unique to fiber cement siding. For all these reasons, siding installation is typically not a do-it-yourself project. It should be reserved for siding contractors that are experienced in siding installation with the proper tools.