It's as simple as that.
David Buchanon Construction located in Plains, GA painted a hardie board siding home in 2011 and had to go back and repaint four years later in 2015. The paint supplier provided free paint but no labor compensation.
"I have been in the residential building business for 34 years. During this period of time, my siding preference has always been brick. I found it to be the most durable, maintenance free, long-term cost effective, and most attractive form of siding available. I am a committed user of brick on my houses. "
Jowers Construction Co. located in Leesburg, GA has bought at bank auctions numerous “harde plank” houses for rentals. Due to extreme maintenance cost, he states that he will never buy another rental house built with siding!