we need to replace our old aluminum siding. but since we live in lower windsor terrace where there’s lots of ugly siding, is it worth doing hardi? will we ever get our money out? (our house has three exposed sides so the estimates we’re getting are $50,000 +). also trying to decide if it’s worth the extra money to do extra insulation while we’re at it (there’s some wrapping with hardi that would provide some insulation). is it foolish to do cedar since it’s more maintenance than hardi? (it looks a little better to me). would appreciate any advice from anyone who’s gone through this process. as well as any contractor recs. many thanks.