What should be the question is, what do I really want my home to look like and what do I need to do to keep it looking good?
Certainteed Cedar Impressions is a vinyl product and besides washing it,(hitting it with a hose under the overhangs), you really don't have to do anything to it.
Hardy-plank is still a product that you will need to paint.
Granted, you should not have to paint it that often because moisture will not be bleeding through it like wood but, it does take more to maintain it than vinyl.
It's up to you to decide if, "Do you want to pay me now or later?).
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