My house was built in 1984 and has it's original siding, which I think is called "pressed board"??? I'm not sure. It looks like lap siding but its a simulated look to some extent. What looks like 3 lap boards is actually just one that's made to look like 3. I hope that makes sense. I'll attach a pic, though it's not a great one.
The market being what it is these days, as much as I'd love all new siding, we can not afford to dump $15000 into Hardie siding! And yes, that's what the estimates have been close to with the amount of siding we have. We do not plan to stay in this house for much longer, anyway.
My question is - are there any products out there that could be used for repairs and look similar enough? I'd like to fix the rotted places, replace trim and repaint everything but I've not found anything or anyone who knows of a siding to use for repair.