We were considering applying HardiPlank siding to 30 condominums but we were told that Hardi-Plank requires yearly caulking and painting every five to seven years. Given this and the expensive installation, it was determined that Hardi-Plank is not a good solution for replacement siding. Have you had this experience from any of your other viewers. I realize that HardiPlank is new but maybe someone out there can clarify this concern. I have HardiPlanks OEM commits but I would like an unbaised opinion. Thanks.