By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
When a house set in the woods in Reston was beset by several varieties of woodpeckers, the owners knew that in spite of their love of the birds, they would have to repair the damage the birds had inflicted on their cedar trim and siding.
"Fiber cement siding is probably twice as costly as vinyl siding, but it looks a lot more like traditional wood and doesn't require paint," Mr. Benton said. "The fiber cement siding is pre-finished in a variety of colors."
David Benton, an architect with Rill Architects in Bethesda, said he replaced the cedar siding on his home with fiber cement siding, in part because of the reduced maintenance required.