What about pre-finished Hardie?

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What about pre-finished Hardie?

Am thinking about residing a home/job with the pre-finished Hardie lap siding, including all trim. Has anyone used this one? It's supposed to be a 25yr "guaranteed" finish,
and is available in many colors.
Although it's about twice the cost of the bare version, I'm thinking it might be worth it and good selling point given the 25yr. finish warranty.
My first thought is how prone is it to "scuffing" etc. during the handling/installation. And if you've installed it, how close does the available touch-up paint match the factory applied finish?
 
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Old 04-19-05, 06:22 AM
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I have not used it, and for that very reason- I've heard it's prone to scuffing- plus you still need to prime and paint all the butt joints that get caulked, around doors, penetrations, etc. Seems easier to me to get it primed, then paint.
 
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