Dan, Both Hardie Plank and a 3/4" and 1.5" insulating foam board are good options. There is also the choice of using Insulated Siding that is a custom contoured foam backer. It fits to the specificati ... read more
In most homes, the neccesity of new windows does not usually crack the top 3 in terms of energy efficiency improvements.
You can usually get more efficiency mileage and bang for your remodeling dollar ... read more