Our house was built in 1993 at the height of the Masonite craze. We were part of that class action lawsuit and got a few thousand dollars out of it but the lawyers took 60% and what we were given didn't fully cover replacing the parts that had rotted so we've been replacing it little by little and we are done with it. When we replaced the windows with My Guys last year, Sean mentioned that he was also a certified Hardiplank installer. We've been kicking that around for several months and have finally decided to look into it more. We had Sean come back out today to talk to us about it a little more. Hardiplank is a much better product than Masonite. It comes pre-painted with a 15 year warranty and My Guys did such a good job with the windows, we decided to take the plunge. I've always liked this color: it's a big change from the pale yellow we've had for the past 12 years. I've also always wanted to add stone to the front of our house around the bay window up to the peak. Sean sent us to this site to look at some samples. I narrowed it down to Rushmore Ledgestone and Whisperwood Dry Stack so Sean dropped them off this evening along with a piece of the siding.
Based on the samples, I prefer the Whisperwood but I think the sample of the Rushmore is not truly representative of the breadth of color in it. I like the blue in it as seen on the website. I think if you step back away from them, it provided a completely different look. So I'm leaning toward the Rushmore Ledgestone but if you have a strong opinion, I'd be happy to entertain it.
I'm a mother of 2 girls living in NC. I've dabbled in photography on and off but really this is just for fun