For this siding project in New Hope, PA, we installed Hardie Planks on a newly built home, just framed out. There isn't much to compare to the final project since this was a new construction but Hardie Planks were an excellent choice for this home. Fiber cement is the ideal siding choice for home in the NJ and PA area, specifically for it's longevity and resistance to the elements. It's a durable material that won't crack, dent, warp, rot, etc. We see these problems with siding options like vinyl, wood, and stucco. The siding on this home came out great and will protect this home for decades.