Over time the original siding withered away and in addition, woodpeckers added more damage. A solution was made to install fiber cement board siding instead of wood siding to help keep the barn in good shape for a longer time.
Fiber-cement siding stormed onto the scene a few decades ago and revolutionized the house siding industry because it possesses the best of many worlds. It offers the look of authentic wood shiplap siding, even with lookalike textured wood grain. Unlike wood, it is fire resistant. Unlike vinyl siding, it can be painted.