This is a great example of Hardie vs Vinyl. Besides being tougher and lasting longer we can just make homes look far better using James Hardie products!
On this built in 1995 home in Forest Lake, Minnesota hail damaged the roof and the vinyl siding. Our customer took the opportunity to upgrade. He chose James Hardie Cedarmill Colorplus 7 inch lap siding in Timberbark and went with James Hardie Heritage panel straight edge shakes in the colorplus Heathered Moss color. We also built a custom decorative James Hardie louver over the garage. For the corner trim we used the James Hardie NT3 in the colorplus Navajo Beige.
On the roof we installed GAF Timberline HD shingles. The color is Weathered wood.