If you choose EKIM to complete your siding repairs prior to the painting project, you can ignore this post. For those homeowners using a different contractor than EKIM, you must use the same siding as the existing siding or Hardie Board (composite). The following information might have changed, but check with Pine Cone Lumber in Sunnyvale and ask for part number 5848DFP8. Refer to the previous instructions for primer, caulking, etc. information. You might also be able to find the material at Economy Lumber. Note: you cannot buy this siding at Home Depot. All homes not contracted with EKIM will be reinspected. Please make sure repairs are completed correctly using the same material, otherwise you may be required to redo the work. Any work completed must be "like for like."