We’re building a house right on the Oregon coast and debating siding. We’d like to be as low maintenance as possible, which is asking a lot in a saltwater environment. We aren’t willing to do vinyl or stucco though. That seems to leave cedar and Hardie. As I understand it, Hardie will need to be painted frequently. I read conflicting things about cedar though, from frequent maintenance to set it and forget it.
What is the ultimate coastal siding? Can cedar be ignored?